Google has released its stock touch keyboard, now called “Google Keyboard,” as a download on the Android Google Play Store. The download allows anyone with an Android 4.0+ smartphone or tablet to add the stock Nexus typing experience to their own device. They keyboard include Voice Dictation, Gesture Typing, and multiple dictionaries.

Starting today, you can get the smart-and-easy Nexus typing experience on your Android phone or tablet, by downloading Google Keyboard on Google Play:http://goo.gl/W63Lu

Google Keyboard has Gesture Typing (which lets you glide through letters to form a word, just lift your finger to enter a space), automatic error correction, and word predictions. You can also tap the microphone to compose messages with Voice Typing when you’re on-the-go. Together with dictionaries for 26 languages (plus keyboard layouts for a dozen more), it provides a fast, accurate, and reliable typing experience.

Android is an open platform, so you can customize your device to your liking; choosing your own keyboard is just one example of what’s possible – and there are a lot of great keyboards to choose from on Google Play. (Some of our other favorites are SwiftKey and TouchPal – check them out here: http://goo.gl/Hgj9k)

Google Keyboard is rolling out to Google Play today, for devices running Android 4.0 and above (initially in English-speaking locales but we’ll be adding more countries soon): http://goo.gl/W63Lu

The download is rolling out today for free. 

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