Google Translate Update Includes Support for iPad

Google Translate now offers native iPad support, or for the Haitian Creole speakers, “Google Tradui kounye a ofri sipo natif natal iPad.”

There aren’t any other major changes to Google Translate v. 1.3.0, but users can now take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen size. This may not seem like a big deal, but it adds to the app’s utility since users are now able to hit the home screen and see an easy-to-read list of the phrases they’ve recently translated without fussing with 2x mode. Since the home screen and favorites can be accessed even when a user is offline, the app can function as an ad-hoc list of commonly used translations.

Google Translate allows the user to translate between 63 languages, from Afrikaans to Yiddish. The app supports speaking the text in lieu of typing it for 17 languages, and for 24 languages the app will speak the translation aloud in a voice that still sounds 100% robotic in any language. What the app lacks in finesse it recoups in the promise that it will help users understand each other a little bit better.

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