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Gboard v7.6 Beta adds a floating keyboard, but it might still be in testing [APK Teardown]

Back in July, a teardown of Gboard v7.4 revealed Google's intent to add a floating keyboard to the experience. With v7.6, it looks like that keyboard is ready for prime time. There are also signs of upcoming Halloween GIFs, plus quite a few new languages.

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Gboard has a bug that screws up glide typing, but there's an easy fix

If you're a Gboard user who has recently been frustrated by your glide typing yielding a bungled mess, take heart: you're not alone, and you're not going crazy. Google has confirmed that it's aware of the bug affecting its virtual keyboard and is on the case. In the meantime, there's a simple fix that users may already have stumbled upon.

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Gboard update adds support for 28 new language variants

Google's latest update for Gboard brings support for 28 new language varieties, including two German dialects, Finland Swedish, and Tahitian. With this round of additions, Google's virtual keyboard now supports a grand total of 446 language variants on Android.

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Gboard v7.5 prepares clipboard integration, hotkey shortcuts for Chrome OS, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest Gboard update landed a couple of days ago with "Minis" sticker packs, a feature developed originally  for the Allo messenger. However, as the story often goes with Gboard, there's still more to be seen with a teardown. There are the first hints about clipboard integration and some kind of hotkey support for Chrome OS. Follow-ups are also here for a previously spotted floating keyboard and the morse code input introduced earlier this year.

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Google updates Gboard with support for 16 new language variants, Handwriting Input for 4 others

Gboard adds support for a couple of new languages every few months or so, but with around 7,000 languages globally, it's going to take some time for the trend to end. Google has just added 16 more languages to Gboard, as well as four others for Google Handwriting Input.

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Gboard v7.4 prepares floating keyboard, selfie stickers called Minis, spell check, and much more [APK Teardown]

The Gboard team is hard at work building new features into its app, and the latest update demonstrates just how much effort has gone into it. A few additions are already visible, including spell check, a mini mode for the morse code keyboard, and an adaptive icon. Although, the spell check feature still seems to be disabled. Turning to a teardown, we can see development on Minis, which are basically a variant on Allo's Selfie Stickers. Gboard is always working toward a floating keyboard, more Make a GIF effects, and more. There are also a boatload of enhancements for many different languages.

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CooTek releases TouchPal Pro, a keyboard app with a built-in AI assistant named Talia

Chances are that it's been awhile since you last looked into changing keyboards. There's no doubt that the entire Android ecosystem has taken big steps forward in the past few years when it comes to things like suggesting correct spellings for words as you type. TouchPal Keyboard Pro, however, can do much more for you than just fix your mistakes.

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Belkin introduces two wired USB-C keyboards for Chrome OS tablets

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) event is going on right now, and that means that lots of education-focused Chromebook-related items are being released. We just posted about STAEDTLER's new Noris stylus for Chromebooks yesterday, and today, Belkin has unveiled two USB-C keyboards intended for use with Chrome OS tablets.

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SwiftKey makes its way from phone to PC in latest Windows 10 Insider Preview

Entering text on touchscreen devices used to feel like quite the chore, but modern on-screen keyboard software has gone a long way towards making us forget about hardware keyboards. Over the years we've seen the arrival of developments like improved text prediction, better tap analysis, and swipe-based gesture input. SwiftKey has helped to popularize many of those advancements, and now it's time for the software to take what it's learned on smartphones and bring some of the same improvements to PCs, as Windows 10 picks up SwiftKey support of its own.

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Gboard v7.3 hints at OCR capabilities, custom text and new effects for GIFs, and Battery Saver mode support with automatic dark theme [APK Teardown]

The Gboard team has unleashed a fresh beta of version 7.3. There's nothing immediately popping up as a brand new change or feature, but there is a lot to look at in the teardown. There are some big practical features coming, like OCR and improved handling for Battery Saver mode; but there are also some fun features like a text tool and new special effects for your custom GIFs.

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