Google Outs Experimental Translate App After Japanese Quake


In the wake of the current crisis still unfolding in Japan, Google has made available an experimental version of their Google Translate app for Android-powered devices.

Similar to the Market version of the app, the experimental version allows for quick and accurate voice recognition and translation. Using the app you can automatically translate between Japanese and over 50 other languages. The new version, however, makes the user-interface significantly easier to use and understand via “Conversation Mode”, which now works with translations between English, Spanish, and Japanese.

You can download the app using this link, or by scanning the barcode below.


The thoughts and prayers of the entire pocketnow staff continue to go out to all those affected by the earthquake and aftermath in Japan. We’d like to remind our readers that most U.S. cellular carriers are still offering free calling and texting into Japan to check on loved ones.

Source: Google Crisis Response

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Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.