Google releases faultless new handwriting keyboard with Emoji support and it's awesome

Google releases faultless new handwriting keyboard with Emoji support and it's awesome
"If you claim your handwriting is terrible, try it out and see if it can convince you otherwise", is what Google cheekily suggests in the description of its new keyboard app exclusively focused on turning handwritten text into machine one. The new app, available for Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich devices and up, is available for free and boasts support for 82 languages.

That's not all as far as Google Handwriting Input is concerned, though. For starters, you don't really need a stylus, even though one would make the processor easier, and we were impressed with the ease with which the app recognized our ugly finger scribbles. It also has support for emoji and makes sense of even special characters. What we liked best about the keyboard is that it has a shortcut allowing you to easily transition to another keyboard, though the way back is usually harder.

You can download Google Handwritten Input from the Play Store for free (link below).


source: Play Store

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15 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Awesome stuff happens when google puts deep learning to use. I expect even better integration with Google live translate and voice recognition to come.

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Google shows the world how it's done :)

14. Jon.b

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

Try Draw Keyboard it is fun... It has a smile icon

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Awesome.

4. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

MyStylus beta works extremely well for me. Can't see how Google can improve it actually.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The one thing I like about the Google approach is that you can switch to the Google Keyboard with one tap.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nice! Perfect for Samsung Note Series.

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

This is really good input method.

8. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Why is handwriting such a big deal - pls explain :/ It's so much more convenient to tap all the letters.

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You think? Palm's Graffiti is still faster than any input method.

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

This handwriting keyboard is just so much more accurate than tapping letters. It is a little slower than typing. Overall, it is a trade-off between speed and accuracy.

10. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

When I updated to lollipop on my note 3, this feature seems to be preinstalled. When I have my s-pen out, a little "T" pops up for handwriting input. I'm using the google keyboard, not the Samsung.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It was available before Lollipop. It doesn't matter what keyboard you use. The handwriting pad on the Note 3 is just one click away from pretty much any keyboard.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

This keyboard makes me want to get a Note for the stylus.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Pointless unless your SmartPhone already has a Digitizer Pen, in which case, it would be pretty useful like it is on my Surface Pro 2 :)

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