Google Keyboard gets updated to version 1.1 in the Google Play Store

Google Keyboard gets updated to version 1.1 in the Google Play Store
Back in June, Google put the stock Android keyboard on the Google Play Store. In theory, this would allow for faster updates and would allow those with a fondness for stock Android to install the keyboard, or the stock Google calendar, both of which are available. The app will scale correctly so you can use it on a phone or tablet.

On Wednesday, an update to version 1.1 was released and it was lightweight as these things go. It added the ability to long-press numbers on the top row of the tablet version of the keyboard. This feature was previously available only on the phone. And the update included a can of Raid to kill bugs dead.

Android Police tore into the version 1.1 APK and found some interesting features that might come to this app in the future.  For example, we could see something similar to SwiftKey's Flow Through Space which lets you swipe through words without raising your finger off the glass. By swiping though the space bar at the appropriate time, you are making the space necessary to separate words. Right now, only Google employees can use this feature. The new update also adds support for external dictionary packs that will probably come in the future from the web. A site was discovered that hosts thee language updates for Google Keyboard, including Indonesian, Hebrew and Persian.


source: GoogleKeyboard, AndroidPolice via  AndroidAuthority

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9 Comments

1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Get ready for a marvelous keyboard update in KLP

7. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I hate comments like this, assuming things and building hype. When things -- or anything falls short you'll all blame anything and everything except yourselves.

2. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Still, not available in my country, Indonesia

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Still not a good keyboard... it misses the cursor movement arrows, which other keyboards have and 90% of the times are a better way to move than dragging the marker, and it misses an additional row with numbers...

4. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Its not available in u.a.e

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It's available for Nexus 4 only.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This also would be a nice keyboard.

8. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Still no emoji support..Will android ever get it?

9. Mr.Singh

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

not available in India :/

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