Gboard first made its debut on iOS way back in May, and it wasn’t until December of last year that it made its way to Android. Since its launch, the keyboard has been well-received in general except some users reported input lag, sometimes to an extent where the keyboard was unusable. Well, Google has released a new update for Gboard in the Play Store, and it promises to fix those lag issues once and for all.
The search giant renamed Google Keyboard to Gboard back in December, and the biggest addition was the “G button,” which can be enabled in the app settings. Essentially, you can click the button to search on Google without having to leave whatever you were typing. Just like what we saw with Gboard on iOS. Just like other major keyboards, Gboard has multi-language support, and you can type in up to three different languages without having to necessarily switch in between.
The problem is (or was), however, various users started reporting lag issues: the keyboard wouldn’t register your taps, word suggestions and autocorrect would freeze the phone entirely, etc.
The problem is (or was), however, various users started reporting lag issues: the keyboard wouldn’t register your taps, word suggestions and autocorrect would freeze the phone entirely, etc. If you were one of these users, you’d be happy to know that the latest update seemingly eliminates these bugs. After installing the latest version, you should have no problem with text input, switching languages, and word suggestions.
The update is available right now through the Google Play Store, so make sure to click the button below to update your app!