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Google's Keyboard Gets Support For Themes In the New Android N Preview

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John Salmi
May 20, 2016 11:32
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Android: Google s keyboard is a pretty great default, but it still lacks some features of third-party offerings, like themes.

If you re running the Android N preview, that changes with the latest update.

Google Keyboard 5.1—which can technically be installed on versions of Android as old as Jelly Bean—contains a couple exclusive new feature for those on the latest Android N preview.

Most notably, you can now pick from a variety of themes, including different color schemes for the keyboard, or selecting a custom background image.

5.1 also comes with a new set of emoji from the Unicode 9 update.

Unfortunately, neither of these features work on older devices yet, but it s a nice glimpse into what s coming for everyone else.

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