Microsoft beats Google to offline translation on iOS

When Microsoft launched the offline functionality for Android, it was really bringing the experience in line with Google’s offering on the platform. But while the search giant’s Translate app for Android does offline translation of text (and even photos containing text), its iOS app is online-only. That makes Microsoft’s Translate app the first from a major company to offer the functionality, and the first ever on the platform to use a neural network to achieve it. The iOS app supports 43 languages, although you’ll have to download the relevant libraries before going offline. That’s a lot more than the nine the Android version launched with, but Microsoft says it’s updating that app to support the expanded catalog. Supported languages include Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. I…

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