Thursday, May 12, 2016

GBoard Review: Too Much Mistyping for Me

I downloaded the initial version of GBoard today for iOS and was looking forward to using it. Unfortunately, I had to stop after a minute because it kept misregistering characters I was typing, and I don't have that problem with the iOS built-in keyboard.

At first I thought this was due to the layout being different, but it isn't. Here's a screenshot to compare GBoard with the iOS keyboard:

(Difference provided by Resemble.js.)

My thought now is that GBoard must not register keys in the same way that iOS's keyboard does, leading to a lot of mistyped characters for me, and this might be due to having a different text size setting in iOS.

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