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Google bringing faster, on-device speech recognition to Gboard, starting with Pixel phones

Speech to text is something we take for granted a lot of the time. It's a complicated process, though — so much so that the heavy lifting is actually done remotely, and the end result is sent back to our devices. But Google has worked out a way to shrink the process to the point that it can be performed locally, and the fruits of that labor are coming to Gboard.

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Latest Gboard update adds 60-ish new languages

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[Update: Emoji UI tweaks] Gboard v8.0 brings back the clipboard, prepares tool for helping other users enable languages [APK Teardown]

A new version of Gboard hit last night and it appears to be taking a second run at enabling the clipboard that began going live a few months ago. Unfortunately, there are still some problems. Gboard is also taking a run at adding a feature to help your friends and family enable additional languages on their devices, and a tool for exporting your personal dictionary. And as usual, there are dozens of new languages supported for people from around the world.

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Gboard adds support for 50 new languages

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Gboard gets tweaked material theme, new emoticons in server-side change

Google has developed an annoying habit of tucking changes away inside apps only to randomly deploy them at a later date without warning. There's usually no way to force these changes on, and it can be tough to figure out what just changed to make your phone work differently. If you have noticed some changes to Gboard lately, you have a Google server-side switch to thank.

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Gboard v7.9 prepares new emoticons, adds many new languages, and more [APK Teardown]

The holidays (and CES) are over and the many of Google's app teams are back in the full swing of releasing updates. Gboard's latest version hit this morning few directly visible changes outside of minor wording and color changes. However, there are some interesting things that can be gleaned from wandering through a teardown of the apk.

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Google rolling out new Gboard themes, including gradients [APK Download]

Gboard's stock theme is a little boring (and bright), but you can easily change it to something more to your liking. The available options have increased in the latest build of the app, too. There's a new solid color that should match that not pink Pixel 3, as well as a number of slick gradients.

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Gboard now supports more than 500 languages

Gboard launched in December 2016, with support for about 100 different language varieties. Since then, Google has frequently announced large batches of new languages for its Android keyboard; earlier this week, another 50 made it in. All those tongues have added up fast, as Google has announced that two years after its debut, Gboard now supports more than 500 languages.

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[Update: Full list published] Gboard adds support for more than new 50 language varieties

Every few months, Google adds some new language variants to Gboard. This time around, a whopping 50+ language varieties have been added, most of which you probably haven't heard of. Unfortunately, Google hasn't divulged every single addition, though there are some that are name-dropped.

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Gboard v7.8 prepares option to clear search history, enhancements to voice typing and clipboard manager [APK Teardown]

 

The latest update to the Gboard app is now out, but it doesn't appear to be adding any features in this update, or at least not yet. A teardown points to some enhancements to some features we've either seen in the past or expect to go live in the near future, including tweaks to the Clipboard Manager, an option to delete search history, follow-ups related to voice typing, and of course, a ton of new languages and localized keyboards.

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