Root-free Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard available for Android 2.2 and higher
posted by Charlene S. / Nov 21, 2011, 5:11 PM
Using the Ice Cream Sandwich source code that was released a few weeks ago, a user on XDA Developers, named for.digit, has ported the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard over. The keyboard is available for free and does not require the device to be rooted.
- Multitouch keyboard
- User dictionary, built-in dictionary
- Configurable auto correction
- Redesigned and optimized keyboard layout and style
- Speech to text (select languages only)
- Custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback)
- Long press "Enter" key to bring up smiley alternatives
- Long press on "/" key in URL mode to bring up domains
The developer cautions that it is in beta therefore some bugs are expected. While it currently has mostly good reviews, a number of users with HTC devices are reporting issues with the keyboard.
Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard [Android Market link]
source: XDA Developers via Android and Me
Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011
I just installed this on my Droid 1 with CM 7. I think I'll stick with the Gingerbread keyboard for now. Visually, it doesn't look much different. Typing "i" followed by a space does not auto-capitalize. Also, on the GB keyboard, if I type "il" (that's just one I and one L) and hit space, it'll auto-correct to " I'll " which is nice, because obviously " ill " is a legitimate word but not the one I usually want. Rather than constantly tapping on the correct choice, I can take a shortcut by typing one letter less and hitting space and getting the word I want. This ICS apk doesn't do that. And of course, the speech-to-text function is not working. Still, I can't wait for a real working ICS kb for my Droid. Actually, I can't wait until the SGN comes out, but I'd love a properly working keyboard for now. Good work XDA.
posted on Nov 21, 2011, 5:31 PM 4
root-free ice cream:)
posted on Nov 21, 2011, 6:59 PM 1
Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 21, 2011
failed actually zeus is the god thhe sky and creation he wield the thunder bolt but not the "god of thunder" that titles belongs to THOR
posted on Nov 21, 2011, 8:58 PM 1
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