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Google Keyboard v5.0 is updated with one-handed mode and much more

Substantial upgrade to Google Keyboard v5.0, with the application that introduces several innovations to improve the user experience of one of the most used on smartphones elements.

One of the elements with which we are interacting more often with the smartphone is undoubtedly its software keyboard. Precisely for this reason Google (followed even now by Apple with iOS) gives the user, with Android, the ability to customize it to your liking. At the same time, the company offers its own proprietary solution, the excellent keyboard that are installed natively on the Nexus family devices. The application has been updated in recent hours.

Google Keyboard 5.0 has been spotted by the careful AndroidPolice which published the APK to install citing APKMirror portal. The deployment will probably take place in the coming days through the official channels, then Google Play Store on Android or as an automatic update if you use an earlier version. The main novelty of the update is related to the presence of an interesting new method of use of a hand.

Designed for users of smartphones with large displays, the ” one-handed ” mode allows you, as the name suggests, to type on the keyboard by gripping the smartphone with one hand. It is activated by prolonged pressure of the decimal point, using the keyboard that moves on the right or on the left of the screen for easy typing procedures. With the new version deletes the old Holo themes and with the Material you can see the edges of the individual keys.

New Google Keyboard V5.0
Image from: AndroidPolice

The update also brings many new features in the Dynamic hint system, which seems to be more precise, it can learn new words based on the individual user’s habits and then deletes the words whose suggestion is not acceptable. Keyboard Settings from the user may also establish its height, and finally the suggestion bar shows the numeric digits each time you select the password input field.

AndroidPolice claims that Google Keyboard 5.0 is a large-scale upgrade that adds significant thickness new. Below is the changelog published by the site:

  • New option to show the edge of the individual keys, eliminated the Holo themes.
  • Mode in a hand.
  • The prolonged pressure to the recommended symbols can be activated or deactivated.
  • Height-adjustable keyboard in Settings.
  • When first starting suggestions. prolonged and drag pressure to remove the tips from the bar.
  • Removed the dynamic floating preview, it is now in the suggestion bar.
  • Elimination of whole words with a slide to the left on the Backspace key.
  • Moving the cursor by performing a slide left or right on the space bar.
  • Faster access to the numeric keypad, and emoji.

At the time of writing the application is not available on Google Play Store, but it could come very quickly. Who wants to try right now the new release can do so by downloading the APK for your version of Android from APKMirror site.