Google incorporates its translator to WhatsApp

“Touch to” can translate on real time without having to exit WhatsApp for Android users.

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Google has incorporated it’s translator to the popular instant messaging application WhatsApp. Therefore and quite oviously, the ability to translate these messages is only one option available for devices running Android.

Before, translating a phrase or a conversation on WhatsApp was complicated. The user had to copy the text, go to Google Translator online, paste the text, translate it and then understand the conversation. To answer, the process was the same but in reverse.

Mountain View, therefore, have decided to simplify this process so that the user can access the translator from the application so the process is immediate. Of course, for this, the Google application on your device must be installed.

Any user of WhatsApp, as explained by Google, can select the text they want to translate on the conversation as if they were to copy the text and the new icon of “Touch Translate” will be displayed on the top right side of the screen.

Google’s new feature saves time. It even lets you hear the audio translation, in order to know how to pronounce the word or phrase, and allows also translate without internet connection!

Has Samsung dropped the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810?

Qualcomm confirmed on Wednesday that a key customer had dropped their Snapdragon 810 processor. The announcement was made as the company released their first-quarter earnings report.

As we mentioned in our other blog there are reports of Samsung wanting to drop the processor due to the overheating rumours. Our guess is that Samsung have dropped the processor in order to put their own Exynos processor in their S6. Whether this is to do with overheating or not we cannot confirm but our guess is that Samsung may be focusing on their Exynos brand.

Qualcomm haven’t hinted at who the key customer may be but it definitely aligns with the speculation and rumours that we reported on.

Should Qualcomm be worried?

Now Samsung generates a lot of business for Qualcomm and losing their custom has led to it’s after-hours trading being down by more that 8%. The company is also behind most of the non-Apple mobile phones on the market with companies like HTC, LG and many more using their extremely favourable processors but is that enough for them?

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Are Qualcomm re-designing the Snapdragon 810 for Samsung?

The Snapdragon 810 processor is the processor to have. The first handset to use the 64-bit processor was the LG G Flex 2 which was announced in CES 2015. Other big brand that were planning on using the 810 were HTC and Samsung but after the recent stories about the processor heating hasn’t kept Samsung interested at all. 

Now this would possibly be the worst news for Qualcomm as not only would the processor be used in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge but Samsung are a huge customer for Qualcomm so it’s said that they are now redesigning the Snapdragon 810 specially for Samsung.

LG have released a statement about the chip saying that this issue is not with the processor but with the design of the phone and that the LG G Flex 2 was designed around that…ouch. Now that’s some bad mouthing about Samsung’s ability to make phones which could easily be dismissed as the quality of Samsung phones is not disputed by many people.

As you may have read from our previous blog about Samsung’s first major chip many think that the tech giant may just be trying to find an excuse to use their Exynos processor but could not find a good reason to leave behind the most wanted processor on the market at the moment. 

I guess we’ll have to sit and wait for Samsung’s statement on the issue and see whether or not they’ll use the chip. Personally I think they should and then also release a series with their Exynos chip to show people that it’s good and could possibly replace the Snapdragon but we’ll have to see how confident Samsung are about their processor.