Google Keyboard 5.1 is now rolling out in the Play Store
Back in May, Google had given a little sneak preview of Google Keyboard version 5.1 in the Android N’s (Nougat) third developer preview. The search giant has now gone ahead and introduced the new Google Keyboard 5.1 app alongside Android N’s third preview release. Google Keyboard 5.1 is rolling out across the Play store for all devices now.
The updated Keyboard 5.1 app has one of the better new features of Android N and comes with a range of new coloured themes and more emojis and ever, plus the ability to add your own typing background images. It will also find the key boarder toggle, which gives keys a bit of extra visibility when you type. The new version also includes Unicode 9 emoji with selectable skin tone, which will only work on Android N and not older versions of Google’s mobile OS.
Note that this is a staggered roll-out, so if you haven’t received the newest version yet, you will need to check again later. However, fortunately, you can download Android N today.
You can also download the new version of Google Keyboard from Google Play.