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Pixel Feature Drop adds new features to Google Camera, Google Photos, and more

Once every 3 months, Google releases a "Pixel Feature Drop" update that adds tons of new exclusive features on Pixel phones. The last update rolled out in March, meaning we're due a big update today. Right on schedule, Google has released a new Pixel Feature Drop update alongside the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin. In today's...

The Best Android Keyboard Apps: Gboard, Swiftkey, Chrooma, and more!

The keyboard is probably one of the most used apps on any Android device, and possibly also one of the most underappreciated ones. Most of the time, you’ll be perfectly content with the keyboard that comes pre-installed on your device. But that’s until you discover that there are so many awesome keyboards out there that...

Gboard is rolling out a new design with some pill-shaped keys

Google's new Material You guidelines are huge and deeply changed, and they not only extend to Android 12 itself, but they're also going to extend to many other parts of the Google ecosystem as well. They give Material Design a much-needed facelift while also allowing for more customizability and design flexibility. One of the many...

Gboard’s latest test syncs the theme with your wallpaper on Android 12

Google has been on a roll revamping their keyboard experience as of lately. Recently, the company took the bold step of launching Gboard on their Wear OS ecosystem, which brought features such as speech recognition, swipe to write, and much, much more to devices we can fit in our wrist instead of just our smartphones....

Gboard’s clipboard will make it really easy to share screenshots

Google appears to be working on a new feature for Gboard that builds on a feature we saw last year that added image pasting. Now, the app is gaining a convenient new skill that will make sharing screenshots a lot easier. Android Police was first to spot the new feature, which appears to be rolling out...

Gboard for Wear OS makes it easier to type the lockscreen PIN

Google recently released the Gboard app on Wear OS, making it easier for users to type on their smartwatch. Like the Android version, Gboard for Wear OS offers multiple input methods, an integrated emoji palette, and multi-language support. The app also offers a new preview screen, featuring smart suggestions and corrections. Along with these features,...

Google brings its Gboard keyboard app to Wear OS smartwatches

Google is giving some much-needed attention to Wear OS. The smartwatch platform isn't really in its best shape right now, with some reviewers even telling people to outright avoid them and go instead for something like the Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch. Wear OS also hasn't seen a new major update since Android 9...

Gboard prepares to make pasting from the clipboard even more convenient

Google’s flagship keyboard, the one that comes pre-installed on every modern smartphone (except phones sold in China) is gaining a new trick. If you’re an avid user of Gboard’s clipboard feature, this new change will surely make your life a lot easier. In the latest version of Gboard, Google is rolling out a new scrolling...

Get Android 12’s new emojis on any rooted Android device

Google typically introduces a new set of emojis with each Android system update. This year, the company will likely introduce the new emojis introduced in Unicode's Emoji 13.1 set with Android 12. While these new emojis haven't made an appearance on any Android 12 Developer Preview builds released so far, you can now start using...

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...