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Chrome Android App Update Includes Google Translate, Fullscreen for Tablets

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Google rolled out a new update for its Chrome Android app yesterday, adding translate options that will automatically trigger when the you visit a foreign website, and full screen mode for tablets to the mobile web browser. Chrome 28.0.1500.64 for Android also includes a new optimized right-to-left (RTL) interface for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi.

Google Translate for Android Chrome has actually been available in beta since May, but now everyone should have access to the easy-to-use service. Google won’t make you translate anything though. When you visit a page in a foreign language a toolbar will pop up offering to translate the text. Scroll down and the toolbar will simply disappear.

Earlier this week, Google finally updated its Maps app on Android after introducing the redesigned service back in may at the annual I/O conference, offering a tablet-optimized experience and enhanced navigation with traffic information. The company also took the opportunity to get rid of Latitude on Maps, though a similar service will be integrated into Google Plus.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...


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