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Get the ICS keyboard on your Android phone right now

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Get the ICS keyboard on your Android phone right now
One of the best updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the new and improved keyboard, which has far better detection and error correction than previous Android builds, and now you can get it on your non-ICS phone right now. The ICS keyboard is a huge jump forward for the Android system, and the prevailing theory is that Google folded in its newly acquired Blind Type which has greatly increased the autocorrect for the keyboard. 

Developer Johntanmi has ported the Ice Cream Sandwich to older Android phones. The app should work on most Android phones on 2.2 or higher, though there have been some incompatibilities reported, and the app is also not designed for use on tablets right now. The app is available for free in a ton of different languages: English, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, Hebrew, Spanish, Czech, French, Arabic, Danish, Slovak, Latvian, Bulgarian, Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian, Georgian and of course, Esperanto. 

However, if you want, you can also spring for a $1.99 paid version which includes all of these languages, and some extra features including: gestures, themes, user dictionary editor, and alternative layouts for QWERTY, Dvorak, AZERTY and QWERTZ. Definitely worth a look if you're still a fan of touch typing on Android. This is just the keyboard from ICS though, and does not include the new dictation features from ICS. 

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posted on 03 Jan 2012, 21:11

1. Snakingmysolid (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

I downloaded this the other day. I like the blue accents and such.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 21:19 2

2. Carlitos (Posts: 553; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

I like the Keyboard, but it looks,way to small for my motorola Atrix 4g. Idk if its because i am used into using the Motorola Multi Touch Keyboard, which has always been one of the best if not the best keyboards out there.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 00:13

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Yeah, I am cool with the keyboard on my DROID RAZR.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 02:58

7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Yeah, I prefer Motorola's multi-touch keyboard on my ATRIX 2.

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 02:10

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Super cool setup on the nexus prime...

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 03:04

5. ivanprskalo (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

I have this like month ago. It is nice, bit too loud, blue accents are very cool, it is more precise than gingerbread-one, more faster, BUT lacks many things, first of all: swipe input like SE stock keyboard has, adjustment of loudness and vibrate duration - that should be for every keyboard a must (like Smart keyboard have- imo best keyboard)

posted on 04 Jan 2012, 10:29

6. DUMASTWIN1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)

What messaging app are you using ???

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