google keyboard 5.0

Google just released the biggest update to its stock Google Keyboard in quite some time, and it’s rolling out on the Play Store now. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out for yourself quite yet, we put together this quick video rounding up the biggest new features. Among them are a one-handed mode, new emoji suggestions, and the ability to show key borders…

The first thing I do when I set up a new Android phone is download the Google Now Launcher and the Google Keyboard. I just like running Google’s in-house software. But just as the Google Now Launcher has some great alternatives in apps like the Nova Launcher and others, the Google Keyboard is well-contested by options as SwiftKey or Swype. Now, Google is adding some features to its stock keyboard in an effort to play a little catch up.

You can read our full rundown and check out a gallery of screenshots showing off version 5.0, but check out the video below if you want an even closer look before the update hits your phone.

 

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