With GBoard installed, when you select to enter text by voice, the app goes into an "Initializing" fugue state, and does not recover. There are a number of "fixes" offered over at the subreddit. Every member that posts a fix eventually comes back to say "it doesn’t work" over time – so I won’t go into them here.
Has anyone here remedied this issue in a way that works for more than an day? It appears that this is simply bad code from Google and we probably need to wait for a real fix.
In the meantime, I am using Samsung’s voice to text which is actually very accurate – and very fast. But, the swipe text entry of GBoard is sorely missed.