Gboard (formerly Google Keyboard) now available at the Google Play Store

A few days ago, we told you that Google Keyboard had been renamed Gboard and would soon be available for your Android powered device. Today, we have some good news. The Gboard app can now be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store. The keyboard has a number of features built right in such as Glide typing (that's when you spell out words by swiping your finger along the screen. Google Search is also integrated into the keyboard, although you will need to turn on the feature inside the keyboard settings.

Other features include emoji and GIF search, and multilingual typing allows you to quickly change the language you're typing in. With the app, voice typing allows you to dictate your emails and texts; if you have a large-screened device, the one-handed mode allows you to pin the QWERTY to the left or right of the screen.With support for 36 new languages, Gboard now works with 120 different languages overall.

To install Gboard on your Android handset, simply click on the sourcelink. And get ready to save time and effort. Imagine, no more hopping back and forth between the Google Search app and your keyboard. To learn more about Gboard, click on the video at the top of the screen.

source: Gboard (Android|iOS)



1. Unordinary unregistered

So this was on iOS months ahead of its release on Android lol?

6. bambamboogy02

Posts: 841; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Also, you can now have the number keys always showing as well.

9. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

That just shows Google is bigger than bias and they have to make Google's search engine the only engine on iOS... business wise it's a great idea but fanboy wise we are second rate citizens, but we have a lot of better options so who cares really.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, I think it initially came about as a way to try get Google more accessible for iOS users since Siri uses Bing, Google Now and Google Screen Search aren't integrated on iOS Dont see why for "fanboy wise we are second rate citizens" Google has many seperate teams working for apps on Android and iOS Sometimes the iOS team releases first Sometimes the Android team releases first Its better for all of Google's users

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I like the idea,but I'm not willing to give up my default keyboard ,s7 edge,for it. Google should try to bake those features into android to make it standard across all android phones.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

It wouldnt make a difference since Samsung will replace it with their own So just hope that Samsung copy Gboard's features and add it to their own keyboard

3. abhinav.snsahu

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Using Swiftkey for over a year now. I was waiting for Gboard's release on Android gonna try this

4. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I downloaded it! I like it. I don't know if I'm seeing things but these keys appear to be bigger than the original Google Keyboard keys on my phone.

7. Zylam

Posts: 1822; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Can't take a liking to the name, Google keyboard was so much better, Gboard sounds like some surfer/music related app.

8. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Nice keyboard... not going back to Samsung's offering. most keyboards don't really work with my home language (Zulu) as well but this one has managed to impress.

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