'Google Translate' for iOS Updated with Handwriting Integration, Support for 7 New Languages

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    Google has released a significant update to Google Translate for iOS, including a visual redesign that is similar to that of the "flat" design principles found in iOS 7, as well as new features such as handwriting input for 49 different languages with support for text input and spoken translations, Seven of the languages including Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, and Marathi are new in the most recent update.

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    Google Translate for iOS originally launched in 2011, with the redesign of the app following a number of other updates for iOS 7, including updates for Chrome, Gmail, and the release of the new Quickoffice and Google Wallet for iOS. Google Translate is a free download and is available on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Google Translate' for iOS Updated with Handwriting Integration, Support for 7 New Languages
     
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    finally. the last of my apps to get 4" display support.
     
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    the apple character writing interface is better, it doesn't randomly decide when I finished when I really paused
     
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    This is great. I've been waiting for them to update for iOS 7 for a while now and the handwriting tool is pretty neat.
     
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    Not a proper iOS 7 app. Still uses the old keyboard. :(
     
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    Give it another 2 years or so.
     
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    I just installed this and it crashes upon opening...using IOS 7, iPhone 5.

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    This is what happend to me to, I just tried again and it grabbed the new one.
     
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    I can't seem to get this to download. Whenever I try it just installs the old version, even though I'm running iOS 7.
     
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    nagromme

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    Google Translate is one of their nicer tools. Plus I give them credit for working to keep the styling up to date. Search, Translate, and Transit... 3 reasons I still like Google! (I also like blocking their cookies and trackers, and using Bing a lot :) )

    (I thought that tablet UI screenshot was an abomination... until I grasped that it was really 3 iPhone screenshots stuck together.)
     
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    Doesn't look very iOS 7
     
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    Now if they can just update Google Voice.
     
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    Can't believe they missed such an elementary thing as the new style keyboard. I sent some feedback anyway.
     
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    Glad they updates the dictation feature to match Android's excellence.
     
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    Anyone else having trouble updating? It keeps downloading with the old icon and crashed upon start (still looks like the old app when it first opens).

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    iOS 6-style icon, iOS 6-style keyboard, iOS 6-style interface.

    Well done Google. A timely release. At least it works again...
     
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    "including a visual redesign that is similar to that of the "flat" design principles found in iOS 7"

    Looks like I'll be skipping this one.
     
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    It happened to me too.. How did you fixed this problem? please let me know as I use google translate very often.
    Thanks

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    I just installed this and it crashes upon opening...using IOS 7, iPhone 5.


    It happened to me too.. How did you fixed this problem? please let me know as I use google translate very often.
    Thanks

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    :mad: it happened to me too.
     
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    This was one of those apps that I had to have when switching from droid to iPhone. It is absolutely indispensable in my work. It works great and it's easy to use. Sadly, or funnily, it's faster on my iPhone than it was on my droid.
     
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    I don't like this update, it seems like once you have made a translation, you can't reopen that text and edit/add stuff to it, you have to start writing it again. Am I missing something here?
     
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    I'm enjoying all the enhancements in handwriting recognition. I mean I can type far faster than I write (virtual keyboard or real), but quickly looking up something like Arabic or Chinese is somewhat...difficult.

    At least Google Chrome uses the iOS keyboard (or something like enough the iOS 7 keyboard), the one before was awkward to me.

    Now if only I could disable the giant voice button for more screen real estate. :D
     

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