Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard brings native themes

Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard brings native themes
The guys at Android Central were able to load up their Google Nexus S with Ice Cream Sandwich. By doing this, they are able to reveal that the virtual keyboard on Android 4.0 will have native themeing. There is a keyboard theme engine and 6 themes, nothing dramatic. All this leads up to the possibility of third party keyboard themes becoming available in the Android Market.

The first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored Android smartphone, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is now expected to launch on November 21st which means we should start hearing more about the new stock QWERTY soon. You can take a look at some screenshots of the new keyboards below and let us know what you think by dropping a comment in the box below In order they are called Basic Theme, Basic High Contrast, Gingerbread, ICS, Stone Bold and Stone Normal.

source: AndroidCentral



1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

awesome I like this a lot.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I want to see a glowy Tron theme keyboard. I know I'm shamelessly earning geek points, but that's what I want.

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I bet there would be more on the market. In terms of the OS Personalize stuff, nothing beats android.

15. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

i can't agree. For you Symbian may be dead, but it's more flexible. And themes have been there from the same beginning.

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

ive seen a tron themes skin for go keyboard or maybe it was better keyboard,er one or two of the many keyboard apps on the android market have a tron version,and yes they looked really cool!

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I have a thumb keyboard on my tablet that is tron themed.. love it. :)

4. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

that would be sickness

5. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i can dig it. power to the developers.

6. 1701nino unregistered

ios has the best keyboard.;)

9. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

yeah, for people who like ios keyboards, ha!

12. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I have a 4.1" screen on my Triumph and I still make more typos on this android device than on my iPod touch 4G. If I have both devices with me, I typically reach for the itouch since it is more responsive when typing on messageboards.

16. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

There's no such thing as a "4G" iPod Touch... Smh

7. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

We are talking about keyboard themes not the best keyboard.

8. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

read this online a few times and dyin to replace my eris with the beast that is the Galaxy Nexus. no more waiting 6 months for a firmware update that was promised to be soon after i bought the device. then eol'd fml. nice themes

10. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The small reasons why I love android. Just imagine the possibilities. Not just TRON style but bubble, crayon, full screen, see through keyboard. I'll be the nerd who changes out his keyboard every week!

11. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Why so much thumbing down on non offensive comments?

14. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

deep down inside you know why~

13. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Why themes otpion came so late when on the others systems it's something obvious?

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