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Google Translate comes to the iPhone as a native app

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011
News Categories: iPhone, Apps + Games

Google has released a native iOS application for its Google Translate service. The Google Translate service has been available as a web application since 2008, but previously only offered an iPhone-optimized version of the normal online service, allowing users to enter or paste in text that could then be translated into alternate languages. In addition to the features of the web app, the new native iOS application allows users to speak into the iPhone to perform translations and listen to the translated text read back to them. The application will accept voice input for up to 15 languages and the results can be spoken in one of 23 other languages or transcribed in text into more than 50 languages. The iOS application also provides a full-screen mode to allow users to enlarge translated text for easier readability. Users can also view dictionary results for single words, accessed starred translations and translation history even when offline. Google Translate requires an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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