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Gboard Beta debuts its split keyboard to improve typing on foldable devices

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With the arrival of folding devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold3, the keyboard gboard It has had a significant usability problem in those devices that were folded like a book, since the large size of the unfolded screen did not allow comfortable writing with both hands.

Last March it was leaked that Google was working on a split keyboard for foldables, a design that has now finally started to reach early adopters via Google. Gboard Betathe development version of its popular keyboard.

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Split keyboard in Gboard

The absence of this split keyboard mode in Gboard caused most users of a folding device not to change the default keyboard of the manufacturer, which did implement the split keyboard as Samsung Keyboard.

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With Gboard Beta Finally, the divided keyboard has arrived for this type of device that, when unfolded, becomes a tablet, which now allows us to write with the thumbs of the hand without having to release the device.

Gboard Split Keyboard

Users who have a foldable device will receive the split keyboard for the next few days or weeks. This new design can be activated from Gboard’s own top toolbar, where we will see a divided keyboard icon. It can also be activated from the keyboard settings, where it informs that some of the keys can be duplicated as we see in the previous screenshot, where the ‘G’ and ‘V’ keys appear duplicated.

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Via | 9to5Google

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