Google’s Gboard is without a shred of doubt one of the most popular keyboard apps available. It’s no wonder why either, the keyboard is clean, simple to use and customisable. There are features galore, but it never gets difficult to use, which makes it a fantastic option. Now with this new Gboard update, there’s even more incentive to go with it over other options.
Google’s latest update brings support for Chinese(traditional and simple), Korean and 20 additional languages. With this, Gboard now supports over 300 languages which covers 74 percent of the world’s population. The full list is right here in case you want to give it a look. It’s an impressively comprehensive list, even my country’s language is on it.
There is some irony in this news in that while Chinese is in Gboard, Gboard isn’t available in China. This is because the Google Play Store is unavailable to Chinese citizens, so there’s really not much they can do. Chinese is still one of the most spoken languages in the world, so it’s not too big an issue. It’s just somewhat funny that the main audience of this feature can’t even use it.
While Chinese and Korean are the main headline grabbers, the Gboard update also brings support for lesser know languages like Ndonga, Harauti, and Bislama. The company claims they will commit to adding even more languages to the application in the future, which is a great sign to come for users of Gboard.
If you haven’t already, you can install the Gboard app right here. We recommend you give it a try if you’re fed up with your current keyboard, it’s really a great choice. Do you use the keyboard, and are you happy with the new Gboardupdate? Tell us your thoughts and opinions down in the comments box below.