For those who travel to foreign countries often or are learning a new language, Google Translate can be a lifesaver. That’s in large part thanks to features such as offline translation and instant camera translation from English. Seven new Indian languages — Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu — can now take advantage of those features.
Offline translation, including instant camera translation from English, for more languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu). Minor bug fixes. Improved stability.
Offline translation is pretty self-explanatory; it lets you download a file of roughly 30MB in size to translate even when you don’t have a data connection. Instant camera translation is an extension of that, though it is worth noting that it’ll only work from English in offline mode.
If you’re heading to India sometime in the near future and you were worried about not being able to get around town without a connection, this addition may come in handy. The update is rolling out to the Play Store, but we’ve got the Google Translate 5.18.0.RC03 APK over at APK Mirror if you need it.