Samsung's keyboard app for Android devices is getting a floating mode

Samsung's keyboard app for Android devices is getting a floating mode
Samsung's keyboard app for Android devices is getting a floating mode
It looks like Samsung plans to add an important new feature to its Android keyboard app, one that's been recently made available to Google's Gboard – floating mode. The new feature is not yet available for users of Galaxy devices unless they install one of the leaked Android Pie beta builds leaked recently.

The folks at XDA Developers identified a new version of Samsung Keyboard in one of the these leaked Android Pie beta builds for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. The updated app includes a floating mode that allows users to move the keyboard on the screen.

The new floating mode can be enabled from the keyboard's settings menu where you'll also find other options like Standard keyboard and One-handed keyboard. The new version of Samsung Keyboard is likely to arrive along with the first Android Pie update, but let's not rule out an earlier release.

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6 Comments

1. Kakarot

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 31, 2015

I remember this floating keyboard being available on my old Galaxy S5 as well

2. Cingano

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 20, 2018

If anyone uses floating keyboard can you please tell me why or what for?

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I rarely use 2 apps at once anymore, but when I used to with the older Note phones the floating keyboard was really handy. It was just nice to be able to move it from in front of one app to the other.

3. amir1999 unregistered

can we install it on other android phones?

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

So they're bringing back another old feature.

6. Icent55

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

That stuff been available in Samsung phones years ago....Google be d one ripping Samsung's software features to better thiers

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