Google Translate is now offering real-time speech translation and easier sign translation. You can just point your phone’s camera at a sign and it will translate it for you. An even more important feature is its ability to translate another person’s speech and play the translated result out loud. You can actually have face to face conversations with people around the world!
How many times have apps failed you while travelling due to spotty Internet access? I’m guessing it was many. the Google Translate sign translation feature works offline, so you don’t have to worry about that.
Source: Yahoo! Travel.