Scorching on the heels of the redesigned Gboard that’s popping up on some people’s phones, Google can also be rolling out a brand new search for the keyboard on Android TV, as noticed and confirmed by multiple Redditors. It is the design the company teased when it launched immediate apps and PIN-based purchases on the platform.
In comparison with earlier variations of Gboard for Android TV, the brand new design would not stretch all the way in which to the perimeters of the display anymore. As an alternative, it is a centered overlay on the backside of your TV that resembles Gboard for Android and iOS, wanting rather more pure than the overblown keys of outdated.
Above: New Gboard design. Under: Present Gboard design.
You may additionally discover the brand new speech-to-text button on the high of the keyboard, which can make textual content enter by way of the distant a lot simpler each time app builders have not carried out voice-typing themselves ( you, Spotify). Google has moreover introduced much less particular “predictive typing” enhancements, although it stays unclear how these will pan out in observe.
The replace seems to be rolling out by way of a server-side swap, so putting in a brand new model of Gboard via the Play Retailer sadly will not make the brand new design magically seem for you. It is nonetheless a good suggestion to maintain your software program updated, and if you happen to’re in for some tinkering, you could possibly even attempt to sideload the newest Gboard model for Android TV on APK Mirror utilizing our official installer app.