Looks like Samsung’s S Translate app (debuted on the Galaxy S4) ruffled some feathers in Mountain View. Google has just pushed out an update for its Translate app, enabling support for offline text translate. It can now also read and translate text in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with the help of your camera, ala Windows Phone.
The number of languages supported are 51, and you can download whatever language packs you deem necessary and translate even when you’re not connected. Awesome. I can see this being of huge help to travelers, or those who have low data limits.
Said languages are – Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish