Google Gboard for Android Gets A Much Needed Performance Update

Google Gboard for Android has just been updated with some significant performance improvements.  The update is still in the 6.0 train so if you have the app installed, the OTA should be coming to you over the course of the next few days.  Almost immediately you will feel the difference.  First, overall Gboard is much faster and more responsive to typing.  There isn’t the millisecond delays between you pressing a virtual key and it registering.  But perhaps a bigger improvement is around Glide Typing.  In this update I find there is virtually no lag or false positives of me picking up my finger when I don’t.  It is remarkably better in this release and if you use Glide Typing, you will want this update ASAP.

Finally, for those of you who switch between languages on Google Gboard, you will be afforded some speed improvements too.  Switching between languages is faster and doesn’t hang up like it did

Gboard for Android
Gboard for Android

for some users in the previous build.

If you haven’t tried out Gboard, now is a good time to download it and give it a go.  If you aren’t familiar with what it is exactly, it has a GIF keyboard, emoji keyboard, Google search built in and is highly customizable with themes and other things to make your typing life easier.