In Android 4.4 KitKat, the keyboard sees a substantial update that includes a new gray theme, the ability to quickly bring up emoji, and so much more. The good news is that you don’t have to own a Nexus 5 or wait until KitKat to get your hands on the new keyboard, as Google Keyboard 2.0 has now begun rolling out to Google Play.

Google’s Keyboard update comes right after both SwiftKey and Swype announced their own keyboard updates, making this a good week for those that have been looking to change up their Android keyboard experience.

While the Keyboard 2.0 update will work with any Android 4.0+ device, it’s important to note that this will be staged rollout and so it may take a few days to officially reach your device. The good news is that we already have an APK link for those that don’t want to wait.

Although a keyboard might not be the most “exciting” Android feature, it is certainly one of the most used. What do you think of Google’s latest keyboard update, like it or not?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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