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New Google Assistant’s keyboard dictation is starting to roll out for some

Last year, Google detailed a new Google Assistant, which included an improved keyboard dictation feature that promised to offer a more advanced way to communicate with your voice. After the feature showed up in app teardowns, it finally looks like a stable version is ready for the public. XDA Recognized Developer argraur sent us a tip...

Gboard adds real-time voice transcription and translation

Google's keyboard app is getting another big upgrade with version 9.7 beta. After rolling out smart completion, adding an "undo autocorrect on backspace" toggle, and testing new Google Assistant dictation support, Google is now rolling out real-time voice transcription and translation for all users of Gboard. As noted by Android Police, transcribing and translating text aren't...

Gboard rolls out smart completion and undo autocorrect on backspace, tests new Google Assistant dictation

In a recent teardown of Gboard v9.7, we discovered strings of code regarding a couple of new features making their way to the popular keyboard app. These included a new Ask Assistant button to trigger the Google Assistant, smart completion support, and a feature that would undo auto-correct on tapping backspace. Now, Google has started...

Gboard 9.7 prepares new Google Assistant support, smart completions, and undo auto-correct on backspace

Google’s Gboard is among the most popular keyboard apps and is constantly getting updates with new features. Over the past few weeks, we've seen Gboard prepare a Google Lens shortcut, system-abiding dark/light themes, and Google Assistant dictation support, add an emoji shortcut bar, image pasting, smart reply suggestions, and even add support for Android 11...

Gboard adds 3 new suggestions: Smart replies, GIF search, and stickers

Google is starting to roll out new types of suggestions on Gboard, making it easier than ever for users to communicate. Or more accurately, it's easier than ever for Gboard to communicate for users. According to Android Police, some Gboard users on Android are reporting seeing smart replies, sticker recommendations, and GIF search recommendations based on...

Gboard image pasting is now live, Lens replaces Google Search

Earlier this year, we discovered in an APK teardown that Google was preparing to add image pasting to Gboard. This allows you to copy and image and paste it from your Gboard clipboard. That feature finally appears to be rolling out along with Google Lens integration. As you probably know, Gboard currently allows you to copy...

Google adds an emoji shortcut bar in Gboard for Android

Google is expected to roll out the first stable build of Android 11 later this year in September. As with previous iterations, the upcoming release will bring a ton of new features to the operating system, most of which we've already seen in recent Android 11 developer preview and beta releases. Along with noteworthy features...

Gboard prepares a Google Lens shortcut, dark/light themes that follow system, and Google Assistant dictation support

Google's Gboard is among the most popular keyboard apps and is constantly updated with new features. Recently, Google added support for Android 11's emojis on Gboard, just a week after activating Smart Compose predictions messaging apps. Now, Google is preparing to add a Google Lens shortcut, Google Assistant dictation, and support for automatic switching between...

Gboard is adding support for Android 11’s new emojis

Among the many additions in Android 11 is support for the new emojis included in Unicode 13, announced earlier this year. New emojis are great, but it can take a while for everyone to get them on a system level. Thankfully, keyboard apps can add support at any time, and that's exactly what Gboard is...

Google is rolling out smart compose in Gboard for Messages, Telegram, and WhatsApp

At Google I/O 2018, the company demonstrated the Smart Compose feature that uses machine learning to autocomplete sentences. Smart Compose was launched as an exclusive feature for Gmail and only available via G Suite accounts and limited to Pixel 3 devices. In early 2019, Google expanded the feature to all Gmail users and later on...

Gboard 9.5.3 reveals that the custom emoji “Minis” feature is on the chopping block

When it comes to its own suite of apps on Android, Google does a great job of adding new features, optimizations, and improvements. However, the company often also deprecates many such features from its apps without providing any explanation. For instance, we recently discovered that the company plans to kill off Google Chrome's bottom tab "Duet"...

Google is testing sticker suggestions in Messages and Gboard

Stickers have become a critical part of the messaging game. Communication apps need to have stickers if they're going to be seriously considered. People see emoji, GIFs, and stickers as a more deft way to convey feelings. Google has embraced stickers in may ways, including the bizarre and oddly fun "Emoji Kitchen" feature in Gboard....