About APK Perception: On this ‘APK Perception’ submit, we’ve decompiled the newest model of an utility that Google uploaded to the Play Retailer. Once we decompile these information (referred to as APKs, within the case of Android apps), we’re in a position to see varied strains of code inside that trace at attainable future options. Take into account that Google might or might not ever ship these options, and our interpretation of what they’re could also be imperfect. We’ll attempt to allow these which can be nearer to being completed, nonetheless, to point out you the way they’ll look within the case that they do ship. With that in thoughts, learn on.
Google Materials Theme
Again in July, we spotted Gboard engaged on a Google Materials Theme and we’ve now managed to allow it with the newest model of the app. Rounded corners are discovered all through the redesign, together with on search fields and different playing cards.
In the meantime, the revamped expressive media picker that we noticed in-development final month sees some further adjustments. The search discipline to lookup emoji is now not full-width, however only a button on the top-left nook. That house is now occupied by the class picker, which has been moved from the underside to account for the way the emoji checklist now vertically scrolls moderately than being a left-to-right swipe.
In the meantime, the GIF picker contains a extra compact search bar with the class switcher to the fitting of this discipline. GIF outcomes are actually additionally in an inventory format, whereas the kaomoji sheet provides a historical past part on the high. Elsewhere, Gboard principally switches away from underlined tab indicators to highlighted icons.
The Google Materials Theme adjustments in Gboard are delicate, however are a pleasant contact.
Clipboard “clips,” group
Work on the built-in Clipboard is underway with Gboard 7.Eight tweaking strings to make the function extra clear. Copied textual content is now refered to as a “clip,” and sorted by “Latest” and “Older” classes. This performance started rolling out to some customers, however just isn’t but broadly out there.
Your clipboard is empty
When you copy a bit of textual content, it would present up right here.
Faucet on a clip to stick it.
Lengthy-press a clip to pin or delete it.
Textual content was copied to Gboard
Gboard’s main function is built-in search, with the keyboard now engaged on the flexibility to delete the previous three queries from the dropdown menu.
Delete this search out of your historical past?
Redesigned emoji panel
Gboard 7.Eight is engaged on a redesigned emoji panel that we’ve managed to allow. The first distinction is a horizontally scrollable pane as an alternative of a vertical one with the earlier tabbed design. Textual content labels act as dividers, although customers can nonetheless soar to a piece from the underside carousel of icons.
ANIMALS AND NATURE
SMILEYS AND EMOTIONS
FOOD AND DRINK
SMILEYS AND PEOPLE
TRAVEL AND PLACES
No emojis out there
”You haven’t used any emojis but”
On-device voice typing
Gboard 7.Eight continues work on “Sooner voice typing,” with introductory textual content noting how as soon as the on-device mannequin is downloaded, it would work offline.
Obtain sooner voice typing in your gadget (85MB, US-English). As soon as downloaded, you should utilize it offline.
Sooner voice typing
Saving voice typing historical past
Gboard 7.Eight reveals work on associating a Google Account with the voice keyboard to save lots of your audio queries and transcriptions to Voice & Audio exercise, much like Assistant or Search. The app will acquire an interface to pick out an account in your gadget. Nevertheless, there may be an choice to make use of “Gboard voice typing with out an account,” the place “Audio historical past is not going to be recorded.”
Utilizing Gboard voice typing with out an account
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Audio historical past is not going to be recorded.
Your audio historical past is not going to be recorded. You possibly can change this in settings.
Audio will probably be saved to your account, beneath Voice & Audio exercise. You possibly can change this anytime from settings.
Voice typing language
In the meantime, a associated improvement permits customers to manually choose a language for voice typing in settings, presumably in the identical menu because the function above.
Now Gboard permits you to sort by voice in your language. Simply faucet the microphone icon and converse.
Attempt voice typing in your language
You possibly can choose language to voice sort.
af, am, ar-ae, ar-bh, ar-dj, ar-dz, ar-eg, ar-ly, ar-ma, ar-om, ar-sa, ar-sd, ar-tn, az-az, bn-bd, bn-in, bs, ca, cs, de-at, de-be, de-ch, de-de, de-lu, el-cy, el-gr, en-au, en-ca, en-gb, en-in, en-ke, en-ng, en-ph, en-us, en-za, es-419, es-ar, es-es, es-mx, es-us, et-ee, eu-es, fa, fi, fr-002, fr-be, fr-ca, fr-ch, fr-fr, gl-es, gu-in, hi-in, hr, hu, hy-am, in, is, it-ch, it-it, iw-il, ja-jp, jv-latn, ka-ge, km-kh, kn-in, ko, lo-la, lt, lv, ml-in, mr-in, ms-bn, ms-my, ms-sg, nb, ne-in, ne-np, nl-be, nl-nl, pl, pt-002, pt-ao, pt-br, pt-mo, pt-pt, ro-md, ro-ro, ru-by, ru-kg, ru-ru, si-lk, sk, sl, sr-latn-rs, srp-latn-me, su-latn, sv-fi, sv-se, sw, ta-in, ta-lk, ta-sg, te-in, th-th, tl, tr-cy, tr-tr, ur-in, ur-pk, zh-cn, zh-hk, zh-tw,
af, ar, bg, ca, cs, da, de, el, en, es, eu, fa, fi, fr, gl, hello, hr, hu, in, is, it, iw, ja, ko, lt, ms, nb, nl, pl, pt, ro, ru, sk, sl, sr, sv, th, tl, tr, uk, vi, zh, zu,
Sand keyboard theme
Noticed in model 7.7, the brand new Sand theme is now out there with Gboard 7.8.
Gentle and darkish gradient themes
Along with including the above shade theme, Gboard 7.8 adds 25 light and 28 dark gradients. These 53 chromatic variants should be downloaded earlier than previewed and shift in hue vertically. The enter button within the bottom-right nook on all these choices are boldly coloured to face out.
The best way to replace?
You can sign-up for Gboard’s beta program here or by heading to the Play Store listing on Android and scrolling to the underside. The most recent beta model of Gboard is straight away rolled out by Google when it’s out there.
We don’t submit APKs to obtain immediately given the authorized challenges related to copyright and risk of elimination. In the meantime, that mannequin is perilous given Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery.
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