Google releases stock Android keyboard into Play Store, gesture typing now 4.0+
posted by Michael H. / Jun 05, 2013, 6:31 PM
The Google Keyboard brings all of the features you would expect including 26 language dictionaries, autocomplete, next-word suggestions, gesture typing, voice dictation, and advanced keyboard layouts. There is emoji support, but it's a bit wonky because you need to type the word (like "smile") then choose the emoji from the suggestions. The app will also scale to run on any device, phone or tablet. As we said before, you'll need Android 4.0+, but at least you don't need to wait on Android 4.2 to get gesture typing.
If you want to give it a try, the Google Keyboard is available for free in the Google Play Store.
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I wish it had the top row of number keys like the Samsung GS4 keyboard. The gs4 keyboard, though doesn't auto correct. That's even worse. I got the JellyBean keyboard out of the Play store to fix both problems. Though I had to pay a few bucks to get the PRO version that allows the top row of numbers. Awesome keyboard.
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:13 PM 0
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I've been using the one in the GP store that's free ever since it came out. There's no difference except the vibration isn't as strong on the Google keyboard as it is on the other app and the spacebar always shows the language you're using. Google got a 5 star rating from me.
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:19 PM 4
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One great move on their part. Only root users got to enjoy this kind of suff in the past.
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:21 PM 7
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"or if you don't like HTC's keyboard, you can now get the stock Android keyboard." After using a Rezound and whatever that abomination of a gesture keyboard HTC had.....I would like to thank Google for this. I hope in the near future we start seeing custom UI's as add ons in the Play Store...
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:30 PM 2
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Not available worldwide!!
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:31 PM 0
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But if its not available worldwide, there is one called "Jelly Bean Keyboard" or "Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard" both by JohnTanmi which is the one they were talking about above. No worries. Like @ PapaSmurf said above, the only difference is that the tactile vibration isn't as strong as the google keyboard.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 2:02 PM 0
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"What about the ™ ® © symbols" ®
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 7:32 PM 0
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Even though I'm sure you don't even have the app, I checked and they are actually included.
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 8:12 PM 0
Just downloaded it got rid of my SONY XPERIA keyboard. works flawless
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 8:03 PM 1
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i just so happened to find this while i was getting all the Google apps i needed for my DNA and i was happy to find it because i'm not a big fan of the Sense 4+ keyboard. i can't wait for Moonshine S-Off to finally be released because as soon as it does this baby is getting unlocked and Sense 5 is getting flashed.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 12:45 AM 0
Gingerbread is still the most widespread Android version, but... Even the simplest I have ever seen notebook app Google Keep is for Android 4.0+
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 4:29 AM 0
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