Google Officially Rolls Out Gboard for Android

BY Evan Selleck

Published 16 Dec 2016

Not too long, Google Keyboard saw an unofficial update that saw it take on the Gboard name, and adopt its feature set, too.

A few days later, and Google has made the update officially official. The company on its blog today posted an update that outlines the new additions for Gboard on Android. As expected, the new software keyboard brings over the features that were originally seen in the iOS variant, including built-in Google search for weather, GIFs, and other content.

The new keyboard also features support for multiple languages at once, more advanced Glide Typing, and changes and improvements to autocorrect, predictions, and more.

Gboard for Android is available now for free in Google Play. If you already have Google Keyboard installed on your device, an update will arrive to add all the features and change the name.

[via Google Blog; Gboard (Google Play)]