Mar 31 AT 9:04 PM Taylor Wimberly 24 Comments

Google removing language barriers between the species

Google’s Reto Meier hinted the London Android team was working on a “pretty incredible” app and now we have learned the details. Available now on the Android Market, Translate for Animals bridges the gap between humans and animals by using the power of Google Search to generate cross-species translations. Current translations are available many species including cat, dog, bird, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, tortoise, horse, chicken, sheep, donkey, and pig. Look for more animals to be added in a future update.

From Android Market: Recognizes and transcribes words and phrases that are common to an animal species. To develop the app, we worked closely with many of the world’s top language synthesis teams, and with leaders in the field of animal cognitive linguistics, including senior fellows at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Source: Google

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  • Dean Williams

    Outstanding! Bravo, Google. *checks watch*

  • Rene Michel

    Isn’t this an april’s fools joke ? :P

  • E-man

    Don’t fall for it! It’s part of their continued April Fools prank.

  • Nick

    great! very funny. Google employees have great senses of humor

  • http://Website William

    I guess the only downfall to this would be if they ate your new, shiny Nexus One.

  • Vineares

    My dog let me know that this is her territory LOL
    thanks for the joke google :)

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    April Fool’s Joke

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    Hmmmmmm……GMT makes it April …….1st!

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    Ha ha Google had me for a min. :-)

  • http://Website Joel

    Awesome, Absolutely awesome

  • http://Website Louis

    The funny thing is, if this was real, it would probably require 1.6 or higher anyways. ;-)

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      hahaha, very nice, god one lol

  • http://Website Andrew

    I enjoyed this.

  • TornadoTexan

    Has anyone actually downloaded the app? The QR code does actually link to a market app. I love April Fools Day!

  • http://Website Sergi

    Dr Googlittle??

  • http://Website Gregory

    April Fool’s Suckers!

  • http://Website Jeff

    I downloaded it and used it on our cat! She said, “Put your damn pants on your fat f$%k!” I said, “Sorry!” She said, “you should be! Now put down the doughnut and feed me!”

  • anakin78z

    I tried this on my dog last night and it totally worked! He said he wanted more food, so we fed him, and sure enough, he ate it all. Afterwards we asked him what he wanted next, and he said, More food, chop chop! We fed him again, and sure enough, he ate it all.

  • http://Website mdog

    The link doesn’t work anymore :(((

  • royksopp82

    Very nice joke…i wil try to my friends.

  • http://Website dave

    Hahaha! Too funny. Bet people actually looking for!

  • http://Website mie

    Google got me.. #|

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