Google Play to offer free machine translation for Android apps

At the Google for Games Summit 2023 that took place on Tuesday, tech giant Google announced that it will offer free machine translation for Android apps into seven languages, as reported by 9to5Google.

The company said that it will use Google Translate and the ‘’best-in-class transformer-based language models’’ to translate in app texts, Play Store listings, and app descriptions.

In fact, Google also offers premium app translation, charging developers per word it translates. While its new offering will probably result in some errors, it still could be quite helpful for developers looking to grow their user base and make their Android apps available in more languages, without paying a single penny.

At first, Google will machine translate apps into following languages:

  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Japanese
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish (Spain)

The company said that it’s planning to expand the service to include more languages in the future.

Meanwhile, the ‘’Machine Translation in the Play Console’’ service hasn’t been publicly launched yet, but you can fill this form to join Google’s early access program.

The announcement comes days after Google released the second developer preview of Android 14 with new features mainly focused on privacy and security.

Written by Tuna Cetin


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