Gboard

Gboard 7.5.6 beta introduces two 'Minis' personalized sticker packs

In his teardown of Gboard v 7.4, Cody saw signs of a new personalized "minis" sticker pack coming. The feature is now live in v7.5.6 beta, which …

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Gboard 7.5 beta preps clipboard manager, floating keyboard, ‘smarter’ search [APK Insight]

The latest beta of Gboard is rolling out ahead of the weekend with a number of useful utilities in development. Version 7.5 reveals a built-in clipboard manager, while there are more details about the floating keyboard we spotted last month and a “smarter” search feature.<p><b>About APK Insight</b>: In this …

Google

Everything You Can Do to Type Faster on Your Smartphone

How much typing do you do on your smartphone? All those instant messages, search requests and snarky social media comments can quickly add up to a …

Apps

Google Gboard app adds 16 more languages to its virtual keyboard

(Credit: BrianaJackson/iStockphoto)<p>Google's Gboard virtual keyboard app for Android has added support for 16 more languages to catalog, already comprising of hundreds. Eighteen new languages were added in total, according to AndroidPolice.<p>The new languages supported include:<p>Arabic (Gulf)<p>Buryat …

Language Learning

Google rolling out Material Theme redesign for voice input UI on Android

The Google Material Theme is making its way to more and more apps, with the most recent one we spotted being Google Opinion Rewards last week. The latest example is now the voice input UI for transcribing speech across Android.<p>While a few select apps — like Google Search and Gboard — use a custom …

Android News

Snapchat Now Has Arabic Bitmoji Stickers - PC Mag Middle East

Starting today, Snapchat users will have access to new Arabic-language Bitmoji stickers. These new stickers have been rolling out for all users whose …

Apps

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 …

Android News

Google promises to stop suggesting that people 'sit on my face'

Google has promised to fix a bug that auto-completes “sit on” to “sit on my face.”<p>The raunchy message – which describes the sexual practice of …

West Africa

Google stops suggesting people ‘sit on my face’

Google has promised to fix a bug that auto-completes “sit on” to “sit on my face.”<p>The raunchy message – which describes the sexual practice of …

West Africa

Gboard's spell check is now working for some users on v7.4.18 (beta) [APK Download]

Gboard's history with spell check isn't a good one. For months and months, users complained that spell check wasn't working, then version 7.4 of …

OnePlus 5T

Google has been suggesting people ask bosses, friends or family to ‘sit on my face’

Google has quietly been suggesting people use the phrase ‘sit on my face’ in their messages.<p>The autocomplete system in its Gboard keyboard app has …

Babysitter

7 Google products you didn't know existed

Google has not only become synonymous with searches, but it is also well known for providing other services like Maps, Gmail, Chrome, and YouTube. …

Google Scholar

Android predictive text keeps suggesting 'sit on my face,' and Google is fixing it

Google has promised to stop its Android phones from suggesting "my face" when its users text "sit on."<p>Cory Doctorow came close to a disaster when he …

Android News

Google promises to stop suggesting 'my face' when you type 'sit on' in Gboard

Applying machine learning to everything under the sun can be tricky. Case in point: Gboard's text prediction has been suggesting people type "my face …

Machine Learning

Android autocomplete awkwardly suggests ‘my face’ when you type ‘sit on’

Android users are running into a decidedly NSFW glitch when using the autocomplete feature on Google’s Gboard keyboard. While the Android operating …

Weird

Google Working On Fix To Prevent Auto-Complete From Suggesting ‘My Face’ When ‘Sit On’ Is Entered

Google's keyboard, Gboard, has been plagued with a rather... strange problem recently.<p>Google’s keyboard application has seen over 500 million …

Babysitter

Google testing dynamic navigation bar w/ Gboard to match your keyboard’s color

Google continually evolves its various applications, and Gboard for Android has seen a lot of updates over the past few months. Currently, Google is testing a new tweak to the popular keyboard which enables a dynamic navigation bar theme.<p>Gboard has been experimenting a bit with extending its …

Technology

112: Ticwatch Pro, Google tidbits, Fuchsia Friday | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got our second look at the Ticwatch Pro and what makes it worthwhile, some Google tidbits, our Kyle Bradshaw is back again with Fuchsia Friday, and some Google deals.<p>9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS …

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Google Says It Will Stop Android Phones From Suggesting "My Face" When Users Type "Sit On"

Some people are reporting that when they type "sit on" while texting on their Android phones, the devices suggest "my face and" may be the next thing …

Technology

Gboard tests dynamic nav bar colors based on current keyboard theme

Around two weeks ago, we reported on an in-development feature in Google’s Gboard app that automatically colored the software navigation bar’s …

Google

I spent days testing Google and Microsoft's Android keyboard apps, and the winner completely surprised me

If like me, you own a Huawei, the chances are that your phone came pre-installed with Microsoft's keyboard app SwiftKey. My initial reaction was revulsion, it was a mess and it made me grumpy.<p>So, after 24 hours of being saddled with what I thought was an inferior keyboard app, I downloaded Google's …

Apps

Keyboard add-ons to help your typing

Mobile devices have transformed our culture. But for longtime computer users, trying to type anything meaningful on tiny virtual keyboards is a major …

Apps

The 7 Best Dictation Software to Buy in 2018

It's time to give your fingers a rest<p>Updated June 14, 2018<p>Typing is perhaps one of the most commonly-performed tasks on computers (and to some …

Small Business

Use Google’s Morse code keyboard, flash cards to teach Scouts their dits and dahs

Google wants to teach the world Morse code.The company has released a number of high-tech — and low-tech — options for learning this dot-and-dash …

Posters

Google Revives Its Adorable ‘Blob’ Emojis And Now They Even Come Animated

Image via Google Emoji<br>Last year, Google wrote a bizarre love letter bidding its iconic squishy emojis—affectionately known as “blobs”—goodbye.<br>Under …

Apps

Google’s blob emojis are back, a year after they were redesigned

“Mutant egg yolks. Clippy’s deformed, inbred cousins. Lumpy, misshapen visages.”<p>Those are the words of <i>Fast Company</i>‘s very own Mark Wilson talking about Google’s longtime emoji set, also known as “the blobs,” last year. Google spent 18 months carefully redesigning the emoji, unveiling the revamped …

Emoji

The blobs are back: Google revives fan-favorite emoji in new sticker pack for Gboard

Last year something tragic happened. Google killed its signature emoji, the blobs, replaced with generic circles simply to fit in with everyone else. The blobs have appeared here or there since then, but they’ve largely disappeared. Now, the blobs live on… sort of.<p>On World Emoji Day, Google has …

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Google brings back blob emojis with sticker packs for Android Messages and Gboard

Android Oreo's quickly approaching its one-year anniversary, and while many of its features like picture-in-picture and Autofill have proven to be …

Android News

Google is resurrecting blob emoji again

Fans of Google's now-dead blob emoji have a reason to be happy today. The company announced that it's resurrecting its cute, flatly designed characters, albeit as a sticker pack for Gboard and Android Messages. What's the occasion? Well, it's World Emoji Day, of course. This isn't a direct …

Android News

To celebrate 🎉World Emoji Day🎉, Google gives us a throwback to ‘blob’ Emoji

XDA Developers<p>Today, July 17, is 🎉World Emoji Day🎉.<br>• To celebrate, Google is giving us a throwback to the days of “blob” Emoji by issuing new sticker packs.<br>• The blob Emoji stickers are available now in Gboard and Android Messages.<p>For a long time, Google’s “blob” Emojis were one of those little …

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