Google Keyboard update brings support for additional languages, spoken emojis and more

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Google has started rolling out a minor update to Google Keyboard adding support for more languages and laying down the framework to bring spoken emojis to it down the line.

The update adds support for five new languages including Indian English, Latin American Spanish and Swiss Italian. The voice input button has also been moved to the suggestions row, as first seen on the Android L keyboard.

The update also adds support for a limited number for spoken emojis (mainly :-), : -P and :-() but an APK teardown by Android Police reveals that strings for other have been added as well and should be enabled sometime soon.

As always, the update is rolling out in stages but you can always manually sideload the APK by manually downloading it from here.