Those using Android 4.0 have been able to enjoy the benefits of Google Keyboard for a while. If you are unfamiliar with the current features of this app, use this handy guide to familiarize yourself with its many great features. If you don’t have one of these Android devices capable of using the Google keyboard, you can get the money for an upgrade when you sell cell phones. Soon, Google Keyboard will make recommendations based on your usage of other Google products, so it may be the perfect time to sell cell phones and get an Android device.
- Existing Features of Google Keyboard
- Type with a gesture rather than keystrokes
- Voice typing
- Dictionaries in 26 languages
- Suggestions for next words and for completing the current word
- Can sync with other Android devices and tablets
What Are Personalized Suggestions?
Smartphones and other devices have had the ability to make suggestions for words for a long time. The difference now is that Android users using Google Keyboard will have “personalized suggestions.” Through your usage of other Google products, the keyboard “learns” about you and makes suggestions based on your history. The feature will be turned on as the default. Once you install the update, you will receive a warning that the keyboard will begin using suggestions from other Google services including Gmail, Calendar, Google+ and Google Drive.
Users will have the option of turning this feature off and can even delete the data Google has collected that make this feature work. If you opt to leave it on, the keyboard app will begin learning immediately, providing you have used enough of the other Google services to drive the app. Before long, you will notice suggestions that seem familiar because you’ve used them before.
While the app has a lot of great features, some people are concerned with privacy. This is actually a concern with many of Google’s products. Fortunately, as with any app, there are ways you can protect your privacy. If you prefer, you can choose another app that doesn’t use as much personal information.
If you are interested in the Google Keyboard app or the update, you may need to sell cell phones that are not Android compatible and buy those that are in order to get it. The app will be available in the next few days in most App stores. Of course, if you want to use this app, you will need to get an Android. Now might be the perfect time to sell your iPhone and switch to Androids.