A month and a half ago alongside the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we also covered how Google’s stock keyboard had been updated to match the visual stylings their latest OS. Unfortunately, though, many had grown quite fond of the previous blue theme. Luckily, Google has decided to update its first party keyboard once again, giving users the choice of which theme to use: white or blue.
The only major user-facing change in this updated version is the ability to choose the keyboard’s color scheme. This field is accessed through Keyboard Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Color Scheme. Selecting either white or blue changes the colors for suggestions, as well as gesture typing trails. In addition to the user selectable theme, this update also brings “bug fixes and stability improvements.”
The update bumps the keyboard to version 2.0.19133.927933a, and it comes in at a healthy 15.4 MB. This update is being launched in the form of a staged rollout, so not everyone may receive the update immediately. However, we’ve gone ahead and uploaded the APK over on DevHost for your early adopting pleasure.
Are you glad to have your Holo blue accents back? Let us know in the comments section below!
[Source: Google Play]
Google Play Store Changelog:
What’s New• Add a new advanced option to switch keyboard color scheme (white and blue)• Bug fixes and stability improvements.