Android 4.2 gesture keyboard APK leaks out
posted by Michael H. / Oct 31, 2012, 2:51 PM
It doesn't look final for a couple reasons: first, the word display isn't the same as was shown in the demo of it (embedded below), and also, Google has already tried pulling down links to the APK. Still, it's almost impossible to completely delete something from the Internet, so the links are still around.
There are two options: an easy to install APK, which won't work on a stock Android device (aka Nexus), but it will work if you're using a custom ROM like CyanogenMod or AOKP, or a device with a manufacturer overlay like a Galaxy S III, HTC One X, etc. The other option is a ZIP file for those of you on a rooted stock Android device, which can be flashed via ClockworkMod Recovery.
Remember, if you flash the ZIP, it will replace the stock app, so it's a good idea to make backups before flashing.
We've tried it out, and it does work pretty well. It takes a bit of getting used to because of the word prediction overlay, though. It's just odd to have words flashing at you as you're thinking of how to swipe to get the word you want. That option can be turned off in the settings menu if it gets to be too much.
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How about, Android 4.2 leaks out all together?
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 3:00 PM 7
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woohoo! yaahaa! I am getting me one :) And dont worry android 4.2 doesn't need to leak...google will release the codes anyway and the awesome android modders will have 4.2 roms for almost every device out there...so you're good to go so chill :)
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 3:06 PM 0
Just tried it out and it's awesome! :D Shame swiping works only in English - but I'm sure that it'l be updated. :)
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 3:23 PM 0
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RIM may well have to launch a. Lawsuit on this,especially since it also uses the flow fature. The BB10 keyboard is multilingual,allowing the use of several languages in the same sentence. Ill have to see these new keyboards upon release but I won't be giving up my physical qwerty keyboard lightly.
posted on Oct 31, 2012, 4:27 PM 0
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