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Google Keyboard 2.0 brings Emoji and space aware Gesture Typing, rolling out on Play Store


The Nexus 5 comes with newer versions of many Google apps, and one by one, Google is making them available for all users. Hangouts with SMS integration was first, and now version 2.0 of the Google Keyboard is rolling out on the Play Store.

As seen on the Nexus 5, the updated keyboard now lets users add emojis in text in any app – these are the same emojis that were introduced in Hangouts, and now they’re available throughout the OS, as long as you’re using Google’s keyboard, though for now support is limited to Android 4.4 (which means only Nexus 5 owners, and users of custom Android 4.4 ROMs can join the fun for now). Also introduced in the update is space aware Gesture Typing, a feature that takes after SwiftKey’s Flow and lets users swipe entire sentences without taking their fingers off the screen between words.

There are a few minor changes as well, and the updated keyboard is now available on Google Play, though since it’s a staged rollout, it might be a few days before it reaches your device. Download Google Keyboard 2.0 from the link below or from the Play Store on your device, and let us know what you think of Google’s latest keyboard update.

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