Microsoft Translator App Comes To iOS & Android With Wearable Support

MicrosoftMicrosoft has brought to the masses the Microsoft Translate app for both iOS and Android.  Because of this release, this turns will create some major competition with Google’s popular Google Translate software.  The major difference with Microsoft Translate is that Microsoft has enabled the features for both platform’s wearable products, Apple Watch and Android Wear.

The iOS app gives users a way to speak and type your words, where the Apple Watch only offers a speak-to-translate option.  Not surprising by any means, but not all languages will talk back to you with the translation.  Also, users can’t speak to translate in all languages, such as Hebrew, but you can in many.

The app supports the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian (Latin), Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese(S), Chinese(T), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong Daw, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Quer’etaro Otomi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh, and Yucatec Maya.

The Speak-To-Translate option supports approximately 30 of the 50 langues listed.

For more details, check out the CNET coverage.

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