Google makes Android Function Now On Tap translate texts and read QR codes




Google integrates its translation service Translate Now with On Tap and adds a qr-code scanner to the Android feature. Although Now On Tap came out last fall, Google has part of its digital assistant not yet made available in Dutch.

To translate comes offering a Translate button that all kinds of information in the interface of Now On Tap, the function of what there is to see on the screen. With the press of a button, users can, for example a website in a language unknown to translate quickly by pressing and holding the Home button and tap the translate button. Google came earlier with a Translate pop-up when copying text to make more readily available the function.

Furthermore Now On Tap can be in the camera app to read QR codes and barcodes, says Google. Qr codes for many phones still need a separate app. Barcodes matches Google with a database of products, and users can search for example in shops users reviews. The function looks a bit PriceWatch scanner , the application of a tweaker which linked a qr-code scanner PriceWatch Tweakers in order to compare prices in shops.

The third new feature of Now On Tap is aimed to find out more about a particular subject on which a user is reading. Now On Tap offers then include videos and articles on that subject.

Google says that the functions by directly usable, but during a short test of Tweakers they still did not work. Now On Tap operates with a long press on the home button. Google splits the screen in text fields on the basis of View Hierarchy . This is a way to determine what text is important and which are not. This is along with a screenshot sent to Google for analysis of the text and the image, and search results appear bottom of the screen.

Now On Tap does not work in Dutch. Users in the UK who want to activate the function, can put their phone on a supported language, such as English. Android 6.0 or higher is required for the function.


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