Gboard, a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for native Android and iOS devices, in its latest beta is apparently faster and includes support for handwriting. This is the latest science and technology news.
Gboard has been steadily increasing its features and support with each update, and the latest beta continues that trend by introducing word prediction and spelling correction for handwriting input, as well as a layout for handwriting in Tibetan, Android Police recently reported.
With the new beta, handwriting input in English language will now support spelling corrections, as well as next-word predictions.
Any improvements to latency and start up-time are a boon, and adding more features for tablet users is a promising sign of things to come.
In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events – internal as well as external – digital-only till July 2021.
According to a report in The Verge on Tuesday, the online-only focus is now extending to far more events over the next year.
“In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, Microsoft has been closely monitoring the developing global situation and re-assessing the overall company-wide in-person event strategy,” the report said, quoting an an internal Microsoft email sent to most valuable professionals (MVPs).
“As a company, Microsoft has made the decision to transition all external and internal events to a digital-first experience through July 2021,” it read.
Microsoft has already announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format.
‘Ignite’ is Microsoft’s conference for IT professionals and developers.
Microsoft earlier cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person, scheduled to take place in the US from May 19-21.