Tag Archive: Keyboard

Google Keyboard 3.0 released adding personalised word suggestions

Google’s very own keyboard has today been updated to version 3.0, or more specifically 3.0.19373. The update brings a few minor bug fixes and tweaks, such as a dedicated “ABC” button to switch from emoji.

Of most interest in the Google Keyboard 3.0 update is a new personalised suggestions feature which uses data from other Google Apps and Services to improve suggestions and corrections.

The settings is enabled by default, so will need turning off if you aren’t too happy  [Read More…]

Minuum 2.0 keyboard now available on Google Play

Minuum, the Android keyboard app that shrinks its keys down into almost a single line of characters, has concluded beta testing of its version 2.0 release, and the new build is now available Google Play. The app, a product of Y-Combinator startup Whirlscape, has been available since last year, but the latest version brings reduced keyboard lag, new languages and bug fixes. It’s also available as a free 30-day trial if you don’t want to fork  [Read More…]

A.I.type releases FloatNSplit Tablet Keyboard

FloatNSplit Tablet Keyboard

Early last month we told you about A.I.type and their need for beta testers for a new “floating” spilt keyboard.  Fast-forward to today, and the beta product is now finished, and FloatNSplit Tablet Keyboard is now available in the Android Market.  Based on the original A.I.type keyboard and it’s amazing prediction engine, FloatNSplit brings a new and unique user interface for tablet users, with a split keyboard that’s not only  [Read More…]

A.I.type needs testers for its Floating Split Keyboard for tablets

A.I.type Floating Split Keyboard

Keyboard developer A.I.type hit us up this morning in search of a few testers for its upcoming “Floating Split Keyboard for Tablets.” It’s got all of the features you know and love from A.I.type Keyboard Plus, including its predition engine. It also has context-aware autocorrect, built-in skins and more customizations.

The really sexy part is that doesn’t take up a whole lot of screen space and can “float”  [Read More…]

And the winner of the Toshiba Wireless Keyboard – Android Optimized is…

And the winner of the Toshiba Wireless Keyboard – Android Optimized is…

…Going to be announced in this thread. First of all, I want to thank everyone who participated in the contest. It was one of the most consistently-entered contest that we’ve run on  [Read More…]

Express from Sprint brings Android 2.3 and QWERTY keyboard for just $19.99

Express from Sprint

Sprint’s taken the wraps off the awkwardly named Express from Sprint. And just as we first showed you a few weeks ago, you’re looking at a physical QWERTY keyiboard with center jog wheel, a 2.6-inch touchscreen, and Android 2.3. It’s got a 3.2MP camera ’round the back, a 1500 mAh battery and can serve as a 3G Wifi hotspot for up to five devices. And, yes, it looks like a BlackBerry.

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Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard brings built-in themeing

Keyboard themes

Thanks to the talent and hard work of our very own AC Developer Beezy, we’ve been playing with Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S for a while now.  One of the cool things that caught our eye recently was the native themeing of the stock Android keyboard.  Built into ICS is a keyboard theme engine and six native themes.  Granted, the “stock” themes aren’t exactly mind-blowing, but they do offer high contrast options for those of  [Read More…]

Swiftkey testing multitouch in its latest keyboard alpha


Swiftkey’s long been in our rotation of top keyboards, and it’s now testing a feature that may make your fast phalanges even faster. Multitouch is in the works for tablets and smartphones, and it’s currently being tested in a two-week alpha period in the developer’s VIP track. Here’s the low-down:

We have made improvements for rapid typists. We now properly support multi-touch so you shouldn’t get accidentally repeated letters or accidentally missed letters  [Read More…]

A.I. type Keyboard out of beta with more features, still predicts like a psychic

ai type

Back in April we wrote about an innovative keyboard called A.I. type that really impressed us with its ability to predict text. It was in beta back then but has graduated recently with some exciting new features, including customization of the bottom row keys and improvements to the prediction engine.

If you’re not one of the 100,000 beta testers, A.I. type is a keyboard that specializes in contextual text prediction to make  [Read More…]

Updates Galore! HTC Thunderbolt gets gingerbread, Droid X gets a better keyboard

Thunderbolt Update Verizon

Today we have good news for many Verizon customers. Two of the most popular Verizon Android devices are getting some good OTA update treatment. Yes, my friends, that does include the Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt which we were so skeptical about.

HTC confirmed this via Twitter yesterday, mentioning that the update was still scheduled for September, which is ending in a few short days. We have been waiting  [Read More…]