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This article was published on November 27, 2012


With over a million downloads, Microsoft’s Bing translator app comes to Windows Phone 8

With over a million downloads, Microsoft’s Bing translator app comes to Windows Phone 8 Image by: Getty Images
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One of the most popular and useful mobile apps out there on the Windows Phone platform is the Bing Translator app. This free service combines augmented reality with the phone’s camera and speech & text translation, helping anyone better navigate the world. And now it’s available on the newest version of the Windows mobile operating system.

Starting today, those with Windows Phone 8 devices can download the app from the App Store marketplace and begin translating whatever they want until their heart’s content. The app uses a translator “lens” whenever you launch your camera, which will enable you to access the “camera mode translation functionality” easily. Seven different languages are supported, including German, American English, British English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the app:

There have been over a million downloads of this app before its release to Windows Phone 8 and will surely be added to the slew of new devices coming out on the market as more people (hopefully) use the devices.

Photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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