The Android N Developer Preview 3 came with a nice little surprise perk. Version 5.1 of the Google Keyboard comes with some additional customization features that tweak-happy users are going to adore. Now you can have thoroughly customizable keyboards and a selection of pre-configured themes to choose from.
After installing the keyboard, you’ll be presented with a brand new menu option labeled “Themes.” From here you can choose from a variety of preset layouts, but the real beauty here is that Google puts the paintbrush in your hands to let you create whatever kind of keyboard you want. You can even add your own images for the background.
If you’re a customization freak, you’re going to love Google Keyboard 5.1. It comes along with the beta-level release of the Android N developer preview 3 that Google began rolling out today at the Google I/O conference. If you’re an owner of a Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Pixel C, or the General Mobile 4G Android One device, then you can join the Android N Beta program by enrolling your device over here. No word yet on when Android N will be officially rolling out just yet, but Google has said that we should expect it sometime later this summer. While we wait, let us know what you think of Google Keyboards newest perks in the comments below!