Tech giant Google has unveiled an offline translation via downloadable language packs for its Google Translate app for Android, allowing users of Google Translate take advantage of the tool even when they don’t have an Internet connection or have poor reception.
The offline language packs are specifically useful for mobile phone subscribers who sometimes have poor or no Internet connections in their locations.
Google noted that while the smaller size of the offline models has more limitations than their online equivalents, users now have the ability to carry the world?s languages right in their pockets.
?We shrunk and packaged our large language and translation models into these offline language packs, and therefore they are more limited than our online version of Translate,? the company said.
The offline language packages support fifty languages, from French and Spanish to Chinese and Arabic.
?You can select [Offline Languages] in the app menu to see all the offline language packages available for download. To enable offline translation between any two languages, you just need to select them in the offline languages menu. Once the packages are downloaded, you’re good to go,? the company said in a blog post.