Saturday, June 4, 2016

Select the keyboard for android-devices: Google Keyboard and Yandeks.Klaviatura –





Two years ago, we have studied the keyboard for android-devices and reviewed many applications, among which were the Smart Keyboard, SwiftKey Keyboard, Aitype Keyboard, Hacker’s Keyboard, TouchPal X Keyboard and GO Keyboard. A little later came the turn and up to двух Keyboard with a non-standard input method: Swype Keyboard and Minuum Keyboard.

But the time is coming, and in the Google Play Store app there are all new and new developments. With this in mind, we decided to pay attention again to this class of programs.

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The heroes of the new survey will be a modern annex «Google Keyboard” and market newcomer “Yandeks.Klaviatura”. It will be interesting to find out how different the approach of the two search giants to create keyboards for mobile solutions.

As the test equipment used smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note (Miui V7 on OC Android 4.4.2, the Dalvik runtime, processor MediaTek MT6592, 8 x 1700 MHz videosoprotsessor Mali-450 MP4, 700 MHz, 2 GB RAM) and smartphone Jinga Basco M500 3G (OC Android 5.1, the ART runtime, processor MediaTek MT6580, 4 x 1300 MHz videosoprotsessor Mali-400 MP2, 1 GB of RAM).

Google Keyboard


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Google makes the company sturdy and quality applications, at least remember their Chrome browser, Keep a notebook and other programs. But what can we say about Google’s keyboard? Nothing. Therefore I propose to examine it more closely and to draw conclusions on the dating results.


Key features «Google Keyboard” application:

  • Continuous text input. Just slide your finger from letter to letter.

  • Voice input. Tap the microphone icon and dictate the text.

  • Tips, additions, corrections and forecasting of words based on your input.

  • Keyboard emoticons. Hold down the “enter” to add a smiley face on devices running Android 4.4 and later.

  • Smart Keyboard. She remembers the entered words and offers them as tips. To delete a word from the list, select the prompt press and hold.

  • added words Sync on all your devices to improve the accuracy of the tips. To activate, press the “Settings & gt; Language & input & gt; Google Keyboard & gt; Dictionary & gt; Synchronization added words. »

  • Move the cursor. To move the cursor, swipe the key space.

  • Delete the text. To quickly delete a word, swipe to the left on the key deletion.

  • Tips on the keyboard. Find the desired characters by using a long press. To enable this feature, go to Google Settings Keyboard and select “Settings & gt; Long press for
  • Tips. ”

  • Set one hand. On the big screen keypad can be mounted on the right or the left. To do this, press and hold the entry and then select the thumb icon.

  • keystrokes. Spend on the button “?” To see all the characters and select.

  • Caps. Swipe from the Shift key to the letter you want to make a title.

  • Selecting the keyboard layout (with the contours of the keys, or without them).

Getting Started


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Installing applications «Google Keyboard” is done in two simple steps. To get started, select it in the settings of “Language and Input”, and then sets the keyboard as the default input method. After that it is ready to fight.

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Portrait orientation keyboard.

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Landscape keyboard.


Appearance solutions Google Material Design is designed in a simple style, the two themes are provided. Light is very unified and of no interest to consider, but the dark … Of course, I liked the dark style. The keys are illuminated it with white background dark keys themselves, and the string with the predicted words almost black. All of this complements the complete interface OC Android latest versions.

The layout «Google Keyboard” is represented by three classic QWERTY row. No innovations, changes and additional keys as compared to the original layout of the keyboard is not. An exception is switch the input language, and keys with additional symbols and the top line with the predicted words. Do not deviate from the topic, I note – forecasting excellent!

When entering text, we can hear the sound, feel the vibration and observe a little larger image input character. Keys can be offered as a single action – enter the specific letters or more characters, which is listed on the same platform with the letter. Naturally, all of the above, you can disable and enable the settings. I think America I have not opened.

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And since the topic is now emoji, kartinochek and animation is very urgent, it is impossible not to note the support of hundreds of emoticons. They are varied and quite interesting.

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One of the advantages of the free application «Google Keyboard” is to support alternative input method Swype. After activating the corresponding function, we no longer have to click on each key to enter a separate letter. Now it is enough to drive a finger from letter to letter and your words will be displayed.

Due to the fact that we do not release your finger, and without looking at the screen, drive across the touchpad for typing takes much less time. The main thing – remember the location of the keys and quickly “swipe” on the screen.



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Preferences in the application «Google Keyboard” is more than enough, ranging from sound, vibration, auto-correction, and finishing settings of an alternative input method.

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One of the advantages are the support of dictionaries. And our personal dictionary can be synchronized across all our devices.



application version

The size distribution
21 MB

Application Size Installed

RAM consumption
20-35 MB

The efficiency in «Google Keyboard” excellent. In particular, it is worth noting the low consumption of the gadget hardware resources as 35 MB may take a beautiful clock widget, but now the whole keyboard.


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In my opinion,« Google Keyboard “- a flagship keyboards android- devices. The program is the most unified and simplified for understanding by all users of all ages and skills.

In functional terms, this keyboard stands on an equal footing with all the representatives of this application segment. It has support for swipe entry, auto-remediation, divining and stuff like that. At the same time it works perfectly and does not ask for money. In general, the application is more than worthy of attention.

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Скачать «Google Keyboard»
for Android-devices
from Google Play


Developer Google.
Cost FREE.
Requirements To OC Android 4.0 and later.

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