Google Offers Stock Android Keyboard as Separate App
Google today made available Google Keyboard, the native keyboard application used by devices running a clean, or stock, version of Android. Google is offering the app separately in the Google Play Store to devices that might be running a manufacturer or carrier user interface skin. The app includes gesture typing, voice typing, word completion, word prediction, and advanced keyboard layouts. Google Keyboard will work any Android smartphone or tablet running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.
Google Keyboard for Android Gains One-Handed Typing
Google has updated its Google Keyboard application for Android devices to version 5.1. The improved keyboard now allows users to move the cursor by sliding their finger across the space bar.
Google Keyboard Lets Users Adjust Key Height
Google is rolling out an update to the Google Keyboard application with a handful of new functions. To start, Android users can now adjust the height of the keyboard between short and tall, with five different heights available in between.
BlackBerry Adds Swipe Typing to Priv's Keyboard
BlackBerry Priv smartphone owners can now swipe across the keyboard to input text, rather than press individual letters. BlackBerry says Priv owners have to turn on Type By Swipe manually, and can choose to swipe either on the software keyboard or the physical keyboard.
BlackBerry Improves Priv's Launcher, Camera, and Keyboard
BlackBerry has updated several apps for the Priv smartphone and added several compelling features along the way. The Priv Launcher now includes separate views of personal and work apps, allows users to remove shortcuts from the home screen via flicking gestures, enables pop-up widgets by default, and improves overlays so users can see more information about apps and other settings.