You don’t need to type on your phone, wait for the translation to appear on the screen and then show it to the local shop owner so he knows what you’re looking for? Google Translate app is hoping to break down the language barrier once and for all, with the addition of a voice-translation mode.

The app also has a camera translate mode which captures words found in an image and translates them in real time on the screen!

Amazing as it may sounds, it can be a bit insufficient if a non-English speaker wants to fully appreciate an episode of The Daily Show only with the help of this app..

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(First posted on 4 Feb 2015)