Available for installation on all devices running Android 4.0 and above, the release serves a number of purposes. First of all it gives a way for Google to easily update the keyboard component of devices without needing a full ROM as was required previously, secondly it allows Google to offer the stock keyboard experience to devices that wouldn't normally include it (such as the HTC One or Galaxy S4) and most importantly it continues to expand the number of core Android experiences that are now on the Play Store. Oh and it provides another good reason to have the Google suite on your device rather than, say Amazon's offering...
Now that keyboard is available for download, the component i'd really love to see online is People. There's plenty more still to offer besides that though - launcher, calculator, desk clock, news and weather... any bets on what's coming next? Heck, maybe we'll even see Google Car Home make a comeback.
Hit the Play Store to download the Google Keyboard.
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