Google apparently is losing their fear when it comes to courting the iPhone as the search company has unveiled another free iOS app for the masses to download.
The new app accepts voice input for 15 languages, andâ€”just like the web appâ€”you can translate a word or phrase into one of more than 50 languages. For voice input, just press the microphone icon next to the text box and say what you want to translate.
You can also listen to your translations spoken out loud in one of 23 different languages. This feature uses the same new speech synthesizer voices asÂ the desktop version of Google Translate we introduced last month. (Official Google Blog)
Overall the Google Translate app is rather impressive, although it will probably make Google’s HTML5 version more or less obsolete (as the native iOS app has more features).
Google has been aggressively courting the iPhone ever since Apple approved Google Voice.
With the exception of the Blogger team, Google has not hinted on which iOS app they plan on releasing next, although hopefully the company will consider Gmail in the near future (as Apple’s default mail app is not exactly pleasing to use).