Google’s translation application for Android devices has just been updated with new features and improvements. The most interesting seems to allow users to translate text from a picture.
According to Google, users will be able to take a picture with their phone’s camera and brush text to translate. However, this new feature is only available on devices powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and above.
In addition, Google Translate 2.5 now offers instant translations as you type and adds access network state permission to check network availability when sending requests.
Users will also be able to choose dialect preference
for speech input. Last but not least, Japanese handwriting now recognizes multiple characters at once.
Google Translation 2.5 is now available as a free download via Google Play store and it should be fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.1 and up. Check it out here