Google today launched an update to their Google Translate app for the Android platform. The neat little app is a robust language tool that not only translates but also provides text-to-speech capabilities in various languages. You can type in a word or phrase and have the app translate it and then speak it. The update today adds Japanese, Arabic, and Korean.
The Google Translate app for Android can speak around 21 languages including Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese. And the text-to-speech feature of the app is perhaps its most popular. The quality of the feature in 15 of the languages has also been dramatically improved with very clear and natural sounding speech despite it being synthesized.
With this update, the Google Translate app will now support translations between 58 different languages and can speak translations in 24 languages. The app is available for download at the Android Market and works on both phones and tablets running Android 2.1 and above.
[via Google Mobile Blog]