Google has pushed out a new update to its Gboard for Android app. The update brings along several changes, including support for new languages as well as new text editing tool. Some under-the-hood improvements are included as well.
To start off, the update adds 22 Indic languages - with transliteration support - including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu and Gujarati.
In addition, support for Kinyarwanda and Waray has also been added. "Through Gboard’s internationalization through machine learning, glide typing and suggestions are now available in more than 185 language varieties," the company says in a blog post.
The update also brings a new text editing mode, which features buttons for easy cursor control. In addition, you also get the ability to select text, cut, copy, and paste right from your keyboard. To access this mode, "select the Text Editing icon in the quick features menu by pressing on the G button (or arrow) in the suggestion strip."
And finally, the update also allows for keyboard resizing as well as moving it to a position of your choice. "In the quick features menu (press on arrow or G in the suggestion strip), click “More” (the three-dots icon), and click the one-handed mode button, then you can adjust the size and position of the keyboard."
Built-in Google search and emoji searching instantly made me a fan and it's intelligent enough, and you're right SwiftKey is way slower than Gboard or even the stock keyboard app.
SwiftKey's only problem is that it's actually slow compared to Gboard. But the keyboard works more intelligently, so I can't switch to Gboard yet.