From Google Editions of the most popular Android phones, to making core apps update-ready, Google has been fleshing out its brand muscle in everything that it does. The most recent step in their conquest of a new dominion? Releasing the fantastic (default) Android keyboard on the Play Store, calling it “Google Keyboard”. It has everything that a clean slate version of Android 4.2 would have: gesture typing, voice dictation, autocompletion, and support for both phones and tablets — all for the price of free.
The lowest version of Android required to download it is 4.0; there are going to be a ton of users upgrading to this app.