In August 2008, Google launched a Google Translate
English to German
English to Spanish
French to English
German to English
Spanish to English
English to Portuguese
English to Dutch
Portuguese to English
Dutch to English
English to Tagalog/Filipino
Filipino/Tagalog to English
English to Chinese (Simplified)
English to Japanese
English to Korean
Chinese (Simplified) to English
Japanese to English
Korean to English
5th stage (launched April 2006)
English to Arabic
Arabic to English
6th stage (launched December 2006)
English to Russian
Russian to English
7th stage (launched February 2007)
English to Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Simplified to Traditional)
Chinese (Traditional) to English
Chinese (Traditional to Simplified)
8th stage (launched October 2007)
all 25 language pairs use Google's machine translation system
English to Hindi
Hindi to English
10th stage (as of this stage, translation can be done between any two languages, going through English, if needed[clarification needed]) (launched May 2008)
11th stage (launched September 25, 2008)
12th stage (launched January 30, 2009)
13th stage (launched June 19, 2009)
14th stage (launched August 24, 2009)
15th stage (launched November 19, 2009)
The Beta stage is finished. Users can now choose to have the romanization written for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Greek, Hindi and Thai. For translations from Arabic, Persian and Hindi, the user can enter a Latin transliteration of the text and the text will be transliterated to the native script for these languages as the user is typing. The text can now be read by a text-to-speech program in English, Italian, French and German
16th stage (launched January 30, 2010)
17th stage (launched April 2010)
Speech program launched in Hindi and Spanish
18th stage (launched May 5, 2010)
Speech program launched in Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh (based in eSpeak).
19th stage (launched May 13, 2010)
20th stage (launched June 2010)
Provides romanization for Arabic.
21st stage (launched September 2010)
Allows phonetic typing for Arabic, Greek, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Serbian and Urdu.
22nd stage (launched December 2010)
Romanization of Arabic removed.
Spell check added.
Google replaced some languages' text-to-speech synthesizers from eSpeak's robot voice to native speaker's nature voice technologies made by SVOX (Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish). Also the old versions of French, German, Italian and Spanish. Latin uses the same synthesizer as Italian.
Speech program launched in Arabic, Japanese, and Korean.
23rd stage (launched January 2011)
Choice of different translations for a word.
24th stage (Launched June 2011)
5 new Indic languages (in alpha) and a transliterated input method:
25th stage (launched July 2011)
Translation rating introduced.
26th stage (launched January 2012)
Dutch male voice synthesizer replaced with female.
Elena by SVOX replaced the Slovak eSpeak voice.
Transliteration of Yiddish added.
27th stage (launched February 2012)
Speech program launched in Thai.
28th stage (launched September 2012)
29th stage (launched October 2012)
Transliteration of Lao added.
30th stage (launched October 2012)
New speech program launched in English
31st stage (launched November 2012)
New speech program in French, Spanish, Italian, and German
32nd stage (launched March 2013)
33rd stage (launched April 2013)
34th stage (launched May 2013)
35th stage (launched May 2013)
16 additional languages can be used with camera-input: Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Swedish.