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Google’s new handwriting input tool lets you draw emojis, text on Android devices

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Google has extended its handwriting input tool to Android apps and users with the 4.0.3 version of the Android software will now be able to put text into any app by writing onto the device screens.

The new tool recognizes 82 languages and 20 distinct scripts and the interesting addition here is that you can also draw emojis, including the ugly pile of poo emoji.

A TechCrunch report notes that Google already offered the handwriting recognition tool in the Google Translate app as well as on mobile search, but this is the newest addition to all of Android.

Although with modern touch screen and swipable keyboard text input methods, how useful this handwriting input will prove to be is yet to be seen. However, Google notes that this feature will be particularly useful for many South Asian languages which have complex scripts.

The new app, which is available on Google Play store, allows both on-device and cloud-based character recognition.

Google Play: Google Handwriting Input

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