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Android phones live translation app incoming

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Android phones live translation app incoming

Not speaking the same language could soon be no barrier to having a phone conversation, thanks to a new app showcased by Google at the IFA event.

Demonstrated by Google product manager Hugo Barra at the expo during Chief Executive Officer Eric Schimdt’s keynote address at this week's expo, Live Translate’s near simultaneous translation capability was shown to allow a German speaker and Englishman to converse nigh on seamlessly.

However, perhaps unsurprisingly for an app in its experimental stages it required two attempts before they were able to converse successfully.

Mr Schmidt stated: "Live translate is the next logical succession, and may be possible in the future.”

Google also highlighted its acme, all-new voice search app that allows users to conduct searches through voice commands as well as its much-touted Google TV service,

Release dates for Live Translate and the voice search app have yet to be confirmed.

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