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Google launches Google Translate for iPhone and iPod touch

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Google has launched a new version of its online Google Translate tool optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch. According to the Google Mobile Blog, the web app is “optimized for speed, supports all of the existing Google Translate language pairs, and uses a client-side data-store on your iPhone to hang on to your past translations so you always have them at hand, even if you can’t use the local data network.” Google Translate for iPhone and iPod touch can be accessed now by visiting translate.google.com on the mobile Safari browser.

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1

Without copy & paste this app is practically worthless. Not completely worthless, but close.

Posted by ort on August 8, 2008 at 1:33 PM (CDT)

2

How about that lo-res icon?

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on August 8, 2008 at 5:14 PM (CDT)

3

He he he, how funny the 1st and 3rd translations in the pic read…
To people with Spanish as mother tongue, those phrases would be the same as “Can you me take to airport, please?” and “can I have a coffee big please?” to an English speaking person.
Why isn’t there a real translation tool that doesn’t leave us talking like Tarzan?!

Posted by Jermanowsky on August 9, 2008 at 4:01 PM (CDT)

4

HELLO!  Apple?  Are you listening?  Everyone is begging for copy and paste on the iPhone?  I would gladly exchange my iPhone for one of your competitor’s iPhone copies if I wasn’t already locked into a 2 year contract with AT&T;.  They can do copy and paste… why can’t yours?  Is this some kind of a sick joke or something?

Posted by Mark on August 9, 2008 at 6:31 PM (CDT)

5

holy cow those translations are terrible.  i mean, they get the job done if you don’t speak any spanish at all, but dang.  the 1st one is the worst out of all of them, the 2nd one is right, and the 3rd is just a gringo mistake.  granted, it is all done by computer… if i were google, i’d definitely pick a different screen shot to use to market the translation software.

Posted by mitch on August 10, 2008 at 8:42 PM (CDT)

6

i can’t believe google would release this in the safari browser.  they should just release it as a free app in the app store.  it would get more publicity there anyway.  and also as incredible this would be with copy and paste (which will hopefully be released in the january software update) you could use it for actual speaking or if you are writing on the computer.  I use safari on my iphone even when i am on the computer just so that it doesn’t get in the way with what i am working on or make me switch back and forth through expose.

Posted by Dan on August 11, 2008 at 11:26 PM (CDT)

7

Well, Google is a respectful brand and has quality attached to it’s deliveries, but… “puedo tener un gran cafĂ© por favor?” is the worst spanish I ever heard in my life

Posted by Francis Mann on August 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM (CDT)

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