Microsoft has unveiled its 'Translator 10 Beta' that will allow Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users to translate languages on the fly. The newly released app is currently in beta, but offers quite a wide variety of options that can easily help someone looking for a quick translation.
While translating languages via entered text is fairly common, the Translator 10 Beta takes it a step further by also allowing translation via camera. This means that you can point your camera at signs, text, etc and the app will translate. But, perhaps best of all, these translation can be accomplished without the use of data. The Translator app can download translation packs so you will not have to utilize data when traveling abroad.
- Text translation - Enter text to translate into one of 50 languages and scripts.
- Camera translation - Point your camera at signs, menus, newspapers — any printed text in 19 languages and scripts — then tap to see the translation.
- Voice translation - Translate by speaking one of 10 languages into your phone.
- Offline translation - Download a translation pack so you can translate even when you’re offline — handy when you’re traveling and you want to avoid expensive data roaming charges.
- Text-to-speech - Hear translations from a native speaker.
- History, search & favorites - Your translations are saved, so you can search through your history to find them later. Mark translations as favorites to find them even more quickly.
- Word of the Day - Learn a new word or phrase everyday by pinning Translator to Start.
Naturally, the app is still in beta, but it can be downloaded to your Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobile device. It seems likely to eventually replace the Bing Translator app currently available on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1.