Gboard

Gboard’s Beta Version is on Testing Phase

Gboard or the google keyboard is the default application which is used on any smartphone. Gboard has everything you love about Google Keyboard—speed and reliability, Glide Typing, voice typing, and more—plus Google Search built in. No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard. Gboard also has emoji search to help you find emoji faster, plus GIF search, and multilingual typing to let you switch languages on the fly.

Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter

Voice typing — Easily dictate text on the go

Search and share anything from Google: — Press on G to search and share:
• Nearby stores and restaurants
• Weather forecasts
• News articles
• Sports scores
• And anything else you’d search on Google

Emoji Search — Find that emoji, faster

GIFs — Search and share GIFs for the perfect reaction. (Available in apps that have implemented image keyboard support)

Multilingual typing — No more switching between languages manually. Gboard will autocorrect and suggest from any of your enabled languages, without the need to tap on the globe key.

Google Translate — Translate as you type in the keyboard

Pro tips:

• Press and hold Enter to choose from hundreds of emoji in any app (Android 4.4+).
• Learns as you type: No need to manually add words to a personal dictionary. Type a word once and you can gesture type it or find it in suggestions next time. Long press a suggestion to remove it from your “learned words” or the keyboard dictionary.
• Sync your learned words across devices to improve suggestions (enable in Gboard Settings→ Dictionary → Sync learned words).
• Gesture cursor control: Slide your finger across the space bar to move the cursor.
• Gesture delete: Slide left from the delete key to quickly delete multiple words.
• Make the number row available all the time (enable in Settings → Preferences → Number Row)
• Symbols hints: Show quick hints on your keys to access symbols with a long press (enable in Gboard Settings → Preferences → Long press for symbols).
• One handed mode: On large screen phones, pin keyboard to the left or the right of the screen by long pressing on Enter and selecting the thumb icon.
• Fast symbols: Gesture from the “?123” key to temporarily switch to the symbols keyboard and insert a symbol.
• Fast capitalization: Gesture from the SHIFT key to a character to capitalize it.
• Themes: Choose a theme with or without key borders to suit your style.

Over 120 languages supported:
English, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Greenlandic, Guarani, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Manx, Marathi, Mongolian, Montenegrin, Nepali, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Nyanja, Oromo, Papiamento, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tok Pisin, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Yiddish, Yoruba, Xhosa, Zulu

Additional layouts:

Amharic, Khmer, Lao, Lingala, Sranan Tongo, Tibetan, Torwali

Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

New Gboard features

The Gboard (v6.2) brings users 22 Indic languages with transliteration support and exciting new features: Text Editing and Keyboard Resize/Reposition.

22 Indic languages with native and transliteration support: Assamese, Bengali, Bodo (Devanagari, Bengali), Dogri (Devanagari, Arabic), Gujarati, Hindi (Devanagari, Hinglish), Kannada, Kashmiri (Devanagari, Arabic), Konkani (Devanagari, Latin), Maithili (Devanagari), Malayalam, Manipuri (Bengali), Marathi (Devanagari), Nepali (Devanagari), Odia (Odia), Punjabi (Gurmukhi, Arabic), Sanskrit (Devanagari), Santali (Ol chiki, Latin), Sindhi (Devanagari, Arabic), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu (Arabic)

Text Editing:

The text editing menu gives you arrow buttons for easy cursor control and the ability to select text, cut, copy, and paste from the keyboard. These features can be accessed from the Text Editing icon in the quick features menu (press on arrow or G in the suggestion strip). Text editing works alongside platform text editing, so if you cut/copy with the keyboard, you can long press on the text field to paste, or vice versa.

Protip: You can also move the cursor by sliding your finger back and forth along the space bar, or delete by swiping to the left from the delete key.

Keyboard resize/reposition:

Now you can resize the keyboard and move it to a position that feels the most comfortable for you. In the quick features menu (press on arrow or G in the suggestion strip), click “More” (the three-dots icon), and click the one-handed mode button, then you can adjust the size and position of the keyboard.

How to Signup for Gboard Beta Testing on Play Store?

Signup Process for the Beta Testing phase is simple. Firstly Open the Playstore and search for Gboard. Now click on the application and head over to the bottom of the screen and click on I’m IN button in the Become a beta tester column. A pop-up appears on the screen, now you need to click on Ok button. Once you click on OK button, Beta signup in progress. It takes few minutes is displayed on screen. After the signup process is completed a message stating You’re a beta tester is displayed on screen. Now you need update the app and experience the new features of the Gboard Application. The size of the new update is 13.46 GB MB.

Post Author: Ganesh Mundhra