Gboard gets ready for the next iteration of Material You with shortcuts, text editing, and settings {Gallery}

A few Material You enhancements were added to Gboard for Android in August of last year, and now a few more, like the shortcuts bar, are being added.

Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll strive to give those that are closer to completion a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.

At the present, sliding out different tools, layouts, and shortcuts is done by tapping the chevron icon in the top-left area. Settings, Theme, Text Editing, Clipboard, GIF, Floating, One-handed, Translate, Share, and Sticker are all on the list today. On foldables, there is also a split keyboard (but not tablets).

friend of the site RKBDI has successfully enabled development on a Material You redesign of that bar in Gboard 12.1, which is currently rolling out to the beta channel. Despite using a 33 grid icon, the corner button is still a circle.

The shortcuts, or access point items as they are known, are now contained in rounded rectangles that are strikingly similar to Material You (MD3) chips . Similar to the Assistant voice typing UI on Pixel phones, it is not too dissimilar (as seen in the cover image above). Each item’s backdrop is lighter than the keyboard, which is more obvious on themes with color.

There can now be a total of five shortcuts in the bar, though Gboard is working on a feature that will allow users to choose how many display if they just need one or two. The three-dot/overflow at the right was removed by Gboard, who instead used the corner button that was already there. This resulted in the new maximum.

This view has been updated by Google with a smaller, non-centered grid. It enables the future addition of more features with ease, and the Text Editing layout is receiving its own Material You makeover with rounded corners for each button.

Setting updates are another material you make. The primary list is growing, and MD3 toggles are now employed everywhere.
When the Material You bar and other design updates will go live on Gboard is unknown.

FTC: We employ automatically earning affiliate connections. More.
Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:


Related Posts