Android keyboard update squashes bugs, gives it the blues

Android keyboard update squashes bugs, gives it the blues
If Google was to follow the newest trends, the new color theme for the stock Android keyboard would have been gold. But Mountain View has opted for a familiar shade of blue in the latest update of the Google Keyboard app. Thus, now you can make your swipe trail and accented colors white or blue. Not a big deal, but some users appeared to have missed this after the 2.0 update introduced a conservative black and gray look.

The update fixes some bugs and adds stability improvements as well, so you really have no reason not to apply it. You can wait for Google to push it onto your device, or install it right away from the Play Store. Have fun!

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9 Comments

4. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

I also noticed on my nexus 7 keyboard the sounds for typing changed. Haven't checked for it on my Note 3 that I use the stock Google Keyboard on as well since I actually turn off the sounds for typing just never have on my tablet but eventually will. Wasn't sure if that was brought with this update or not but I just noticed it last night when I was using my Nexus 7.

3. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Not that having a simple option to change colors in the section of advanced options helps... Besides, I have the impression that when selecting a previously typed word, as when correcting a wrong guess by the keyboard, not always am I offered other word choices.

2. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Why cant i find it in Play Store from phone? I also tried from PC but the Play Store says cannot find any compatible device. I am using LG G2 running CM 10.2

5. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It's really called Google Keyboard in the store. Try searching that from your phone.

7. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Yes tried it. Does not find any match.

6. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Maybe your country is not supported.. Same case here.. Just sideload it..

8. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Where did you get the latest version apk?

9. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Android Police FTW! w w w.androidpolice.com/2013/11/01/apk-download-google​-keyboard-2-0-from-android-4-4-with-space-aware-ge​stures/

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice update.

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