Microsoft today has released a new update for its Translator app for both Android and iOS devices. The latest update comes with offline Translator support for several languages. The support is powered by AI and can run without an internet connection.
The update with offline translator support is especially useful for users who frequently travel abroad and are unable to bear the huge roaming charges that come with the travel. The translator app can now be used by downloading the required language pack in advance or before leaving for an abroad trip.
The download will help the users to avoid huge roaming charges and can be used offline when they are visiting countries like china etc. The update currently brings only selected languages like English, Chinese, French, German and Russia.
Microsoft has confirmed that it is working on adding more language packs which can be downloaded and used offline which will be made available in upcoming updates to the application.
The other option that has been added in the latest update is the Translator app can provide translations even if the user is not able to or is without a data connection. But the translations provided are very close to the one based on cloud power.
However the accuracy of the translations with offline system can’t be said to be accurate as you would get with a online translation. The offline translator accuracy is said to be improved by the company in the upcoming updates.
The Redmond Giant has also confirmed that its Translator app in the Offline mode is more advanced and best compared to that of Google’s. The comparison with Google has been made by Microsoft based on the tests it has conducted with Huawei using the AI co processor in phones like Mate 10 and Honor 10.
The AI powered Translator feature is available for non AI hardware devices also and Microsoft is said to improve the feature in its upcoming updates.