After launching in beta at the end of last month, Gboard 6.3 is now in stable with a number of new features. Besides being able to search for emoji by drawing, Gboard now includes phrase suggestions and is adding more langauge support.
Following the rollout of sticker packs and their integration into the keyboard, the latest Gboard beta rolled out earlier this week. Version 6.6 most significantly redesigns the interface for choosing an alternate keyboard layout by merging it with a new simplified Languages picker.
The latest Gboard beta is rolling out this evening with a number of new features for the Google keyboard. Version 6.5 most signficantly adds sticker integration with apps like Bitmoji, while slightly redesigning several keys as well as the Themes settings page.
Update 3/9: Gboard 6.1 is now out of beta and beginning to roll out to Android devices. All features from the beta have made their way into the final version, with Google also noting that emojis and GIF searches now appear in the suggestion strip, while search now supports right-to-left languages.
In its first update since being rebranded in January, Gboard for Android is adding a number of new features and customizations. Version 6.1.59 is currently in beta, but users can easily sign-up to get the latest version from the Play Store.
Third-party keyboards have been possible (but flaky) on iPhones since iOS 8 in 2014, and today Google has joined the likes of Microsoft and others that are trying to offer a better software keyboard to iPhone owners. Meet Gboard, Google’s brand new iPhone keyboard that’s launching today and packed with features including search, GIF lookup, and gesture typing.
For many around the world, cheap Android smartphones are the only affordable way to access the internet. This is the case for a small population of natives living in the Swat Valley located in northern Pakistan who speak the Torwali language.
To help keep the language alive, Google worked with the organization Idara Baraye Taleem-o-Taraqi to bring the language to Gboard…