Well, it’s about time.
what you need to know
- Google Translate has been redesigned on non-Pixel smartphones.
- The app has a Material You redesign and takes advantage of more displays.
- The redesign should work on phones running Android 12 and earlier.
After users noticed on Friday (via XDA-Developers) that the app had been updated on non-Pixel smartphones, more Android users have finally started experimenting with the redesigned Pixel 6-exclusive Google Translate.
The redesign is based on the popular Google Material You design language on Android 12 and Google’s own apps. It utilizes your phone’s full display and features large circular buttons for each function. They are also placed at the bottom of the screen for better accessibility.
Some features like dialogue and camera look much the same, but the transcription function is now just a big button with a microphone. The hamburger menu is also gone, and the user’s profile thumbnail hovers in the upper right corner, similar to Google’s other apps.
The redesign was only available on the Pixel 6 series, and then started appearing on older Pixel smartphones in November. Now, any of the best Android phones can try out the new translation experience.
So far, it has appeared on devices like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra running Android 12 and the LG Wing running Android 11, which means it’s not exclusive to Google’s latest software release.
The redesign should appear on version 6.28 of the app. It may take some time to show up on your phone – we noticed this later on Wing – but if you’re impatient, you can always download the latest Google Translate APK from APKMirror.
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