Google appears to be engaged on bringing extra options to Gboard, its in-house keyboard for Android. This comes weeks after it was revealed that the corporate is testing the ‘Good replies’ characteristic contained in the app for choose purposes. Now, a report by Android Police has revealed that Google is engaged on including the spell test to Gboard together with a Gboard “mini mode” for a Morse code keyboard, adaptive icon, and Selfie stickers which might be named as “Minis”. Different upcoming options embrace floating keyboard, and extra “Make a GIF” results. We find out about these upcoming options as a result of the report carried out an APK (Android bundle) teardown of the model 7.four of the app.
Because of this builders or folks conscious of what they’re doing took the most recent set up file of Google Gboard, extracted the contents of the file after which went via the code to hunt for brand spanking new and unannounced options that could be evident within the code whereas being invisible to the informal person. The report identified that spell test, mini mode, and adaptive icons are already seen within the new replace. Nevertheless, the spell test characteristic doesn’t appear to work on the time of writing.
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As a part of the mini keyboard possibility, the peak of the keyboard is lowered whereas utilizing Morse code in order that customers can have extra display screen property for content material. Based on the tear-down, the corporate appears to be engaged on a floating keyboard which can, in concept, enable the customers to maneuver the keyboard to wherever on the display screen in order that the keypad doesn’t are available in the best way of the content material.
Google can be planning to carry the selfie stickers to Gboard after introducing them in Google Allo. The corporate has additionally renamed them to ‘Minis’ together with some adjustments within the interface and the way they might look. It is usually working so as to add a darkish theme within the battery saver mode, elevated language help for sticker search, new languages, and new results whereas making a GIF.