Keyboard from DROID X will work on all Android 2.1 phones

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Keyboard from DROID X will work on all Android 2.1 phones
The virtual QWERTY keyboard on the Motorola DROID X has already garnered rave reviews. Right now, it is the only keyboard with multi-touch capabilities that will allow you to hold a button down and press on another key. That can come in handy when you are using the "Shift" key. Some developers have been playing around with the internals of the upcoming handset and now the virtual keyboard is available for any Android 2.1 model to download. The only caveat is that haptic feedback will not work yet, but how many of you like to feel that click or buzz every time you hit a key? You can install the virtual QWERTY to your non-rooted 2.1 device by downloading the .apk file from 4shared, MEGAUPLOAD or xda-developers forum. After you have installed the software, go to Settings > Language & Keybooard, check the "Multi-touch Keyboard" option. To type text in, long press the text box and select the "Multi-touch keyboard". We have heard that while the keyboard can be ported over to a Froyo packin' Android, there seems to be a force close issue with Android 2.2.

source: AndroidPolice, Droid-Life

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12 Comments

1. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

:-|

12. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

:-]

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'll have to try it once my 2.1 update comes in for my Cliq XT... I'll go download the apk right now just in case it vanishes before the update comes.

3. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Now would this void my warranty if i installed it on my droid?

5. kjh267

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

No this isn't apple were talking about

7. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Lmao thanks. Just wanted to be sure

4. matt_android

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Hmm... Doesn't seem completely revolutionary, particularly because I have a physical keyboard that I use for EVERYTHING on my Droid.

6. tlang1064

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

Swype is better anyway

8. caboarder

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 26, 2010

My biggest issue with on screen keyboards have been the separation between touches needed to type. I always use my physical keyboard on my Droid even over Swype. After just a few minutes with this keyboard I am sold. I have had Swype for a couple weeks but still have issues with the correct word coming up (mostly does a good job, was my primary soft keyboard till now). Hopefully by the time we get 2.2 in July they will have a fix for Froyo.

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I agree, if i'm typing a message longer than "hey what's up" I use my physical keyboard, but with this on-screen keyboard I am easily able to type lengthy messages without getting frusterated. I've decided to use only my on-screen keyboard from now until the Droid X comes out just to get used to it, and so far i'm loving it.

9. christian//&&

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2010

I loaded it on my motorola droid, and I'm loving it the, although desighn could use some tweaking, & I'm not to crazy about the red highlight color, but over all its the best on screen keyboard I've used

11. warrinm

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 27, 2010

Took three times to download, installed on Desire 2.1. Keyboard quite average compared to htc original keyboard and very average compared to swype. Multi-touch works ok on keyboard but has now stopped working on web browser and photo viewer. Installed, reverted back to beta swype..........

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