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Taste Android Nougat today – New Keyboard app now available to download on any device

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Google has released the Android Nougat Keyboard app on to the Play Store, meaning all devices – from the Galaxy S7 to the OnePlus 3, and of course Google's own Nexus range – can download and install it today.

The updated Keyboard 5.1 app is one of the better features of Android Nougat and comes with a range of new coloured themes and more emojis than ever, plus the ability to add your own typing background images.

Related: Best Android Nougat features

It's also the build that adds the key boarder toggle, which improves visibility when you type.

The stock Android keyboard has never been one of the best options, so these revisions are welcome – although note that the rollout in phased so it may not be available on your device immediately.

Related: Best Android keyboards

In addition, some of the features – such as the ability to select different skin tones for emojis – are only available on Android Nougat and not older versions of Google's mobile OS. But fortunately, you can download Android Nougat today.

To check if the new Nougat Keyboard app is live for you, just follow this link.

Watch: Hands-on with Android Nougat

Do you stick with the stock Android keyboard or prefer an alternative? Let us know in the comments below.

pablosors

July 25, 2016, 9:07 am

I don't see the value of this keyboard app though. I would rather have other innovative keyboard set as default. WRIO Keyboard, for example, offers way more functionality than most standard keyboard, and is specifically designed for smartphones.

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