After a recent Android update, about a month ago, "gboard", the built-in Google keyboard on my Nexus started crashing. This made the phone completely unusable, of course. With some effort, I managed to install an alternate keyboard -- Swiftkey -- and this made most of the gboard crashing go away.
But not all of it. Every hour or so, I still get an "Unfortunately, gboard has stopped" dialog box that locks my phone until I ack it. This is rather problematic if I'm using the phone for something else, and (for example) will cause my alarm clock app to not go off.
How do I stop the "Unfortunately, gboard has stopped" dialog from ever happening again, short of a factory reset?
Can I reinstall or uninstall gboard? How? Can I surpress the error dialogs? Is there some other solution to this?
(Note: "wait for some update to fix the problem" is not an answer; I have no reason to believe that this is a general enough issue that Google will ever fix it)