Microsoft has made some pretty impressive strides in translation over the past few years, and the company’s research has been implemented into the Bing Translator App. Microsoft boasts that it’s one of the most popular translation apps on Windows Phone 7 devices, and now Windows Phone 8 users can see how good it is for themselves.
The Bing Team announced that the Bing Translator App is available on Windows Phone 8 devices. The app has all of the features that you’ve come to expect from any translation app including augmented reality translation, speech/text translation, and an offline mode for when you’re traveling in areas without service.
What does the app bring to Windows Phone 8 users? The Bing Team says that the app now features a new translator lens that will bring up the AR translation functionality immediately. Just like in previous incarnations of WIndows Phone, the Bing Translator App also retains the word of the day live tile for those who are fond of linguistics.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the team as they were building the new version of the Bing Translator app.
You can grab the Bing Translator App from the Windows Phone 8 store right now. There’s no Google Translate app on Windows Phone 8 yet, but did you really expect there to be?