Google has added the ‘Translate’ feature on its third-party keyboard — Gboard — for iOS users to allow them to type and translate text into different languages.
Supporting 103 languages, the Google Translate on Gboard is available on version 1.42 of the keyboard and on iPhones and iPads running iOS9 or higher, Engadget reported on Friday.
“As you type, you’ll find the translation in the suggestion strip or by pressing the Google button. The app automatically detects the language you’re typing or pasting text in and lets you then select which language you want to translate to,” the report said.
The feature was overdue for iOS users since Gboard had supported translation on Android since 2017.
“Google has been steadily adding languages to Google Translate, and we can expect the feature to continue to grow on iOS,” the report added.
Google has recently launched its latest Google Pixel 4 series smartphones with face unlock for biometric authentication in New York. But this feature comes with a major flaw, as it could unlock the phone even if users were not looking at it.
According to BBC reporter Chris Fox, the face unlock mechanism works even when the device owner has his eyes shut. He tried this with different users and the same thing happened.
“The Pixel 4 facial recognition works even if you’re asleep/dead. That seems problematic #madebygoogle #pixel4,” Chris tweeted along with a video.
The US based search engine giant was so sure about its Face Unlock’s security that the company had removed all the fingerprint sensors from the Pixel 4 handsets.
Google seems to be aware of the problem, stating on a Pixel 4 help page that: “Your phone can also be unlocked by someone else if it’s held up to your face, even if your eyes are closed. Keep your phone in a safe place, like your front pocket or handbag.”
Google claims that the Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as a strong biometric and it is one of the most secure face unlock solutions.
The Google Pixel 4 comes with a starting price tag of $799 and Pixel 4 XL for $899. The phones will ship globally from October 24.