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Google works on a better third-party keyboard for iOS


Google, the software company giant, is reportedly working on its own third-party keyboard application for iOS that would match other applications that should appeal to even the biggest Apple fans.

According to an article by The Verge, this application is set to boost the number of Google searches on iOS. The biggest Apple rival has been working on this application for months, and while some details are unclear, there’s still no further information when Google plans to release it.

Since a lot of iOS users seem to prefer Apple’s default keyboard than a third-party option, Google’s iOS keyboard has developed a visually distinct application form it’s android version. However, this shall still support gesture typing and let the software guess your intended word. The keyboard features a Google icon which users can tap on to quickly access a traditional web search, as well as buttons for picture and GIF searches, which are both powered by Google image search.

A support for third-party keyboards from Apple started since the launch of iOS 8 that resulted to Android keyboard makers such as Swype and Swiftkey. Search is where Google shows its ads, which is why the company is always looking for ways to get more people using the feature.