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Keyboard from DROID X will work on all Android 2.1 phones

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Keyboard from DROID X will work on all Android 2.1 phones
The virtual QWERTY keyboard on the Motorola DROID X has already garnered rave reviews. Right now, it is the only keyboard with multi-touch capabilities that will allow you to hold a button down and press on another key. That can come in handy when you are using the "Shift" key. Some developers have been playing around with the internals of the upcoming handset and now the virtual keyboard is available for any Android 2.1 model to download. The only caveat is that haptic feedback will not work yet, but how many of you like to feel that click or buzz every time you hit a key? You can install the virtual QWERTY to your non-rooted 2.1 device by downloading the .apk file from 4shared, MEGAUPLOAD or xda-developers forum. After you have installed the software, go to Settings > Language & Keybooard, check the "Multi-touch Keyboard" option. To type text in, long press the text box and select the "Multi-touch keyboard". We have heard that while the keyboard can be ported over to a Froyo packin' Android, there seems to be a force close issue with Android 2.2.

source: AndroidPolice, Droid-Life

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. tlang1064 (Posts: 47; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


:-|

posted on 28 Jun 2010, 05:43

12. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)


:-]

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 01:58

2. Doakie (Posts: 1101; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I'll have to try it once my 2.1 update comes in for my Cliq XT... I'll go download the apk right now just in case it vanishes before the update comes.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 07:13

3. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Now would this void my warranty if i installed it on my droid?

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 09:08

5. kjh267 (Posts: 25; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


No this isn't apple were talking about

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 13:50

7. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Lmao thanks. Just wanted to be sure

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 08:19

4. matt_android (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Jun 2010)


Hmm... Doesn't seem completely revolutionary, particularly because I have a physical keyboard that I use for EVERYTHING on my Droid.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 10:28

6. tlang1064 (Posts: 47; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


Swype is better anyway

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 14:11

8. caboarder (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jun 2010)


My biggest issue with on screen keyboards have been the separation between touches needed to type. I always use my physical keyboard on my Droid even over Swype. After just a few minutes with this keyboard I am sold. I have had Swype for a couple weeks but still have issues with the correct word coming up (mostly does a good job, was my primary soft keyboard till now). Hopefully by the time we get 2.2 in July they will have a fix for Froyo.

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 10:02

10. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


I agree, if i'm typing a message longer than "hey what's up" I use my physical keyboard, but with this on-screen keyboard I am easily able to type lengthy messages without getting frusterated. I've decided to use only my on-screen keyboard from now until the Droid X comes out just to get used to it, and so far i'm loving it.

posted on 26 Jun 2010, 17:55

9. christian//&& (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2010)


I loaded it on my motorola droid, and I'm loving it the, although desighn could use some tweaking, & I'm not to crazy about the red highlight color, but over all its the best on screen keyboard I've used

posted on 27 Jun 2010, 16:42

11. warrinm (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jun 2010)


Took three times to download, installed on Desire 2.1. Keyboard quite average compared to htc original keyboard and very average compared to swype. Multi-touch works ok on keyboard but has now stopped working on web browser and photo viewer. Installed, reverted back to beta swype..........

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