Microsoft updates Reading List and Bing Translator for Windows Phone

Today Microsoft has updated two of their apps for Windows Phone. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see updates for Bing Translator and Windows Reading List, an app they released just last week. Bing Translator is available to everyone, while Reading List is only available to those on Windows Phone 8.1 since they use the universal Microsoft Account sign in. Let’s check out what’s new.

Bing Translator

Version of Bing Translator is what you’ll find in the Windows Phone Store. Version 2.9.1 of Bing Translator brings the following new features:

  • Automatic language detection in Keyboard mode
  • Offline translation for Arabic and Persian

We missed covering the 2.9.1 update, so today’s update to probably is just a handful of bug fixes. If you notice anything else let us know. That said, we’re really liking the automatic language detection when using the keyboard. We’re also sure a lot of our friends who speak Arabic and Persian will appreciate the offline support that now comes in Bing Translator.

Download Bing Translator from the Windows Phone Store.

Reading List

Microsoft has updated Windows Reading List to version We’re not seeing a changelog in the app description or in the details section of the Windows Phone Store. We’re going to go out far on a limb and say you’re getting bug fixes. We’ve heard some users have troubles with items taking sometime to sync, hopefully this update speeds up the process.

Download Reading List from the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks for the tips everyone! 

Sam Sabri