Google Keyboard for Android now available as a Play Store download

June 6, 2013

    Google Keyboard
    If you have been searching for an easy way to get the whole Nexus typing experience for Android onto your own device, we’re here to tell you that your search is over. Today, Google Keyboard was added to the Google Play Store — announced via the Android page on Google+ — and anyone with a compatible device may now download it for free.

    If, for whatever reason, you still haven’t gotten the chance to try out the Google Keyboard yourself, all you need to know is that it offers the stock Android typing experience, which is why it’s referred to as the Nexus typing experience above. It is said to transform the usual method of typing into something that is smart and easy, so if you’re big on actually being able to type the words that you want to say, then this is something that you definitely need to look into.

    Google Keyboard should offer Gesture Typing, a feature that lets users glide their typing fingers through keys in order to type words, as well as automatic error correction, and even word predictions. Tapping on the microphone in Google Keyboard enables Voice Typing for easy message composition on the go. And built-in dictionaries ensure that the best typing experience is available for up to 26 different languages.

    If you still don’t have it on your own Android-powered smartphone or tablet yet (and you’re using Android 4.0 or later), then check out the Google Play link in the source below to install it.

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    • arcwindz

      It’s not freakin available in my country, nooooooo

      • SeraZR™

        LoLz head to xda and download

      • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

        patience is the key :) or get APK from others source…

    • MasterMuffin

      Not available for s3 or s2, Google the’re the most popular Android phones to date!

      • Jeffrey Heesch

        I wouldn’t worry about it. Get yourself SwiftKey. It’s the best.

        • MasterMuffin

          “But mom, I don’t want SwiftKey. I want this! I want I want I want!!”

      • Benjamin Pavel

        It’s country restricted, go to AndroidPolice for an APK.

        • MasterMuffin

          It says “not available for your device” not “not available for your country”. Anyways I did it already :)

          • Benjamin Pavel

            You sure you clicked on the + next to that sign for more details why is not compatible ?

            • MasterMuffin

              Maybe it’s because I’m running custom 4.2.2 rom?

            • Benjamin Pavel

              That is very weird. :S
              I’m running custom rom on both phone and tablet and it says that is not available in my country…anyway good thing is we can sideload apps. ^_^

            • MasterMuffin

              Yup!

      • Dave Carr

        I was able to download & install it on my S2.

    • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

      After I am tested for a while… I decide using SwiftKey again. SwiftKey is much easier and better word predictions for me.

      Seamless integrated multiple language made SwiftKey better than others

      • Rahul Mistri

        Same story wid me !!

    • STRiKER

      is Google Camera apk next…???
      #curios

      • D’Ander McSullivan

        That would be amazing. And btw, this is no freaking twitter!!
        #mad

    • Reginald Spence II

      I wish it was possible to customize long press duration. Or did I just miss the option hidden somewhere?

      • D’Ander McSullivan

        The option is there, man. Go to Google Keyboard Settings>Advanced Options>Key long press delay.

        • Reginald Spence II

          Thanks. The option isn’t there in the stock AOKP keyboard that comes with the ROM, but upon installing Google Keyboard, I saw that there are loads more options than the other.

        • Reginald Spence II

          Thanks. The option isn’t there in the stock AOKP keyboard that comes with the ROM, but upon installing Google Keyboard, I saw that there are loads more options than the other.

    • Mahmood Faysal

      Can’t Google take a look on Swiftkey keyboard and check the fabulous features they present Best Android Keyboard the new version of Google keyboard i think it’s now available on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin

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