We already have Google Translate and other similar apps. But none is comparable with the features coming with Android 12. This time Google is working on a framework where the operating system automatically translates an app into your native language.
An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by the developers in a future build.
Recently, XDA-Developers acquired the unreleased version of Android 12. The team discovered that the new version has a new “translation service” and some UI changes. In fact, the team made two discoveries –
The first one is the permission related to SystemUI. The latter one is defined by the value
It is expected that the app can be set up as a translation service. Moreover, Google may offer it up to third-party apps as the
MANAGE_UI_TRANSLATION permission has “role” (“a role is a unique name within the system associated with certain privileges.”), which means Google may add “Translator” as a Role.
The new framework is relatively complex and low-level, and it may directly translate text within the UI of an app, translating the text in the user’s native language.
AllTrans is a similar third-party app offering a UI translation feature for years. This app directly hooks into an app’s view to translate and replace the text. Android 12 is expected to do the same.
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