google translate for android gains new live transcription functionality

Google is bringing instant live transcription to Translate for Android. The new feature is already rolling out to Android users with the latest update with support for a total of eight languages including English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. The supported languages list will expand gradually.

Live transcription allows you to record your surroundings in one of the mentioned languages and the app will automatically translate and display the words on your screen.

The Translate app will now come with a Transcribe section on the home screen which will…