Google’s own keyboard app Gboard is now available for Android users. It was earlier rolled out for iOs platform six months back. Officially the app is named Google Keyboard, and will apparently replace existing Android Google keyboard.
Following are the new features of the Google Gboard listed by the makers:
- Themes: Customize keyboard with favorite photos or colors
- Gesture typing & suggestions in: Albanian, Arabic, Basque, Bosnian, English (Australia), English (India), Esperanto, Irish, Javanese, Mongolian, Montenegrin (Cyrillic, Latin), Nepali, Portuguese (Africa), Sundanese, Tajik, Tatar, Zulu
- Layout support: Burmese, Southern Sotho, Turkmen, Urdu, Welsh, Xhosa
- Add recent emoji to suggestion strip
- Bug fixes, including passwords with Talkback and missing key labels
- Support Android N
In addition to that, Android Police reported the following changes in the keyboard:
- G button which is enabled in settings enables quick access to search from the keyboard
- Pop-out toolbar (when G button not enabled) offers access to themes, settings, one-handed mode, and search
- Optional dedicated number row
- Up to three active languages with preference for one (previously had to switch)
- Gesture typing is now changed its name as called Glide typing.
- Search for emoji enabled
- Rearranged emoji panel with group selection at bottom
- Emoji gets bright halo effect around them
- GIF button is always shown, but disabled in apps without support.
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