Google Keyboard Stories December 14, 2018

Gboard beta 7.8.8 adds new Light and Dark gradient themes

If you’re enrolled in the Gboard beta, then with the release of version 7.8.8 you’ll see some brand new light and dark gradient themes rolling out over the next few days. 

Google Keyboard Stories August 30, 2016

Keyboard Tutorial

One of the oldest features that made Android stand out compared to the competition in its younger days was the fact that users could install third-party keyboards. While this wasn’t a huge thing for most people, it did lend itself to those who enjoyed Android for its customization features. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through finding and setting up a 3rd party keyboard on any Android device…

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Google Keyboard Stories July 13, 2016


As part of the third Android N Developer Preview, Google Keyboard 5.1 added multiple themes and the ability to use your own images as a background. That version is now rolling out (via Android Police) to all devices through the Play Store. In other minor app updates today, the Clock app added support for various Nougat features.

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Google Keyboard Stories May 12, 2016


After announcing Gboard for iOS, the team behind it had a chat on the curation site Product Hunt to discuss the new keyboard. When asked about Android support, product manager Bri Connelly said Google is currently working on porting over the features.

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Google Keyboard Stories May 2, 2016

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…

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A major update to Google Keyboard is now rolling out, marking the first since June of last year. Version 5.0 features various design tweaks, a ton of customization, and many new features like a one-handed mode and the ability to adjust keyboard height.

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Google Keyboard Stories December 7, 2015


Update: Factory images are now available for all devices getting the update.

Android 6.0.1 will be rolling out via an OTA update starting today to current Nexus devices. It brings new emoji, brings back an old do not disturb mode from Android 5.1, and a new bottom bar for tablets that moves the onscreen buttons to the sides of the screen.

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Google Keyboard Stories June 3, 2015


Google today released a new version of the official Google Keyboard to the Play Store, most notably bringing along with it dictionary syncing to Google accounts (Apps for Business accounts excluded, it seems) and the ability to access emoji from physical Bluetooth keyboards.

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Google Keyboard Stories November 12, 2014

Google Keyboard updated with Material themes and Lollipop’s Messenger app now available from the Play Store

It’s Wednesday and Google is hard at work rolling out updates for its suite of Android apps. Today, the company released a refreshed version of its homegrown keyboard, which ships loaded with a pair of light and dar Material Design themes. These cosmetic additions aren’t available by default, so you’ll have to go into settings and select which theme you’d like to use.

Google Keyboard Stories October 16, 2014

Google Keyboard updated with less confusing Settings screen and eight more languages

Google Keyboard offers a great many customization options, but dumping them all into one screen wasn’t the friendliest of ways to access them. The latest version, v3.2, splits them up into seven separate sections to make things easier to find.

The app also adds support for eight more languages, most of them aimed at India. These are Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil (India and Singapore variants), and Telugu.

The new version should be pushed to your device automatically in the coming days. If you don’t want to wait, you can scan the QR code below (courtesy of Android Police) to download and install the APK manually.

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