Google Now on Tap update brings Discover mode, text translation from any screen, and more
Google has just announced an update to Now on Tap that will bring handy new features like text translation from any screen, a new Discover mode, and barcode/QR code scanning.
One of the biggest new features in this update is the ability to translate text from any screen. Now whether you’re in an application or looking at a webpage, just long-press the home button and tap the “Translate this screen” card. Now on Tap will then translate the text on your screen into your phone’s language. This will come in handy in a variety of circumstances. For instance, if you’re using Google Maps and come across a restaurant review in a foreign language, you’ll be able to translate that review instantly.
The new translate feature is only available for phones with the language set to English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Now on Tap is also getting a new Discover mode that will give you more detailed information about the topic you’re searching for. If you’re reading about Pluto, for instance, and would like to learn more about NASA, just long-press the home button and tap the Discover button. You’ll then be presented with a stream of content like YouTube videos, news articles and more that relate to the topic that’s on your screen.
originally posted on: Android Authority