Google will be announcing a new update for its translation app that recognizes voices and translates them into the desired language, the New York Times reports.
Google Translate currently has 90 languages available, and since Skype has released a feature that translates spoken language, Google is coming out with its version.
Instead of attempting to type a language into the app to translate it, users will now be able to have their foreign friend speak into the phone so it can be immediately translated. They claim the technology will be very accurate.
Previously released apps like World Lens have attempted to make it possible to translate a road sign by pointing your camera at it, and the Times claims the Google update may come with similar features.
Skype's version of voice translation requires a headset, and it is unclear if Google's version will require the same external aid.