Microsoft enters Google territory with launch of new translator app

Aug 10, 2015 (LBO) – Microsoft has entered Google territory with the launch of its new translation application supporting phones and tablets as well as the Apple watch and smart watches that run on Android wear, a foreign media report said.

“With the new app, Microsoft is entering into Google territory, which has long offered translation services on the web as well as for iOS and Android,”

“The new app supports 50 different languages while the Google’s Translate app, on the other hand, supports only 27 languages for text and voice conversion.”

One can type or speak the word or phrase to be translated and in response, the app shows the translated text on the screen and then speaks it too.

Text can also be copy-pastes from and to other apps for translation, the report said.

“With Microsoft Translator, you can speak directly into your watch to get an instant translation in any of the 50 different languages,”

“The app can correctly pronounce the phrase for you through your watch,”

“All your translations and settings are synchronized between your watch and your phone.”

Microsoft has already been serving up language translation via its Bing website along with apps for its Windows Phone mobile operating system and its Windows 10 desktop software.

The company also offers translation through its Skype Translator programme, which is soon due to become part of the Skype app itself.