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You can now install the simplified version of Google’s keyboard with the GBoard Lite APK linked ahead. The main purpose of this GBoard app is to provide users having low spec devices an enjoyable keyboard experience. Over the past years, the brand has started to release many system parts from the stock Android source code as apps so users who get their devices shipped with other OEM apps can download them and use them. Same is the case with the keyboard, GBoard Lite provides the same keyboard experience as you get on a latest Pixel device but adapted for lower end hardware. APKMirror got a hold of this app and after modifying the build.prop, they have repackaged it and uploaded it for every device to use, regardless of the specs. Read ahead to find out how you can download and install GBoard Lite APK on your Android phone.

Even though the app has been designed to target devices with low RAM, this becomes a great utility for performance enthusiasts. In tests, it uses 30-40% less RAM when compared with the full app. To achieve this, there is no emoji search and only works with Android 8.1 and above.

Gboard Go / Gboard Lite

Download Google GBoard Lite APK

Here is the download link to the patched GBoard Lite APK:

File: Google GBoard Lite.apk
Size: 15.2MB

The procedure of installation is quite simple. However, if you want a detailed step-by-step guide, we have mentioned it below.

How to Install Google GBoard Lite

Step 1 – Download Google GBoard Lite APK:

File: Google GBoard Lite.apk
Size: 15.2MB

Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.

Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, read our dedicated guide: Enable “Unknown Sources” Option in Android.

Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. Once installed, just go to your input methods settings and select GBoard Lite / GBoard Go as your keyboard of choice.

That’s it! You now have Google GBoard Lite installed on your device.

If these instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device.

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