Google Translate will soon be able to instantly translate pictures in real time. The feature was recently shown by Google during its Keynote at I/O and will be making its way to Google Lens later this year. However, before that, the feature is going to be added to Google Translate and we can finally see what it will look like.
According to 9to5Google (via XDA Developers) who did a teardown of Google Translate, the feature will be available for everyone in the future. With the new feature, the app will be able to take advantage of ARCore to display a translation simply by pointing the camera on a text. At the moment, there are three different modes that let the user scan, save and import translations using the Google Translate app.
Google Translate should get this new feature with the v5.29 update which is currently rolling out. However, we were not able to confirm if the feature requires Android Q or not.
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