According to a latest report from The Verge, search giant Google is developing a third-party keyboard for rival Apple's iOS platform. The project has been going on for months now, the report notes, however adding that there's currently no clarity on if and when Google plans to launch the product.
As for the features, the keyboard is said to incorporate gesture-based typing as well as picture and GIF searches through dedicated buttons. In addition, there'll also be a Google logo tapping on which will give you access to traditional web search.
The keyboard - which the report says is visually different from Google's offering on Android - is said to be already being internally tested by the Mountain View, California-based company's employees.
Because they can use it to gather information, which is their core business.
why google is wasting time on this.