Google Keyboard update comes KitKat flavoured

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If one of your friends has the latest Nexus 5, you probably heard about the new updated KitKat keyboard…and you probably want it and you want it now, am I right? Well, fear not, it seems Google decided to give us Android 4+ folk the same keyboard version, in the latest Google Keyboard update.

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You’ll immediately notice the new black and grey look and the new emoji smiles (if your phone supports it), which are replacing the classic smilies. The new keyboard version gets a bit more cleaner, with a better punctuation layout, a change I was expecting for a long time now. And finally, a worthy feature, the Space aware Gesture Typing  – which allows you to swipe over the space bar to insert spaces without lifting your fingers while typing. I don’t know if this latest Google Keyboard update will convert those Swiftkey users but I’m sure this is a welcomed change for any Android newcomers.

Get the new Google Keyboard from Google Play