New update adds rare languages to the Google GBoard

Gboard for Android is adding Chinese and Korean support

Gboard for Android is adding Chinese and Korean support

Google has just confirmed that its Gboard for Android application now supports more than 300 language varieties, covering 74% of the world's population - quite an impressive achievement for a keyboard app.

Gboard is adding support for over 20 new languages on Android today, including Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional) and Korean. You can view the full list of supported languages on Google's support site. South Korea has one of the biggest digital markets (not to mention the country with the fastest internet) and China is of course a huge smartphone market and Mandarin is the most widely spoken language in the world, so that makes sense. These two languages had been among the most highly demanded languages on Android, prompting Google to include support for them in the latest update (the languages have been available for Gboard on iOS since mid-2017).

New languages are coming soon to Gboard.

In recent weeks, Google began testing version 7.0 of Gboard in beta where it added a redesigned interface for voice input, alongside unified emoji, GIF, and sticker search. Support for Fulani, an African language that didn't have a written alphabet until the '90s, will be added to Gboard with the help of the brothers who developed its character set.

Google says its Gboard for Android language update is now rolling out worldwide.

Notícias recomendadas

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.