Google's GBoard App for iPhone Gains Maps, YouTube, Drawing Features
Google today updated its GBoard application for the iPhone and gave the keyboard some powerful new tools. Moving forward, a tap of the "G" button calls up not only Google Search, but YouTube and Google Maps as well. Google says this should make it easier to share video content or location details when composing messages. The YouTube link lets GBoard users jump into YouTube to grab video links and put them into emails or other messages. The Maps tool is chiefly for sharing your location instantly with others, but also allows users to insert a local address or point of interest. GBoard now includes a doodle tool for fun. Tapping the emoji button and then the new pen button makes it possible to create drawings for sharing. Last, GBoard picks up support for Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew. GBoard for the iPhone is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
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Aug 2, 2016
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Skype for Android Adds Arabic and Hebrew
Jun 29, 2016
Skype today announced version 7.05 for Android devices, which adds proper support for Arabic and Hebrew. Both languages are written right-to-left, not left-to-right like English or Spanish.
Google's GBoard App for Android Lets You Draw Emoji
Jun 12, 2017
Google today updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android handsets and made it possible for people to draw emoji. In the emoji search tool, GBoard can recognize finger-scrawled pictures and then automatically insert the correct emoji into your text.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Aug 14, 2017
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.