Over the past 24 hours, users have started to notice a strange problem with Google's Gboard keyboard on Android, and it's essentially sliding.
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More threads on Reddit over the past few days have seen users note that Gboard's slider feature appears. Glide writing, if you're not familiar, Google's take on the popular snipe writing method that has created many third-party Android keyboards over the years. It's certainly a practical feature and therefore it's frustrating when it's not working properly.
Update: Google has responded to the situation with the following statement:
We're aware of an error that affects glide typing accuracy in Gboard. We are working on a solution; Meanwhile, force Gboard or reboot of your phone can provide a temporary solution.
Update No. 2: Google has updated its statement, saying that restart of your smartphone or the power that stops the Gboard app solves this problem permanently. .
User notes that slip to write themselves still work, but the results it brings up are often different from what was meant. There is no specific pattern for this, but it makes it virtually impossible to print a message at first attempt. On the 9to5Google team, I'm the only one who has personally tagged this error, and it has been on a Galaxy Note 9 in my case. This seems to be an error affecting more devices, although there are many cases on Pixel 2 / XL.
It's unclear what causes this, but it seems like some kind of server-side error and it does not seem to be related to the battery-saving bug that appeared yesterday. Hopefully Google will roll out a real ASAP solution.
In the meantime, there are a few methods that seem to solve the problem if your device is affected. For one, you can only force to stop the Gboard app through your settings. Alternatively, you should solve the problem, at least temporarily, by clearing the app's cache or even a simple restart of your phone. To me, the Gboard app opens and sweeps it from newer, seems to have done the art.
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