Google's GBoard App Gains Floating Keyboard
Google has updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android devices and given people the freedom to move it around. Tapping on the ">" button in the conjures up a menu box with the option to unmoor the keyboard from the bottom of the screen. A small tab allows users to move the keyboard around as they wish. The keyboard can be resized, as well, allowing users to see more content on the screen as they type. All normal keyboard functions are available, such as glide typing and word prediction. The floating option is in the latest build of GBoard, which is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Jul 31, 2017
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.
Aug 31, 2017
Google today updated its GBoard mobile keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new, interactive features. Chiefly, the app gains support for stickers, which you can now slap into messages.
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.
Nov 21, 2017
Google has updated its Gboard keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new features along the way. Primarily, the app gains support for 40 new languages, such as Japanese.
Mar 6, 2018
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