After more than six months with iOS, Android users finally get to use GBoard

It was back in May that google released its GBoard keyboard for iOS phones. This was a huge leap in technology for iPhone users who had little to no app or search integration within their stock keyboard. Today, over six months later, Google is quietly releasing this as an overlay to its already popular Google Keyboard.

In case you missed it the first time, GBoard brings with it integration for google searches right form the keyboard as well as gesture typing and GIF integration. To access any of the search features you simply tap the google logo in the upper left of the keyboard. The search feature is easy to integrate into any application. Simply search for your topic, tap the link and quickly insert the link into your keyboard.

GIF integration, while AMAZING, is limited in some applications. For example it is currently blocked on applications like Slack and Twitter.

Currently, the update is available only as an APK which overlays on top of Google Keyboard but I expect it to hit the Play Store soon.

 

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