LG G3's Smart Keyboard ported for rooted Android devices, courtesy of XDA

LG G3's Smart Keyboard ported for rooted Android devices, courtesy of XDA
Shy of a week ago, LG unveiled and wooed us with the G3, which is arguably among the hottest smartphones money can't buy you just yet (if you live outside South Korea, that is). Apart from the curious new features, such as the super high-res Quad HD display and the fast laser auto-focus, the G3's keyboard was one of the several key features that were emphasized upon during the announcement of LG's new forerunner.

Dubbed Smart Keyboard, it comes with improved contextual recognition, which reportedly decreases the margin for input errors by 75%, and a fair amount of customization, which enables owners of the G3 to change its on-screen height and bind symbols to buttons. Although most of the keyboard's features are not unique, it's always good to see that a manufacturer is trying to treat its users to the best possible experience.

Although the G3 is not yet available on a global scale, Smart Keyboard already is. You got that right, XDA has once again come into play, as LG's fancy new keyboard has been extracted from the G3's ROM and is now available for all rooted Android devices that are running KitKat 4.4 or a higher version. Note that if you are using an LG G2, your old keyboard will be overwritten, so if you don't want to lose it, better back it up.

Head to the source link if you want treat yourself to LG's latest and (arguably) greatest Android keyboard. From our brief hands-on time with Smart Keyboard, we can say that it definitely does not lag behind its popular 3rd party competitors and even outperforms most of them in certain aspects.


source: XDA via IBTimes

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  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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