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Gboard prepares to remove emoji handwriting, promote voice typing in India, and more

GBoard is one of the most popular keyboards on Android, riding the popularity charts on the back of its predictive text suggestions and swipe-typing capabilities, as well as feature integration from other Google services. While most app updates tend to bring with new features, the next update to GBoard is preparing to remove the emoji...

Gboard’s GIF and emoji suggestions are getting smarter with on-device ML

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are slowly working their way into every corner of Google's ecosystem. In Gboard, Google has been using AI to improve slide typing and word prediction for a while now. The latest feature of the keyboard to get infused with AI and machine learning is GIF and emoji suggestions. GIFs and emoji...

Gboard can make custom emoji stickers from a selfie

Over the years, Gboard (formerly Google Keyboard) has added a huge number of features. In the last few months alone we've seen GIF creation, floating keyboard, clipboard manager, and just recently, Google started tested the ability to adjust the speed of deleting words. They've been trying to make Gboard feel more personal. The latest feature...

Gboard can now add text to GIFS, adds 28 new languages

Back in the day, keyboard apps were exactly that: keyboards. They were used to simply type, swipe, or dictate text. Nowadays, any decent keyboard app can do so much more. Google's Gboard is a perfect example of this. Not only does it include a basic keyboard, it also has emoji, stickers, GIFs from around the...

Blob emojis are back as sticker packs in Gboard & Android Messages

One of the biggest casualties with the Android Oreo update was Google's infamous blob emoji (a.k.a. "blobmoji"). The update introduced a redesigned emoji pack with more traditional round faces. Many of the fan-favorite critters were updated as well. Some people were happy to see the blobs get the ax, but a lot of Android users are...

Chrome OS prepares to support third-party Android keyboards like Gboard

Last month at Google I/O 2018, Google made a number of announcements pertaining to the future of development on Chrome OS. One of these announcements made it clear that soon we would see support for third-party Android keyboards such as Gboard on these devices. Now, according to a commit on the Chromium Gerrit, we may...

How to Add Left/Right Keyboard Cursors to the Nav Bar during Text Input

Customizing the navigation bar has been a staple of custom ROMs ever since Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (we don't talk about the Motorola Xoom and Honeycomb around these parts). Although a few OEMs offer some kind of software key customization on their phones, it's only with the first...

Gboard Update Brings Emoji and GIF Suggestions, Improved Voice Typing, Google Translate Access, and Improved RTL Features

Gboard, formerly known as Google Keyboard, has been the primary go-to keyboard for many users since the integration of Google Search features. And now the latest update to Gboard brings a whole new set of features. Version 6.1 brings emoji and GIF suggestions right in the suggestion strip on top of the keyboard, making it easier to convert...

Google Keyboard rebrands as Gboard with integrated Google Search

Back in May of this year, Google launched a new keyboard application called Gboard. At the time, the application was only available on iOS,  but we were told that this functionality would eventually be coming to Android in the near future.The application gave you a quick way to do a Google search without leaving the current...

Theme Google Keyboard in Android Nougat!

Choose between a bunch of different colors to set as the backdrop of your keyboard. You can also upload your own image and adjust the brightness until it looks just right.Toggle the key borders on and off to make each letter stand out a bit more. This will help if you set a very busy...

[APK for Non-N Devices] You Can Theme Google Keyboard on N Preview with Colors and Images!

If you are running the N Preview 3 on your Nexus device, there is a small yet delightful change that you must check out. You can now theme the default (Google) keyboard, with unlimited options! To enter the menu, simply head to the Google Keyboard settings, and check out the menu "Theme". From there you will be...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard

Google Keyboard version five is out and typing has never been easier. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Keyboard. Did you know these tricks? Did we miss your favorite feature? Check out the video and let us know in the comments below!Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...