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Install the Gingerbread QWERTY onto your Android 2.2 or 2.1 device

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Install the Gingerbread QWERTY onto your Android 2.2 or 2.1 device
There is no denying that the Android 2.3 upgrade is not going to make major changes to your Froyo powered handset. But one place where Gingerbread will be making its mark will be with the new keyboard that Google has developed for the upgrade. The good news is that thanks to the guys at Xda-developers, you can download the QWERTY on your handset even if it is not rooted. All you need is a  phone running Android 2.2 or 2.1 to use the multi-touch Gingerbread keyboard.

Click on the source link from your phone's browser(make sure you are on Wi-Fi if possible) and select either Android 2,2 or 2.1. Download the new software and then change the settings to the Gingerbread keyboard and you're finished. Thanks to some new shortcuts for spelling corrections and punctuations, you should find the new QWERTY to run faster and more smoothly than the current Android keyboard.

source: Xda-developers via DroidLife

Thanks to some new short cuts, the keyboard for Android 2.3 is faster than the prior version
Thanks to some new short cuts, the keyboard for Android 2.3 is faster than the prior version

Thanks to some new short cuts, the keyboard for Android 2.3 is faster than the prior version





                                                                                                                                  

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posted on 19 Dec 2010, 14:09

1. Exile SS (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


The keyboard pops up just fine, but force closes every single time i try to type anything. Using MyTouch 4G unrooted 2.2..... This was one of the major things i like about Gingerbread too. Oh Well

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 16:59

3. Galen20K (Posts: 515; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


same,,

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 16:50

2. Mondo (unregistered)


keyboard installed but is very small (tiny) and unusable on my unrooted Droid2 2.2...sigh

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 17:03

4. networkdood (Posts: 6273; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You must have the wrong DROID phone - my cappy runs this keyboard just fine - are you all amateurs at flashing ROMs....please read up at XDA vefore you damage your phone.

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 17:53

7. irrelevant (unregistered)


you don't need to root on this, just press the dowwnload button lol. But anyways, this keyboard is crazy silky smooth on my galaxy s, im lovin it so far

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 23:08

12. seenu (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


where can i dowload? plz can you help me for my galaxy s

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 17:04

5. networkdood (Posts: 6273; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


before....lol

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 17:31

6. brent954 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


Just placed it on my G2 an it works just fine!

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 18:37

8. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Works great on my 2.2 Captivate

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 20:37

9. indybrent (unregistered)


Works great on Evolution 2.2......lovin' it!

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 22:19

10. Alv01 (unregistered)


Works really great in X10 Mini thanks for the hard work this guys are doing will love sony ericson could work as fast as this guys !

posted on 19 Dec 2010, 22:20

11. Alv01 (unregistered)


Works really great in X10 Mini, thanks for the hard work this guys are doing, will love sony ericson could work as fast as this guys !

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 00:30

13. ben (unregistered)


amazing keyboard :D:D:D
htc desire 2.2 unrooted.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 02:45

14. srikanth (unregistered)


Force close on my Htc Wildfire.
can some 1 help regarding this .. plss

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 03:30

15. cw0974 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


The keyboard is really small. It is definitely smaller than the stock keyboard.
Anyone else having this issue? Im on the droid X by the way.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 06:46

16. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


a super tiny keyboard?
yes its being reported xda guys are on it

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 12:08

17. cw0974 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


it's not tiny. but it's definitely shorter than the stock. i've been reading that it is supposed to be that way. Mine isn't as bad as some droid 2 users saying that they can't even read the keys. Mine's not that small.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 00:47

18. Tacoboi (unregistered)


I like it so far! Seems like I screw up a lot less!

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 15:22

19. mez2010 (unregistered)


Works great on my samsung mezmerize (aka fascinate) ! Its so much smoother than the standard 2.1 keyboard!

posted on 23 Dec 2010, 10:21

20. PeteHTCDHD (unregistered)


Installed it loads of times on my Desire HD, and the results are the same....a forced close whenever i touch a key, the only ones that work are the punctations. It even does it on the Android keyboard i found online and installed. I've searched around the net, and no one seems to have a fix or know what the problem is. A bit crap really...

posted on 25 Dec 2010, 23:16

21. SamsungUser1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


can you put it on a motorola backflip 2.1?

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