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.