Microsoft Translator for Android also works now on Android Wear. Among other things, it supports 50 languages and allows you to save your translations.
Microsoft continues its assault on the world of Android with its applications. After releasing the stable version of HyperLapse and working in Cortana – after its beta leaked a few weeks ago – the Redmond giant has now put into play a new version of its translator.
The application, which has the difficult task of competing with Google Translate (probably the most used of all internet), does not want to stay alone on your mobile phone but wants to go much further, specifically to Android Wear. If as you have read, Microsoft Translate for Android Wear.
Microsoft Translate for Android supports more than 50 languages, it is available on Google Play but the latest news by downloading the APK. One of the most interesting things, in addition to the fifty languages it handles, is that it allows you to search, even from your wrist, for the correct pronunciation of each word.
Microsoft Translate for Android: a simple interface
It has a minimalist appearance, although it does not adhere 100% to the canons of Material Design. Still it has a frankly nice interface and as we said simple. Another detail that can be frankly useful is that it allows the user to save their most important translations on your phone just by synchronizing the clock data with the phone.
Realistically, Microsoft Translate for Android is behind Google Translate. Among other things for the camera’s utilities or the specific one for conversations. However, we must bear in mind that those of Redmond, in its mobile roadmap, have an important space for the Android world and therefore do not underestimate these initiatives.
Regarding the translation of the camera, its performance is decent, although it is a bit below its main rivals. The application does not translate in real time, but takes a photo and analyzes the text that is in it, showing the translations on the original text. Like Google’s translator, it does not recognize handwriting very well.
- The best: offline translation, many translation tools.
- The worst: Slower recognizing text than its rivals.
OneDrive and OneNote are also updated
Microsoft seems to be very busy on the front of Android: while OneDrive includes improvements such as a cover for Android Wear and notifications for our watches, OneNote also allows us to take notes with the voice and look at the existing ones on our watch. The updates should arrive on Google Play in a matter of hours, where you can also download them for free in case you don’t have them.