Google Translate Updated To Version 2.4 With Holo UI And More Text To Speech Languages

google translateGoogle has just dropped a Google Translate update into the Play Store, bringing it into a new ICS-flavored age. The most obvious change is the switch over to a Holo interface complete with clean drop down menus, an action bar, and better speech recognition. For the weary world traveler, things also get easier with wider language support.

The app performs sometimes imperfect text translation between 64 different languages. The app can also listen and transcribe spoken words in 17 languages to save you keystrokes. This version ups the number of dialects that can be spoken out loud by the phone to 40, including Esperanto (which people totally still speak someplace). Any translation that uses non-Latin characters will be spelled out for you so you can attempt to pronounce it.

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That last image is the old UI, just for comparison. Stark difference, right? I've only had reason to use Translate a few times, but it always worked well. Keep in mind that you need to have a data connection because all the hard work is done on Google's servers.

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Source: AndroidPolice