HTC's default keyboard now available from the Google Play Store

Instead of pushing out updates for core apps mixed in firmware updates, the latest trick by manufacturers is to publish these apps in the Google Play Store. By doing this, any changes made to the app can be downloaded by users quickly, instead of having to wait for a carrier update. Motorola has used this quite effectively, with Sony right behind.

Now, HTC is joining the club with the HTC Sense Input app, now available in the Google Play Store. The default keyboard for HTC devices now includes support for Google Extract View in landscape mode, offers .ru/.ro/.nl on Russian/Romanian/Dutch URL keyboard, supports handwriting manual submit mode and more. The QWERTY learns from your typing abilities, allowing you to type faster with fewer mistakes. It also allows you to use the Swype-style Trace feature, allowing you to type with one hand.

Besides working on the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7), the app will also play nicely with HTC Desire models. The app, however, is not compatible with Google Play edition models. Those with newer HTC handsets should see the update to their default keyboard as soon as today. If not, head over to My Apps on the Google Play Store to grab the update.

source: HTCSenseInput via AndroidAuthority



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Update the os itself like this ftw.

2. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

good idea!

3. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Hermagherd... Sernse kerberd! Seriously though, the Sense keyboard was my favorite keyboard in Android. I hated the keyboard when I got the Note 3. Wonder if it can be ported to other devices cuz I'd be all over it.

4. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I was thinking the same thing about my Motorola Droid Razr M and Moto X. The stock keyboard on those just didn't have the feel I wanted or the accuracy wasn't that great. Right now Sense Input is my primary with Swiftkey being secondary software keyboard. I also use Hacker's keyboard and Google Keyboard.

5. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Xperia keyboard is the best. It is nice they are putting their apps on the store. I wanna try Samsung keyboard.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I do like Xperia's keyboard. However, I still don't like the way how it was correcting my words. Therefore, I am using the Android L keyboard and so far I am loving it :D Plain and simply is what I want from a keyboard.

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