Google has released the Google Handwriting Input app. The app recognizes handwriting in 82 languages, and works with Android 4.0.3 or later versions. For handwriting recognizing, it does not require an internet connection.
Google Handwriting Input recognizes 20 different writings and 82 languages and can be used with all Android apps. Users can write regular or cursive, with fingers or stylus. In addition, the app can convert drawn emojis when the users hold down the ‘enter’ button. An Internet connection is not required, but can be used for better recognition.
Especially for the input of writings based on ideograms with many different characters, such as Chinese, handwriting would be a convenient alternative to keyboard input. Google claims combining several recognition techniques such as those from previous technologies like Translate Apps on Android and iOS, mobile search and Google Input Tools, making it smaller and faster. The app works on smartphones and tablets with Android 4.0.3 or later versions of the mobile OS.