As Google officially began rolling out new Android 5.0 Lollipop to most of its Nexus series of smartphones and tablets, Motorola has also begun to roll out the update to its Moto X 2014 and Moto G 2014 smartphones in the US. Many of you might have the handsets which is not likely to get the latest firmware update anytime soon, maybe, in coming weeks. If you want to try the new Google Keyboard with material design of Android Lollipop on your handsets with older Android software, there is a good news for you. You can now download the Google Keyboard version 4.0.21173.1568296 on your Android phone or tablet.
In order to install this Google Keyboard on your Android smartphone/tablet, you should have at least Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above version of the software. That means, over 65% of the currently used smartphones in the market could use this apk file. Make sure that you have turned on the “install from unknown sources” options in your smartphone security settings. Download the Google Keyboard apk file from here.
One more surprise for you. Google has made its Google Messenger app as a default texting app on latest Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop. And, the company has officially launched the application in Google Play Store too. Now you can install Google Messenger app on your smartphones or tablets running Android 4.1 Jellybean or later version of the software. The layout looks very simplistic and it can lure many users to keep on using the application as their default texting app. It’s still unclear, whether Google will remove the SMS functions added to its Hangouts app or not. But, on Android Lollipop, Google Messenger is the default SMS app.