Poll results: Which Android keyboard are you using?
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 14, 2014, 7:23 AM
There are a lot of great Android keyboard choices at the Play Store, in case you don't like your stock one, as the ability to change the stock on-screen keyboard that comes with your phone, for a better one made by a third-party developer, is a big part of Android's open experience. That is why we asked you last week which of the many stock or third-party Android keyboard choices are you using on your phone or tablet.
our roundup of the greatest Android keyboards for a reason, and it seems that most of those who responded, agree that it can hardly get any better now that it comes for free. The second most popular answer is that almost 30% of the respondents are completely satisfied with whatever keyboard comes with their device out of the box, and who can blame them, considering that Android overlays are getting more sophisticated by the day, offering gesture-typing and text prediction with their default keyboards, while Google's own Android keyboard is greatly, too, especially the edition that comes with the newest Android L project. In fact, we suspect that the checkmark "Other," which took the third place with more than 10% of respondents, mostly went to the Android L keyboard, which had an easy way to be installed until recently, before Google took it down from the Play Store.Out of close to 2000 respondents, more than 40% are using just one keyboard, and it is the resident Editor's Choice at the Play Store - SwiftKey. We've put SwiftKey first in
Out of all other third party keyboards, besides SwiftKey, it was Swype and TouchPal that took a notable share, and it's easy to see why, considering how pretty and versatile those two entrants are. For now, it seems that unorthodox keyboard arrangements, like those of Fleksy or Minuum, have too steep of a learning curve for most users to bother with as a daily driver.
Which Android keyboard are you using?
I'm using whatever comes with my phone, custom ROM or launcher
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Im currently using the un official android "L" keyboard and im liking it..its so neat and responsive.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 7:38 AM 2
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why isnt Android L's keyboard is not in this list
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 7:39 AM 3
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Just out of curiosity, seems like a good place to ask this, I'm starting to stick with the default apps that came with my non-rooted Motorola Razr Maxx HD, including the launcher and keyboard, to keep from lagging as much. My logic is the default software is normally running in the background anyway, third-party apps are just taking up more memory making it run slower. Am I being too paranoid, or does anyone else experience more lag with third-party apps?
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 8:16 AM 0
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No. 3rd party apps that you describe should have no impact. I mostly used 3rd party apps on my old Galaxy s2 which was an older device than yours and ran fine. If you have the kit kat upgrade, I do suggest you try enabling ART as the run time if you want a performance boost.
posted on Jul 14, 2014, 9:18 AM 0
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