Google Keyboard

Google Keyboard

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Expert's Review


Reviewed by / Jun 07, 2013

Android's new stock keyboard

Although it's likely that most of you have already installed a new-gen keyboard, mainly because it came built in past Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), there are still some manufacturers that don't integrate it with their user interfaces, let alone devices stuck in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or earlier.

Therefore, here it is, free for all, armed with all the expected features. First off, you don't have to lift your finger from the screen anymore, this keyboard recognizes the path and suggests accordingly. It's really an experience you'll get used to it really fast.
Voice Typing might not be the panacea yet, but it's on a level undreamed of just a few years back, so try it before ruling it out. We regret Almighty Google hasn't added any feature from the most innovative keyboards on market nowadays in order to fully integrate it into current user experience. Perhaps the exception is the chance to link your keyboard to your Google account, hence working across and keeping your own dictionary on all your gadgets.

That's how it works: if you already have a top-notch keyboard, nobody asks you to change it now. Otherwise, if you're still tapping keys one after the other, click on download above.

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Developer's original description available here
Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing. Compose notes on-the-go with Voice Typing. With amazing word recognition and next-word prediction, Google Keyboard helps you type faster and more accurately on all your Android devices.

When you can’t find the right thing to say, you don’t have to write at all. The new Google Keyboard supports hundreds of emojis, so you can express yourself in any Android app (KitKat or later).

Key features:
• Personalized suggestions, corrections, and completions
• Keypress popup animations
• Emoji entry point and layouts (Android 4.4, KitKat or later)
• Gesture Typing with dynamic floating preview
• Space-aware Gesture Typing: No need to lift your finger while typing – just gesture through the space bar
• Voice Typing
• Dictionaries for more than 25 languages
• Advanced keyboard layouts
• Works across your Android devices (tablets and phones)

Recently changed in this version

• Refined suggestions and corrections using data from Google apps and services
• Improved suggestions in more languages (including Spanish)
• Improved placement of microphone key and comma key
• Bug fixes and stability improvements

Comments and ratings for Google Keyboard
  • (69)

    by thommo_1678518 on 07/06/2013

    This App is not available in South Africa.
    Why not? When will it be available?

  • (69)

    by David Echegoyen on 24/07/2014

    The comma used to be on the right and is better that way. Plus, the semi colon used to be just underneath it, and it is a pain to not have all punctuation keys on the same keyboard as they used to be.

  • (69)

    by Abdulaziz Aljuraifani on 24/07/2014


  • (69)

    by Felipe Chávez on 24/07/2014

    Keyboard ever

  • (69)

    by Charles Hatton on 24/07/2014

    Keyboard I have used so far. The most functional and has great features! Also, the best at word prediction and swiping yet.

  • (69)

    by Cassie S on 24/07/2014

    Stop changing stuff, it was fine the way it was a few updates ago. Now it freezes my phone, I have to relearn where things are every update. Two thumbs down.

  • (69)

    by Dustin Knittel on 24/07/2014

    Nice job and keeps getting better everyday.