Duolingo, the much-loved app/game for learning new languages, got its second significant Android update this morning since being released back in May. Version 1.2 of the app brings with it the ability to store up to an hour of lessons on-device for offline use. Previously, Duolingo required an always-on internet connection in order to download your lessons and stay in sync with the server, but with the latest update this is no longer necessary. Here's the Play Store changelog in full:

New in version 1.2:

Frequent fliers, subway riders, and those with spotty internet connections get ready… offline mode is here! The app automatically stores about an hour's worth of lessons that you can take while you are offline.

If you commute frequently or spend a lot of time without a reliable connection, this update is for you. What better time to play and learn than those in-between parts of your day? I, personally, choose to remain playing games on my phone even after I arrive at work but that's beside the point. The update is available now in the Play Store so you can start your seamless language learning experience immediately.

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • heike1975

    Perfect - they are really quick with updates.

    • Brad Ganley

      I'm impressed not only with the speed but with the quality of their updates. They're good at what they do.

  • Jörgen Pettersson

    Great! Now all we need are lessons at a more advanced level.

  • Markoff

    too few languages, still no chinese

  • Kwills88

    Just patiently waiting for Japanese.