Google launches Gboard, an iOS keyboard that lets you search without a browser
This is pretty cool! No more switching between apps will be necessary. Excited to see more, like translations. Unfortunately, the Gboard is only launched on the U.S. App Store so far. There is no word from Google yet whether and when it will be launched globally.
Google this morning launched a new application for iOS devices called Gboard that puts the power of Google search directly into your mobile device’s keyboard. This keyboard had been rumored to be in development earlier this year, and it appears that the original reports were accurate. Not only does the app allow for an easy way to use Google search, it also offers swipe-based typing and access to GIFs, as previously reported. And it includes easy access to common keyboard functions, like emojis and word predictions.
Of course, the most interesting feature of this keyboard is its direct integration with Google’s services.
By tapping the included “G” icon, you’re able to immediately search Google without exiting your keyboard and launching a browser or the Google app.
This allows you to easily search for things like flight times, news articles, restaurant and business listings, weather and more right from your keyboard, then just tap to paste that information into your…
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