Gboard Is Now Available For Android

Megalith

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It’s basically Google’s official keyboard that gives you direct search functionality. Not sure if I should bother uninstalling SwiftKey, though…

Google Keyboard on Android is getting a new name — and so much more. Gboard has all the things you love about your old Google Keyboard — speed and accuracy, Glide Typing and voice typing — plus Google Search built in. You can search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more — right from your keyboard. As an added bonus, we’ve added multilingual typing to help you switch languages on the fly.
 

Zarathustra[H]

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This updated on my Pixel the other day. Didn't even notice it, because the G logo was hidden by default.

Still trying to use it properly. Haven't quite figured it out yet. I guess it has some benefits though.
 

MavericK

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I didn't like Swiftkey. Still a fan of Swype over other solutions I've tried.
 

nysmo

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i like the themes and ability to have box keys instead of borderless. Not entirely sure how useful an integrated google search function will be but it's not a terrible idea, doesnt cost anything or take up space so I'm ok with it.
 

choppedliver

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i've had swift key for years, and like it for the most part. Lately It's been very cpu hogging, causing my phone to be unresponsive and irritating. Might give it a shot
 

xX326Xx

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This updated on my Pixel the other day. Didn't even notice it, because the G logo was hidden by default.

Still trying to use it properly. Haven't quite figured it out yet. I guess it has some benefits though.
I'm using a Nexus 6 still and got the same. I have it, but hidden in the menu. I almost prefer it this way because at this point I don't see using it that much but does seem useful.
 
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If it works like swype I will give it a shot. I hate using a keyboard that does not have a "swype" like interface.
 
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