Almost all Google applications and services are popular with the masses. The main thing is that everyone can use them free. Most importantly, they are also the best in their segment, despite the fact that they are not the best. Therefore, from its inception, Google Translate has been a translation service like no other.
Now, more than a decade after launching, the Google Translate app for Android has made a big splash.
Google Translate is one of the simplest translation apps for fast and easy translations. It’s also free and easy to use, which makes its popularity in terms of downloads understandable.
Google Translate was introduces since ten years ago as an Android application (launches in January 2019). Over time, the application updated with a number of new features and user interface iterations.
Google Translate has reached a milestone 11 years and three months after it started – it has driven 1 billion downloads to the Google Play Store.
More than 1 billion of these download come from users, not OEMs, because this app is not part of the mandatory suite of basic Google Mobile Services apps.
This means that everyone using Google Translate on their phone opens the Play Store and downloads the app from there.
Given that it’s been more than a decade since Google launched its Android app, the number of one billion is not surprising. However, time is not the only talking factor for Google Translate.
There is no free and paid application in Play store which can defeat Google Translator. The important thing is that it still have a rating of 4.5 star on Google play store.
Google Translate has its own DNA built into some of Google’s products and services. There are classic text translations – this is what greets you when you open the application. However, it is more than that.
Google’s translation service is more than just text and audio. With an ambitious leap of confidence, Google is also investing in translating text on the go via Google Lens.
This is a huge undertaking because text can be of many different fonts and sizes, and can vary abnormally from one language to another. Lighting conditions and the quality of the cellphone camera must also be taken into account.
Google does this with surprising skill. While Google Lens doesn’t really make much money, Google Lens is continuing to add features.
Google Translate currently supports 109 languages as well as support for pronunciation, transcription, offline translation, camera translation, dark mode, etc., and it continues to add more features.