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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1. MarioG

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

LG, Apple will be waiting for you in the court...

2. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Are you saying the fruit company started the smart keyboard feature?

3. MarioG

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I'm saying that Apple is going to find rhis keyboard "so" similar to their that they're going to try to steal some of LG's money as they did with Samsung.

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

You're right. Both keyboards have all the letters of the alphabet.

6. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

AND both keyboards are placed towards the bottom of the screen. There's gotta been some money in that

5. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I don't really see much of a resemblance... Apple's has letters always CAP, with no secondary characters. Color? My Xperia keyboard set to white theme looks way more similar to Apple's than this. (Thats why I liked the dark or mixed theme, though now I use Google Keyboard)

7. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

best keyboard EVER, props to LG

8. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I would love to have the LG G3 rom on my G2.

9. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

I'm hoping Safestrap will support it.

10. spring2784

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

G3 ROM is available for G2. Google CloudyG3 get it through XDA profit.

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