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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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Gboard picks up convenient table-based UI for choosing emoji skin tone combinations

Gboard picks up convenient table-based UI for choosing emoji skin tone combinations

Emoji allows for creative forms of self-expression not possible through mere words. The tiny little icons have gotten a lot more customizable since their inception in 1997. Google added support for multiple skin tones with Android Nougat in 2016, and while it's great to see folks from all over represented, the increased number of modifications did introduce UI challenges. Now Gboard is rolling out a new interface that makes selecting between different combinations of skin tone a little bit easier.

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Gboard rolls out real-time transcription and translation (APK download)

Gboard rolls out real-time transcription and translation (APK download)

In mid-July, Gboard's Play Store listing added a cryptic changelog that mentioned voice dictation translations. We started looking for signs of that feature and couldn't find any until now, when it finally showed up on the latest Gboard beta v9.7. Google has also confirmed to us that it's rolling it out to everyone.

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New Google Assistant voice typing UI showing up in Gboard

New Google Assistant voice typing UI showing up in Gboard

Gboard users are being fed some new features that run the gamut from big to small. The biggest out of them is that some Pixel owners are now seeing a new Google Assistant-powered voice typing UI.

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