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View Full Version : Google Currents 1.1 Translates and has Off-Line Reading

Craig Horlacher
04-12-2012, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/google-currents-app-updated-with-international-support-offline/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/11/...upport-offline/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Google has today rolled out version 1.1 of</em> [Currents]<em> for Android and iOS, which makes the service available worldwide with support for 44 languages, and adds a number of other improvements including the ability to select which editions have images for offline reading, instant online sync, translation for 38 languages and a promised 7X performance boost."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1334248389.usr309.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>I haven't used Google Currents but it looks like a great app.&nbsp; I may have to try it out!&nbsp; The fact that it does translation is cool and off-line reading could be just what some WiFi tablet owners are looking for!&nbsp; It's free on the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.currents" target="_blank">Play Store</a> and supports phone or tablet form factors.</p>

Michael Knutson
05-16-2012, 03:59 AM
Nice idea, but that's a pretty bad translation. Good enough to get the general idea, but the finer points are missed, or translated incorrectly, especially with the german sentence word order.