Microsoft has now updated the utility for Windows Phone 8. The latest version of Translator supports six languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) and features a new “lens” for translating text via a smartphone’s camera. The app is available as a free download in the Store. Head past the break to see it in action.
Microsoft says you can build your own customized translation system with the Microsoft Translator Hub.
Wikipedia explains that devices running an older version of Windows Phone cannot be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 due to a change to the operating system’s kernel. Launch hardware partners include Huawei, Nokia, Samsung, and HTC.