Over the last couple of days, a couple of popular Android apps have received major updates. First in the list is Google Translate that now allows users to click a picture, brush the text, and watch it get translated in your desired language.
In addition to this, users will now get instant translations for their text entry instead of entering a text, pressing the ‘Translate’ button and then wait for the translated text to show up.
There are some other minor changes as well, which can be seen in the change-log below -:
- Use camera to take a picture and brush text to translate (available on Android 2.3 and above).
- Get instant translation results as you type.
- Choose dialect preference for speech input.
- Japanese handwriting now recognizes multiple characters at once.
- Added access network state permission to check network availability when sending requests.
If you are going to a country whose language you are unfamiliar with, don’t forget to install Google Translate on your handset.
Second in the list is Tweet Lanes, a new Twitter client for Android. The app has gained quite a lot of attention and spot light over the last few weeks, thanks to an excellent developer who has been working hard on adding new features and polishing the app. The latest update to Tweet Lanes adds quite a lot of much-needed features like Direct Messages support, ability to pinch-to-zoom and double-tap on image viewer, improved layout, and some bug fixes. The whole change-log of the app can be found here, and the app can be downloaded for free from here.