Gboard for Android Update Adds Korean and Chinese Support

A new update to Google Gboard is rolling out over the next few days that will bring support for 20 new languages to the keyboard.  Those language additions include two of the most requested of Google:  Korean and Chinese, both traditional and simplified.  The addition of the languages brings the total languages supported by the app to over 300, covering 74% of all of the world’s languages according to Google.

Google has a comprehensive list of all of the languages supported by Gboard.  You will note in the list that there a few that do not have an available dictionary to download.

As related in the announcement, Google works with linguists and others to bring these languages to their keyboard app to assure both accuracy of the characters and grammatical accuracy.  When you think about it, it is a monumental task for them to take on but the efforts are worth it in that it opens up communication and this app to those who may never have used it prior.

The update is just now starting to roll out and it will take a few days before the OTA update comes to devices.  If you haven’t tried out Gboard in the past, it is a free download in the Play Store.  This is the default keyboard app for Pixel devices and it is one of the best keyboard options out there.


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