Google introduced the newest version of its Keyboard app alongside Android N’s third preview release. Sporting version number 5.1, the new keyboard came with colored themes and a large number of extra emojis. Now, Google Keyboard 5.1 is rolling out across the Play store for all devices.
Google surprised everyone earlier this year when it announced that the new Android N, now known as Nougat, would be released as a preview, months ahead of its official general launch, and far earlier than expected. And with each subsequent preview build, Google has added and revamped features, including a new keyboard.
Google's virtual keyboard has never been a great one, but the company continues to polish and add further features to it, so users might be quite pleased with this latest version. Besides the colored themes mentioned above, users can add their own images to be used as a typing background. They’ll also find the key-border toggle, which gives keys a bit of extra visibility.
And now Google Keyboard 5.1 is rolling out to all devices over the Play store. Note that this is a staggered roll-out so if you haven’t received the newest version yet you’ll need to check again later. Also note that some small features, like the selectable skin tone for emojis will only work on Android Nougat.
You can download the new version of Google Keyboard from Google Play.
Via: Android Police