After covering the updated versions of SwiftKey and Swype, we bring you the news about Google Keyboard. The application, now in version 2.0, is made to bring the Nexus 5-like user experience to an Android smartphone near you.
Here are the new features included in this release:
Rationalized punctuation across different sizes (4″, 7″ and 10″)
Inserted emoji entry point & layouts (KitKat or later)
Simplified mini-keyboard on full stop long press (revised long-press menus)
De-blued press states
Added space-aware gesture typing – you will not have to lift your finger while gesture typing – just go through the space bar
While we like how Google keeps improving its keyboard, SwiftKey keeps working best for us. As far as I can tell, it has the best prediction algorithm and it’s best for phrases we constantly use. Which virtual keyboard do you prefer?