Stock Android Keyboard Available for Download

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Stock Android KeyboardConsumers who want a true Google experience while typing on their Android smartphone or tablet are now able to download a stock Android version of the Google Keyboard in Google Play.

The Google typing experience was previously only available on the company’s Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. It features the same swipe-to-text functionality as on other Android smartphones, but Google calls it Gesture Typing. Auto-correct and word predictions are also included in the download.

In addition, users can access Voice Typing by clicking on the microphone icons on the keyboard. The Google Keyboard also has dictionaries for 26 languages and keyboard layouts for “dozens more,” although Google says the keyboard is initially only rolling out to English-speaking locations, but more countries will be added “soon.”

For those in English-speaking locations, the Google Keyboard is available as a free download in Google Play and requires Android 4.0 or later.

Source: Engadget

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