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  • Vendor: Google LLC
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

"Gboard" — formerly known as Google Keyboard — is the keyboard developed internally by Google. It is the stock input method for Pixel and Nexus phones, but is also installed on many third-party devices from companies that do not develop their own keyboard.

The keyboard offers a few advanced features like robust emoji support and swiping input, as well as seamless integration to voice typing with Google's voice engine and switching to handwriting input if you choose to install its handwriting keyboard also. There are also advanced keyboard layouts that you can customize to fit your typing style, if that's your sort of thing.

Since rebranding to Gboard from Google Keyboard, the keyboard offers a new "G" button that brings Google Search right into the keyboard. With the tap of a button you can perform web searches that take the place of the keyboard in any app, and let you share the results of your search into the app as if you had typed them.


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