It’s the little things that make life sweet, and here’s one for those who want to use the Google
Keyboard but don’t have a Google Nexus
device: Google is releasing its stock keyboard as a free app in the Google Play
store, and it’ll work on any device running Android
4.0 and higher.
Google Keyboard features Gesture Typing (with dynamic floating preview), which speeds up entry by letting the user swipe around to enter characters and automatically finishing a word without the user having to hit the spacebar.
There’s also a Voice Typing feature that lets you jot things down using voice recognition capabilities for those times when keeping your eyes and fingers on the screen isn’t possible. Voice Typing even offers next-word prediction.
Other features include automatic word completion, advanced keyboard layouts, and a 26-language dictionary.