Microsoft Translator for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile ditch beta status

Windows Central recently reported that the Microsoft Translator Beta app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile has shredded the beta status and go official. There may be more to the story however.

Ever since the new Translator app for Windows 10 was published in Beta status in September, there have existed 2 versions of Translator in the Store: the normal, blue-tile Translator app that you probably installed since a while ago; and the new “Translator 10 Beta” app, whose tile in the Store actually change color according to your current color theme. Along with a colored tile, the new app also sports an UI that’s more akin to the current design language on Windows 10.

Now, with the newest updates, it seems that while the Translator 10 Beta app has not disappeared, the old Translator app has gotten a facelift and becomes identical to its beta version, with all new features having been implemented (it has to be said, however, that the Store-tile-changing-color effect is very cool and still seemingly exclusive to Translator 10 Beta.)

Two versions of Translator in the Store. Guess which one is which from the tile.

Two versions of Translator in the Store (one with color changing.)

No difference in UI in newest versions.

No difference in UI in newest versions of both.

Version number, however, is 4.0.0.0 for the old app and 9.10.9.0 for the Beta.

Version number, however, is 4.0.0.0 for the old app and 9.10.9.0 for the Beta.

The fact that there is still a Beta version with general availability, however, is intriguing, and whether this is a mistake by Microsoft that will be removed soon, or an actually public testing version where the newest features will come first, remains to be seen.

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Translator
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
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