As clunky as the user interface is, one of the joys of using LG’s software atop Android is the fact that you can adjust the height of your keyboard. Feel like going two-handed? Make it short. One-handed day? Make it tall. You just had to use an LG phone to get this magic out of the box.
But you aren’t limited anymore as Google Keyboard has made the big change in providing five height options in the settings menu for the keyboard. It’s not as convenient as dragging the top edge of the keyboard to whatever height you’d like, but it’s a start and it’s nice to see it included in a full point update to version 5.0.
Since pretty much all Android phones come with Google’s “stock” keyboard, you can just opt for it in the settings and tinker around a bit once you have the update ready.
Update: Additional features included one-tap access to dedicated emoji and number pads, a one-handed mode and the inclusion of long-pressing for hinted symbols. What do you think? Overdue features or is Google right to keep its pace?