Google Translate app for Android has now offline mode
Google Translate is the most easy and fast way to translate a word, a document or a page on the net. Even if the results are not 100% accurate, this app helps a lot understand what is going on on a web page in Russian or Chinese.
Google Translate for Android smartphones is really useful when travelling abroad, you can translate a word or a phrase and communicate with people around you, especially French people that don’t speak English.
So the Google announcement that Google Translate app now has an offline mode make us happy as roaming data is quite expensive.
With this update you don’t need a special Dictionary app any more, you will have your language of interest stored in your phone.
The new option is called Offline Languages and lets mobile users download translation packages of 50 languages. Between these languages you can find Chinese, Arabic, Greek French, and Spanish.
The offline mode is not as rich as the online application but it’s rich enough to make you out of trouble when travelling in countries that only know how to say “hello” in English.
You can download the languages you are interested in while at home on your Wi-Fi network and the,n when travelling, you have a full useful dictionary in your smartphone.
Each language package is about 150MB, depending on the language of course, so don’t download the packages from your data plan.
When downloaded, the language is available offline and you can make fast translations real time.
English language is installed by default and cannot be removed.
The translation is really fast as the app translates instantly the given word.