Last night, Google released an update for its Google Translate app introducing the ability to translate text even in offline mode. The new feature supports more than 50 different languages including Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, French and Spanish.
Users will need to manually download and install the offline language pack for each individual language. The size of each language pack varies between 150-200MB. Keep in mind that these offline language packs won’t be as accurate as the online version, but still should be enough to get the job done. This new feature will work on all Android devices running Android 2.3 or higher.
Apart from this, Google also updated the Play Movies and TV app to add support for info cards. Info cards automatically show relevant information about the characters on-screen, their age, recent work etc. whenever a user pauses a movie while watching it. As of now, this feature will work with hundreds of movies, but Google is working on adding support for thousands of them and on Android 4.0+ devices only.
Both the app updates are already live in the Play Store, and can be downloaded right away!
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Over the last few months, Google has been slowly bringing most of its features to India and other third world countries. This includes free turn-by-turn voice navigation, the ability to publish paid apps in the Play Store for Indian developers, INR currency support, and much more recently, the release of Play Books and directly selling the Nexus 7 via the Play Store in India.
Today, Google has released another of its Play services for its Indian users to enjoy – Play Movies. Google has priced the movies at a pretty decent price, with the prices varying from Rs. 50 to Rs 120 to rent a standard definition movie. Users can directly purchase a movie as well with prices beginning from Rs 390 for a SD quality movie to a whopping Rs. 650 for a one in HD.
Android users can access the Play Movies service right from the Play Store application on their phone or tablet. You can also purchase or rent movies directly from the Play Store website.
In addition to Play Movies, Google has also enabled the option to buy paid movies from YouTube Rentals. Until now, users were only given the a catalogue of free movies, but from today, the catalogue has increased to include paid movies as well.
Along with India, Google has also brought its Play Movies service to its users in Mexico. Hopefully, Google will soon bring its Play Music and other Nexus hardware to the Indian Play Store sooner than later.