Gboard teardown hints at clipboard manager and floating mode in the works

August 18th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

The beta for Google’s keyboard Gboard v7.5 is now out and it comes with a host of useful features, or at least hints of them. Chief among those is what effectively is a clipboard manager where you’d be able to see a list of things you’ve recently copied.

Other implied functionality includes a floating mode, which will allow you to see more of the screen and won’t cover up the area that isn’t actively used for keys – the thing that happens with the current one-handed mode.

A new search-as-you-type feature is in development too – the G in top left will light up when the app has found…

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