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Gboard's glorious Emoji Kitchen combos now support Unicode 13.1 (APK Download)

Gboard's glorious Emoji Kitchen combos now support Unicode 13.1 (APK Download)

Emoji Kitchen is one of the funnest things to make its way into Gboard in years, and Google is constantly working on improving the emoji mix-and-match feature. In its latest iteration, we finally get support for the newest emoji that were introduced as part of Unicode 13.1.

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160 awesome, ridiculous, and downright creepy Gboard emoji combos you should try out

160 awesome, ridiculous, and downright creepy Gboard emoji combos you should try out

Of all the new devices, apps, services, and features we saw in 2020, one of my favorite and most used has been the ability to combine two emojis in Gboard to create a totally new mashup sticker that embodies both. And I'm not alone. My Android Police colleague Taylor loves them just as much, as do many of our readers. There are thousands of possibilities and the choices are quite overwhelming, but we've spent enough time trying out many of the combos and discovering the results, from cutesy to disturbing, and feel it's time we shared with you our favorites.

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Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

Our 10 favorite Android features from 2020

2020 has been a standout year in more ways than one. On personal, national, and global levels, many of us have faced hardships and had to adapt to new realities and life-altering changes. On this day, though, I'd like to put the negative thoughts aside and focus on what has kept us rolling here at Android Police despite it all.

We love gadgets (duh), we love Android, and we love digging, finding, and reporting on the smallest and biggest features that come to those metal and glass sheets that we carry with us everywhere. Some of them are bad, bad, evil changes; others are much more welcome.

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Gboard is rolling back Assistant-powered voice dictation for many

Gboard is rolling back Assistant-powered voice dictation for many

The new Google Assistant on the Pixel 4, 4a, and 5 is much faster and more capable than the regular voice control interface on other Android phones. It's tightly integrated with system functions, allowing you to use it to reply to messages and interact with apps without ever touching your screen. We also covered that the advanced Assistant can even power voice typing in Gboard. After a brief period of a wider rollout, it appears that Google is halting the update again and reverting back to the old voice typing experience for many.

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Gboard adds a bunch of hilarious and disturbing emoji mash-up stickers (APK Download)

Gboard adds a bunch of hilarious and disturbing emoji mash-up stickers (APK Download)

In early 2020, Google began testing a new emoji mashup feature that suggests a few funky stickers each time you try to insert a regular emoji in Gboard. The option later rolled out under the official Emoji Kitchen moniker and has been relatively the same ever since. Now, we're seeing a whole bunch of fresh mashups made possible by a new combo system that lets you pick any (well, almost any) two emojis and get a sticker out of them.

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Gboard's spelling suggestions now include double the emoji goodness

Gboard's spelling suggestions now include double the emoji goodness

Gboard recently started surfacing an emoji bar on top of the keyboard, as well as plenty of suggestions (clipboard, smart replies), but one feature has remained mostly the same: When you're typing, you get three spelling suggestions to choose from, which include an emoji sometimes. Gboard is now introducing a minor change that squeezes two emojis in that large third space, for more options.

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Sleek new Gboard design starts rolling out to Android TV

Sleek new Gboard design starts rolling out to Android TV

Hot on the heels of the redesigned Gboard that's popping up on some people's phones, Google is also rolling out a new look for the keyboard on Android TV, as spotted and confirmed by multiple Redditors. It's the design the company teased when it launched instant apps and PIN-based purchases on the platform.

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Gboard is about to get a new look on Android

Gboard is about to get a new look on Android

Google has been working on a Gboard redesign for more than two months now, and it looks like the company is finally starting to roll it out to the first few beta testers currently using version 9.8.07 of the app. The new look trades the Roboto font for Product Sans and fits the latest revisions to Google's Material Theme much better.

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Gboard will nudge you to install the Bitmoji app in new test

Gboard will nudge you to install the Bitmoji app in new test

About two years ago, around the time when Apple introduced its Memojis, Google countered with the addition of Snapchat Bitmoji in Gboard. You'd be forgiven if you've long forgotten about the custom stickers created based on images of you, but in an attempt to bring them back, Google has now added a new extra Bitmoji tab to its keyboard, even if you don't have the respective app installed.

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Dashlane beta adds support for Android 11's keyboard-based autofill method

Dashlane beta adds support for Android 11's keyboard-based autofill method

Google revealed a revamped API for autofill services in Android 11, hooking right into supported keyboards like Gboard. We already saw what this looks like for Google's own password manager and 1Password, but now Dashlane is also working on making its product compatible with the new API. The password management tool's latest beta already allows you to autofill right through the keyboard on Android 11.

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