When we think of social apps for smartphones, apps like Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Foursquare and more come to mind. You probably don’t think of an app like Google Translate as a social app, but it is in that it enables users to interact with others who speak a language other than their own.
I first wrote about Google Translate back in January. It translates words or phrases from one language to another. You can type in the phrase, or better yet, use Android’s speech-to-text capability to speak the phrase that you want translated. The translated phrase displays in text, and you can have Android speak the phrase.
Google has released an update to Translate that adds support for 15 more languages. With the update the app can now translate 56 different languages, and is able to speak 24 of them. Improvements have also been made to the quality of how Translate speaks back the phrase.