Bing along with Microsoft Research, and others has released an update for its Windows Phone app named Translator. The mobile app, as its name suggests, allows users to translate phrases written in foreign language to their native language for better understanding.
The updated version of Translator app allows the users to live translate anything on the go. The user has to just point his Windows Phone toward a sign and the translation, in the language the user prefers, will appear on his handset’s screen. Microsoft describes this updated feature of Translator app in the following way: “[A]ll you do is point and scan. Think of this as automatic subtitles for everyday life - a view that provides continuous translation smoothly overlaid over the original language.”
The Bing Translator app also allows users to speak phrases into their phone, which is audibly translated into a foreign language of choice. The most impressive feature of this app is the new offline capabilities, which can be enabled with the simple download of a language pack. The languages supported by Bing Translator are English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Chinese.
The updated version of Bing Translator app is available free for download from Windows Marketplace.