Google recently rolled out a major update for their Android keyboard. The updated version is calledGoogle Keyboard v5.0 and features a couple of changes and the much awaited one-handed mode. For folks withlarge screen display, the one-hand mode comes as a great relief.
Through theone-handed mode, users can access the phone by long pressing the comma or search or enter button. The update features an arrow key that enables users to switch hands. This also enables the screen to toggle back tofull-screen. TheHolo themes are no longer available but the keyboard does come with an option toshow key borders on Material Light and Material Dark themes. The new keyboard will provide suggestions to make the word prediction more accurate. All these will be available if you choose“improve the keyboard for everyone”.
There are five differentheights to choose from that ranges from short to tall for all sorts of mobile devices. There are a couple of other perks like if you long-press you can drag and remove suggestions for the suggestion bar. Other changes include removal ofcomplete words,of dynamic floating preview. Users can now control cursors by swiping their fingers on the space bar, from left to right.Another exciting things about the new Google Keyboard is the that users can lock the keyboard with password. Check out the image below.
The updated version is available from Google Play Store for download but in case you can’t update from the Store, you can download the apk file via APK Mirror for 64-bit ARM smartphones and this apk file for32-bit ARM processor smartphones.Rumours are that the Google has been working on a keyboard app for iOS devices .