ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries for Android: Translate More with Your Camera

June 10, 2014

ABBYY®, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 4.0 for Android dictionary software with new photo and live-translation features.


Live-translation (i.e. translating with device’s camera video mode) is used to understand words and snippets of printed text: a person aims the pointer at an unfamiliar term and taps on the screen to see its meaning. Photo translation encourages enjoyable reading of longer texts: it supports taking full-page photos and makes all of the words tappable for translation.


A single tap on a word summons a brief entry with the most common translation alternative. Another tap turns this entry into a full one, containing several translation variants, transcription, usage examples and inflected forms. Using Lingvo Dictionaries, Android customers can easily assemble a personal digital library for any of 28 languages by choosing from free pocket dictionaries and comprehensive paid dictionaries.      


The updated version for Android provides mobile software developers with a new functionality of ABBYY’s dictionary API – Lingvo API, a useful tool for integrating Lingvo Dictionaries features into other Android-based applications. Transferring the word search history from ABBYY’s dictionary software into any other program is also possible now, along with one-tap translation and advanced dictionary support. For this, the Lingvo Dictionaries application, its databases and developer’s own software should all be installed on the same device.  


ABBYY Lingvo Dictionaries 4.0 for Android is available via the Google Play Store®. It works smoothly with devices running Android 4.0.3 or higher.

Supported interface languages include English and Russian. For more information about the product, visit

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