Google Keyboard gets update to 2.0; app brings a little KitKat to your phone
But if your Android handset runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, you can have a little piece of KitKat on your Android phone right now, by installing the updated Google Keyboard 2.0 from the Google Play Store. The holo blue UI is gone, replaced by the black and grey look of Android 4.4. Among the changes, punctuation is laid out differently across different screen sizes (4 inches, 7 inches and 10 inches). You can swipe over the space bar to generate a space instead of lifting up your finger, and if your phone supports it, you can type more expressive emoji instead of basic smiley faces.
Want some of the same features on your keyboard that Nexus 5 owners are rocking? Update to the new Google Keyboard app by clicking on the sourcelink.
source: GoogleKeyboard via AndroidCentral
2. JMartin22 (Posts: 1716; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Old phones =/= new low-end phones. The drivers on the GPU aren't necessarily updated anymore to run the new OS.
4. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 218; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I got the update automatically but no color emoji, just black and white ones.
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3099; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I would love to see the original Droid get this update.
8. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
The keyboard is actually very nice addition for the cust account
9. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)
The keyboard design looks pretty good but not available in countries like India which makes the keyboard a wanna get kind of app .
10. victory_zhou (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)
Then what if a phone run on 600mhz single core and only have 256mb ram and 135mb storage left?
11. thephonedude (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)
Just what I need for my Phone. I have an Optimus L5 (I know it's sh*t ) And it has a single core 800mhz processor with a 512 mb (390 mb tbh) ram. I need this 4.4.... :\
13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 562; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I want a whole system emoji support like the iOS.
14. ChafedBanana (Posts: 365; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Yeah, there's no emoji support with this keyboard on the Galaxy S4 so for now I'll stick with the stock keyboard on it. There's still no beating that.
15. nothingmuch (Posts: 188; Member since: 03 May 2013)
i Don't have this keyboard but by looking at it reminds me of 'ol ginger bread with a few tweeks. I luv my keyboard on my note 3, I'll enjoy while I can. ;)
16. Trex95 (Posts: 851; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
I have it on my Nexus 4 fantastic keyboard overall. But still prefer HTC one keyboard more accurate in speed typing plus built in colorful emoji.