Google's Gboard keyboard app updated with handwriting support, fast delete feature, and more

Google’s popular Gboard virtual keyboard app has been updated for Android. The latest patch brings a bunch of neat functionalities, the most notable being support for handwriting.
If you’d like to give handwriting a try, simply tap on “Language Settings” (you access it with a long press on the spacebar), select your desired language, and then choose handwriting as alayout. This functionality will be most useful for alphabets and writing systems that feature thousands of symbols and characters, but the layout is available for all supported languages.
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Microsoft's SwiftKey gains support for Chinese handwriting and new languages on Android

Acquired by Microsoft last year, SwiftKey continues to improve its apps on both Android and iOS platforms. The last update we reported about dates from one month ago and brought GIF search support and new languages.

Today, developers have pushed another update aimed at Android users. Unlike the previous update, the new one doesn’t necessarily brings any new features, but it definitely adds several tweaks and improvements.

The most important new feature is the addition of Chinese handwriting support, which will allow a large mass of users to use handwriting …

Google's Handwriting Input app now available for smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0

For those who send a lot of texts and messages from their Android Wear 2.0 powered smartwatch, Google’s Handwriting Input app should make it easier to respond to messages and email. Starting today, the Handwriting Input app can be installed from the Google Play Store for smartwatches powered by Android Wear 2.0. And even if your wearable comes out of the box with Android Wear 2.0 running the show, like the LG Watch Style and LG Watch Sport, you are still going to have to install the app from the Play Store. For some reason, the version of the Handwriting Input app that comes pre-loaded with either …