Google’s popular Google Translate app (free, App Store link), which can translate text, as well as spoken words and phrases into other languages, has received a significant update today, finally bringing support for the iPad.
Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
- Translate text between 63 languages
- Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
- Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
- Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
- Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
- Access your translation history even when you’re offline
- Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
The updated app takes advantage of the iPad’s larger display to make it easier to translate text on the go. Other than iPad support, the update doesn’t seem to bring anything new. Google Translate is available now as a free download for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (free, App Store link).