A lot of people may not know this, but Google actually has quite a number of iOS mobile apps. But it could be a bit time consuming for iPhone or iPad owners when they switch between apps in order to search for stuff on the Internet, or find directions to a new restaurant in the city. Google knows this, and also knows that the iPhone keyboard is where users usually spend most of their time. So the tech giant chose to offer a new take on Apple’s default keyboard, and it is called the Gboard.
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:
Word Flow, the impressive Windows Phone keyboard made by Microsoft, has officially come to the iOS mobile operating system. This new version optimized for iOS mobile users allows them to simply tap or swipe in order to type out letters, and intuitively guess the words to be typed when composing phrases or sentences, just like what the original version for the Windows Phone platform does. Microsoft had previously stated that the iOS version would have to undergo a certain beta testing period before transitioning to full deployment, but it appears that the mobile is now downloadable for free from the US App Store.
For several months now, there have rumors circulating that Apple will be introducing a new tablet with bigger display screen. But something recently seen in the newest version of the iOS mobile operating system is suggesting that there may be some truth to those rumors.
Steve Troughton-Smith is an add developer who stumbled upon a feature that is built into the virtual keyboard of the recently introduced iOS 9. According to Troughton-Smith, this new feature comes with new keys and can scale with bigger display screen sizes.
Among the third party keyboards available for Android and iOS devices, SwiftKey is considered one of the best. But popular as it is, SwiftKey is not immune to bugs and performance issues.
However, its developers must have figured them out because a new update is being deployed right now, and this time around, it looks like it is going to take care of most of the lingering problems.
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