The stock Google Keyboard is now an official Android app that can be installed for free through Google Play. This is the same keyboard that was introduced with Jelly Bean (Android 4.2), that includes Gesture typing, a way to swipe from letter-to-letter to spell out words. It should also actively predict words on-screen as you gesture between letters, making this one of the smartest keyboards you’ll use. After spending tons of time with it on my Nexus 4 over the last few months, I can tell you that this new 4.2 keyboard has been one of my favorites to use. This is a great day for keyboard enthusiasts. (more…)
Sorry for the second Fleksy keyboard post in as many hours, but we were sort of blown away by some of the advanced controls that are included with this keyboard, most notably the option to go full-screen hidden keyboard. Yes, that sounds as awesome and confusing as one might think. Watch the video and see.
Third party keyboards are very popular on Android and with the number of choices available through Google Play and even the ones that come pre-installed on devices, that fact is easy to see. The newest board to catch our eye is Fleksy, a keyboard that relies heavily on predictions and autocorrections. (more…)
This morning we awoke to the pleasant surprise of seeing the Swype keyboard gracing Google Play. For those who have been around here for a while, you will know Swype as the original swipe-based keyboard that allows you to drag your finger from key to key, to create words and turn anyone into a speed texting machine. (more…)
When your keyboard pops up on your device as you tap inside of a text box, do you ever get frustrated over the fact that it covers up precious real estate or hides objects that you would rather see? You are not alone. A new keyboard, which is hoping to see funds through an IndieGogo campaign, is attempting to fix this problem. It’s called Minuum. (more…)
Swiftkey released a new version of Swiftkey Flow beta this morning as build 184.108.40.206. Be sure to grab this, as it includes a number of changes and even more bug fixes.
In this latest version, predictions and Flow happen in most places outside of email fields, password boxes, or other semi-secure spots. Corrects are made easier with a tap on incorrect words, there are new languages, and the typing style is no inferred.
Jump below to download the new versions. (more…)
The Samsung SCH-i425, or better known as the Godiva, appeared in its first set of pictures this morning. The device, which some were expecting to be the next in the Stratosphere line since the model number matched up to previous Strato models, may not be all that similar after all. Notice anything missing from the phone? Yep, that would be a physical slideout keyboard.
Other than the missing keyboard, we should be looking at a HD (720p) display, NFC sensor inside the back cover, and an Android version of 4.1.2. It’ll likely be an ultra-affordable 4G LTE device for those not willing to pony up $200+ for the latest and greatest Android device.
No official word from Verizon on name or release date, but if it’s in the wild like this, it may not be far off. Plus, Big Red has yet to announce anything for Q1, so we should be hearing and seeing something very soon. (more…)