Tag Archive: Keyboards

Keyboards are in: Motorola is bringing a keyboard Moto Mod to the market later this year

When Moto Mods were first introduced, we saw a completely new and unique take on modularity with our smartphones. Although some thought this was just a gimmick that would only last one iteration of devices, Motorola and Lenovo proved everyone wrong and has continued to release new Mods. At CES 2018, while Motorola isn’t introducing […]

How to change keyboards on Android Wear 2.0

It’s the stuff of dreams — a keyboard on your tiny watch face.

In all seriousness, it’s nice to have a backup input method when Android Wear is having trouble understanding your commands. Android Wear 2.0 comes with built-in keyboard input capabilities, so you can tap or swipe around to reply to messages. And if you have other keyboard apps installed, you can switch to those as default input method, too.

Changing the keyboard on Android  [Read More…]

Roundup – Absolutely Essential Android Keyboards

One of Android’s biggest draws used to be the ability to use whatever keyboard you wanted to your heart’s desire. While Apple may have caught in that field, Android still has a huge library of keyboards available to users. What follows is my personal list of favorite Android keyboards. Spoiler Alert: #4 is my personal favorite.

The tale of two keyboards: Which Pixel C typing cover is for you?

Do you need a $ 149 keyboard for this shiny new tablet? Maybe.

The new Pixel C has a couple of keyboard covers available for it. Both are $ 149, and both are currently the only official way to protect the display of the tablet. The good news is that both are pretty capable — and technologically interesting — keyboards. The question is whether you really need one to make the most of the Pixel C as  [Read More…]

Don’t laugh: 10 reasons why physical keyboards on phones still rock

Phones with keyboards might seem old school, but there are still plenty of situations where pushing buttons trumps tapping on glass.

As we recently highlighted in our History of Android series, in the early days of Android it wasn’t uncommon to see a physical keyboard. At that time, BlackBerry was still the number one smartphone maker in the world and the touch-only iPhone was still proving itself, so Android phones like the T-Mobile G1 and original  [Read More…]

BlackBerry’s President of Devices on the Priv, Android, security and keyboards

10 questions with Ron Louks, the man leading the charge behind the Priv by BlackBerry, the company’s first Android handset

Already available for pre-order, the BlackBerry Priv begins shipping on November 6th. For BlackBerry, the launch of this Android-powered slider is a BIG deal. For the first time in the company’s long history of building smartphones, BlackBerry is shipping a device that doesn’t feature a proprietary operating system built in-house. Instead, they have committed to Android, a move that  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Android 5.0.2 update locks out competitor keyboards

Samsung’s business orientated Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet received its Android 5.0.2 update in mid-July after a long wait to much fanfare. Unfortunately, one major feature has been broken during the update process. Non-Samsung Bluetooth keyboards or mouses are not functioning with the tablet anymore. The main keyboard users are complaining about not working is the Logitech Keyboard Pro case but after personally testing generic brand keyboards and mouses, neither the generic or Logitech brands have been able to function properly after  [Read More…]

Best alternative keyboards for the Samsung Galaxy S6

There are plenty of great keyboard choices for your GS6 right in Google Play.

If we’re being honest, the built-in Samsung keyboard on the Galaxy S6 just isn’t that great. It puts buttons in weird places, has some odd touch responses and is generally poor at auto correct, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it. Of course you can switch out that keyboard with a free or paid option from Google Play, and that means  [Read More…]

The best keyboards for Android

Trace, tap, type, talk

Keyboards are important. Really important. Without a good keyboard, communicating on a smartphone can go from heavenly bliss straight back to teeth-pulling torture. Keyboards are also one of the most important apps you select from a security standpoint, as they are by their very nature keyloggers. And while most users will never really need to worry about if their keyboard is stealing their emails and passwords as  [Read More…]

How to switch keyboards in Android Lollipop

One of the best things about Android is the way you can change core components and customize things to your liking. Keyboards are a big part of that, and there are certainly plenty of great ones to choose from in Google Play. The one thing you need to know before you can use any of them, is how to switch which keyboard is active.

Long-time Android fans are used to the nagging notification in the status bar that helps  [Read More…]