Real time translation by Google Translate on Android

A year after initial release, Google Translate for Android has a new release. And this one has potentially the first real time translation service – on a portable device. We are witnessing the future being developed in front of us, and people everywhere are using it:

As Android devices have spread across the globe, we’ve seen Translate for Android used all over. The majority of our usage now comes from outside the United States, and we’ve seen daily usage from more than 150 countries, from Malaysia to Mexico to Mozambique. It’s really rewarding for us to see how this new platform is helping us break down language barriers the world over.

Unfortunately, although understandable given what it portends for the developers, it only works when translating between English and Spanish for the moment.