Among mobile apps out there, keyboard apps may not bring that much excitement. But these things actually are one of the most indispensable. After all, how efficiency in which you get involved in text messaging, social media, and chats may depend on how good your keyboard is. As for Google’s own keyboard app, it has just been updated, and there is plenty of new stuff to check out.
In a nutshell, here are the fresh features that come with the new v5.0 update:
Mode for one handed use
Option for display key border; holo themes are eliminated
Toggle support for long press for hinted symbols
Support for long press and drag in order to get rid of suggestions in the suggestion bar
Support for adjusting height of keyboard in settings
New first run experience
Opt in, plus a setting for sharing snippets with Google in order to enhance the keyboard for every user
Quicker access to numpad and emoji
Gesture typing, which includes: a) ability to delete whole words by sliding leftward from delete key, b) gesture cursor control by sliding leftward or rightward on space bar, c) removal of dynamic floating preview (preview in suggestion bar now)
In more ways than one, the new v5.0 update is pretty comprehensive. But a few new features stand out. One of them is the one handed mode. This version of the Google keyboard can be accessed by long pressing the comma on the search/enter button. Enabling this mode can also be done through settings. Handedness can be adjusted using the arrow button. Plus, there is a button for reverting back to full screen mode. Some will notice that the alt/number layout has a few button additions, which should allow faster access to the numpad and emoji keyboard.
Another major update is the gesture typing menu. Users will now see dynamic suggestions displayed in the suggestion bar instead of floating along with their finger. A new gesture has been added, allowing people to erase whole words with a simple swipe to the left from the delete key. Moreover, anything that pops up in the suggestion bar can be long pressed and even dragged to trash, that is if users want to get rid of it.
For certain, Google is deploying the new v5.0 update in phases. It is possible that future variants will even be more polished compared to this latest update, but for those who simply can not wait, getting this one is totally not a bad idea.
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