Google’s Translate app now works offline for 59 languages

June 13, 2018 Tristan Greene


Google yesterday announced an update to its Translate app which brings offline support for 59 languages to iOS and Android devices. What’s new: Prior to this update, Translate users suffered from limited translation functionality when their device wasn’t connected to the internet. Now, with improved offline support, full phrase translation in 59 different languages becomes possible without the need for Google’s software to run server-side machine learning processes. Everything happens on the device now, even if you have an older phone. How is this possible: It’s basically just your standard ancient magic spells mixed with some robomancy. Actually, the translation…

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