Microsoft Translator Launches, Takes On Google Translate

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Microsoft translator is a newly launched app from the software giant that is boasting support for 50 different languages. Microsoft looks to want to take on Google Translate, which has been around for a long time and supports 27 languages. The app is available on iOS and Android now and of course Windows Phone. Microsoft has even added Android Wear support to the app, which is convenient for those who travel a lot. You can type or speak the words you need translated and the app shows the translation in text form as well as speaks it back to you. The Android Wear and Android app also sync your translation between watch and phone, which is a neat feature.

While Microsoft has been aggressive in continuing development of Windows Phone, they’re also opening up to providing services and apps to other platforms as well. Recently the company made Windows Bridge open source so that Android and iOS developers could more easily port their apps to Windows Phone. Perhaps pushing apps such as Microsoft Translator is a sign of a new cooperative nature for Microsoft. Knowing full well that they trail behind Apple and Google in the smartphone market, reaching out through their competition could very well attract some users over to its own Windows Phone platform.

Have you tried Microsoft Translator? If not just head over to the Play Store or App Store and search Microsoft Translator and let us know how you like it. Comment below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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