It's update Wednesday, and you know what that means. Well, yeah... updates. I guess it's sort of in the name. But at any rate, lately that specifically means material themes are coming to all your favorite Google apps. Today the new version of Google Keyboard is available to all in the Play Store. Or rather, it will be soon. You don't have to wait for it to reach your account, though. We've got the APK below.
We've noticed that the configurable long-press duration in the settings has returned, which will surely make some people happy. More significant, though, is the change to material themes. You have to go into the settings and select Material Light or Material Dark (#materiyolo). There are probably some behind the scenes changes too, but this is all we can see right now.
Left: old, Right: new
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.inputmethod.latin-4.0.21173.1568296-21173-minAPI14.apk.
Version: 4.0.21173.1568296 (21173) (Android 4.0+).