Google’s Search-Centric Keyboard For iPhone
Google is working on New project “Search Centric keyboard for iOS devices such as iPhones & iPads according to Theverge news. The design of the Google keyboard for iOS will be different from their traditional keyboard for Android. There’s no room for voice search functionality on the iOS counterpart. Google’s new keyboard is reported to go well beyond the basic typing function to provide search capabilities as well.
According to theverge news Special search icon, users can do a direct Google search right within their Messages app (or any other app that uses the keyboard). This search extends to image and GIF search, which Newton assumes will be powered
by Google’s own Image search, and not a third party like Giphy. Search is Google’s most lucrative and important business.
With the introduction of mobile, Apple has become an intermediary between the user and the search results. In Safari, for
example, Google can’t track your web usage the same way they can when you use Chrome on a desktop. Plus, users of iOS have the option to choose which search engine they’d like to use, with options for Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and DuckDuckGo.
Apple has allowed third-party keyboards in its mobile operating system since 2014, when it introduced iOS 8. These often offer functionality that is lacking in the stock iOS keyboard, such as the ability to type by dragging your finger between
letters — first deployed by Swype.