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December 18, 2016

Google’s search-savvy keyboard comes to Android

by John_A

Ever since Google introduced its Gboard keyboard on iOS, there’s been one main question: when is it coming to Android? You can relax. The company has released Gboard for its own phone platform, replacing the previous (and relatively plain) Google Keyboard app. As with iOS, the interface revolves around a search feature that not only digs up common search results (including location and weather), but also emoji and those seemingly inescapable animated GIFs. Gboard will also autocorrect in any enabled language, so you don’t have to worry about making typos if you switch between languages on a frequent basis.

Gboard is available now, and works with over 100 languages. Don’t expect to drop GIFs into conversations regardless of the app, though. GIF sharing only works for Android users in Allo, Hangouts and Messenger right now, and sharing in other apps depends on developers integrating image keyboard support.

Source: Google Play, Google Blog

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