With an update which began pushing out through the Play store today, Google Keyboard has taken another step towards taking over the mantle of favoured keyboard for many users. Many users sought out alternatives to the stock Google Keyboard such as Swiftkey to take advantage of features such as personalisation which have so far been missing from the stock keyboard. Today Google introduced swipe and now personalised suggestions based on input from Google Apps installed on your phone.

The option to update your dictionaries is on by default and takes words and phrases you use in apps such as Google+, Gmail, Chrome and Hangouts to better serve your needs while using the Google Stock keyboard on your device. The option can be turned off if you wish through settings by unticking the personalized suggestions box.

It’s a big leap forward for the Google Keyboard in adding such a useful function to their already impressive list.

Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Gboard - the Google Keyboard
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

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Source: Google Keyboard Play Store.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin.
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    This is great, but they’ve removed long-press punctuation! I assume for patent related issues, otherwise why would you do that?? If only Swype wasn’t so slow these days I’d be back onto that in a flash


    Been using SwiftKey since mid 2011. It already knows how I type. Shifting to any other OSK I’d have to spend too much time training the new one.
    If there was an easy way to transfer the personalised data between OSKs, then trying out new ones would be worth a shot. But there isn’t. Not even between SwiftKey retail and SwiftKey beta.
    So I won’t be installing the Google keyboard on any of my devices.