Texting On Google Nexus
I am looking for purchasing Google Nexus one, but i have a question.Anyone can tell me is texting on a Google Nexus One hard or easy compared to a normal 12 key phone?
- 05-18-2010, 09:55 AM #2
- 05-18-2010, 01:58 PM #3
Texting works great, and the spelling prediction and word completion seems as good as any I have seen. On screen keyboard in landscape affords better spacing of keys, but portrait is easier to do one-handed. I've never found a need to download a different keyboard.
At any time, you can tap the microphone and speak your text and the phone gets it right more often than not, certainly as good as the spelling in a typical text message. You can speak-to-text in virtually all applications, email, web, notes, calendar, etc. This may be a problem for speakers with heavy accents, but my Mid-western generic speech pattern is recognized almost perfectly, and there is a chance to edit before you send by using the track ball for positioning.
Coming from a 12 key, you will find it much faster than three of these two of that four of something else just to form a short word. Long words are faster because suggestions appear after a few characters and tapping one inserts the word for you, just like some 12key phones.
- 05-18-2010, 02:11 PM #4
I came from an iPhone, and it took a little while to really get used to typing on the Nexus, but after downloading the Android Central themed HTC Sense keyboard, I can type a whole lot faster. And on those days I just completely screw up typing a lot, I just press the microphone button and speak my text.
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- 05-18-2010, 08:07 PM #12
They don't have to watch the keys or the display because the can count presses faster than the phone can prompt candidates.
I sat behind some woman at a ball game once who was using some ancient nokia . It was so amazing I missed two innings. She, on the other hand, missed the whole game - texted nonstop.
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- 08-31-2010, 09:37 AM #16
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my last 5 phones were Nokia ... and all had the lovely 12-key texting...
It took quite some time to adapt to the Nexus one (I've had it for exactly 1 month now) but I'm still not quite 100% used to it.
Luckily, I got "SlideIT" ... this is by far the most useful texting app ever (after Handcent of course)
Slide your fingers across the keyboard and SlideIT will try and determine what the hell you were thinking of writing :P
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