The Google Keyboard known as Gboard is now receiving an update. Included in the update is support for 22 additional languages, bringing the total to over 300. This is super impressive.
As we continue to see, Google is pushing “Go” or “Android Go” versions of select apps to Android 8.1 Oreo handsets with low memory. These apps have been streamlined to be lighter, faster versions made for lower end handsets including ones with less RAM.
Google explains that voice dictation is up to three times quicker than typing on a smartphone. This statistic is being used to highlight that Google has introduced 30 new languages (or locales) to their Android keyboard app, Gboard.
A few months ago, the Google Keyboard application was renamed to Gboard on iOS followed by Android and brought about a range of new features and upgrades. Today, the app is being treated to a nice overhaul that makes a plethora of new things possible.
Gboard for Android, Google’s very own keyboard application, is receiving a number of new features today. These improvements include cosmetic touch-ups, better voice typing control, and faster access to emoji and animated GIFs as you type. Google has also added additional keyboard wallpapers and is granting integrated access to Google Translate, right from the keyboard.
Earlier this year, Google surprised us by introducing Gboard, a unique keyboard that brings bonus functionality, on the iOS mobile platform and not Android. However, we knew it would only be a matter of time since Google usually treats each mobile platform equally if not in their own favor. A new update, version 6.0 of Google Keyboard, rebrands the app to Gboard and includes all the functionality we’ve been waiting for.
Tuesday was World Emoji Day. It was a day to remember the coming of the emoji faces and symbols we’ve become so accustomed to over the years throughout various communications apps. How the holiday came about, we don’t know, but companies including Google actually celebrated the emoji holiday.
Another May, another Google I/O now in the books. It has been one helluva Google-packed week in Mountain View at the company’s HQ for all of us working behind the scenes at Droid Turf given the amount of important coverage rolling off at Google I/O 2018. Now that the event has concluded, it’s time to reflect on what we learned this week, what’s coming in the next year and some things we wish Google had spent a little more time addressing during this year’s three-day [Read More]