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    Cool SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I've been using SwiftKey on my N7 since day #1. I also use it on my Droid Razr (ICS). SwiftKey is working on a "Swype" feature.

    How does the new 4.2 keyboard compare to SwiftKey?

    (I haven't tried the new stock keyboard. My N7 is currently at home and I'm not.)
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I think Swift key wins hands down over the stock keyboard. Is more precise and anticipates what you will type. Stock keyboard still had ways to go IMO.

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Swiftkey for me. I'm not a fan of the swiping bit.

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I've never used swift key but this new keyboard is pretty good. Just used it to type out this reply. No mistakes

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Love Swiftkey 3. Great keyboard all the way around, I've used Swype, Slideit, and stock. Swiftkey 3 wins in my book....
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    Love Swiftkey 3. I can type much faster than on my real laptop with a real keyboard without even needing a spell checker.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I like swiping on my phone better, Swiftkey on the tablet. I'm using the new keyboard for now just to give it a try and I gotta say, I may convert.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by sos710m View Post
    I like swiping on my phone better, Swiftkey on the tablet. I'm using the new keyboard for now just to give it a try and I gotta say, I may convert.
    SwiftKey is coming out with a "swipe" function.

    I haven't tried the new stock keyboard. I'm very hesitant to go there. I've been using SwiftKey since shortly after getting the N7 (used my $25 Play Credit) and I haven't looked back.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I am excited for that. I will likely switch when it does come out BC I'm getting annoyed with not being able to access numbers or other key functions via long press on this new keyboard.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    SwiftKey wins. I like the fact that I can swipe left and delete a word, and ican long press for all the numbers.

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    After using both of them, in my opinion, none are better than Swype!
    Looking forward to SwiftKey with Swype mind you
    Last edited by damo; 11-15-2012 at 10:37 AM.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    SwiftKey is my *favorite* keyboard, I love how smart it is... but I don't use it. I am a fan of swiping, and have been using Swype Beta on my N7.

    In anticipation of the 4.2 keyboard I switched back to SwiftKey for the last week or so just to give it a shot... and I remembered why I loved it so much, but again, I prefer to swipe.

    I've been rolling with the 4.2 android keyboard since I got it to see how it is, and I guess I am just spoiled by my other two keyboards, but I am not a huge fan of it. I love how it looks, and the glide works great... there are just a few "creature comforts" that I have grown used to and now prefer. I plan on giving it a fair shot though, as I would not mind uninstalling a couple keyboard apps if the stock keyboard is sufficient for me.

    P.S. I am really looking forward to the SwiftKey update that includes swiping... I am fairly certain that will become my go-to keyboard instantly.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Preferred Thumb Keyboard over SwiftKey and stock but decided to give all three a try on 4.2. Gotta say I really like SwiftKey the best now. The landscape layout and auto correct are better than I remembered and I find the whole gesture too slow and cumbersome for me. The stock Layout is too uncomfortable to type and I make way more errors on it comes compared to the SwiftKey keyboard.

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Those who use stock keyboard are obviously unaware of SwiftKey

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    SwiftKey wins. I like the fact that I can swipe left and delete a word, and ican long press for all the numbers.

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    Long press for numbers/symbols is a huge drawback for the stock keyboard. I don't know what they were thinking.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by tr-1 View Post
    Long press for numbers/symbols is a huge drawback for the stock keyboard. I don't know what they were thinking.
    Long press for numbers FTW!

    The other day I picked up my iPod Touch (sorry, but I got that back in 2009) and wished for SwiftKey!
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    SwiftKey is the best!

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I use Swype on my phones, and Thumb Keyboard on my tablets. I'm not living Thumb Keyboard on the N7 in portrait mode though...I keep missing the spacebar. I may check out Swift Key.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR HD MAXX
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I really can't get a handle on the 4.2 keyboard gestures. Foreign letters pop up, I can never get the word I want. I must really be doing something wrong. I read the instructions at a Google site and they don't help me very much. For now, I've disabled it.

    Does anyone know if there is a video showing how to use the new 4.2 keyboard?
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by tr-1 View Post
    Long press for numbers/symbols is a huge drawback for the stock keyboard. I don't know what they were thinking.
    I found that very annoying. Also, I found myself making tons of typos on the new stock keyboard and went right back to swifykey. Google needs some work to do.

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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanH View Post
    I use Swype on my phones, and Thumb Keyboard on my tablets. I'm not living Thumb Keyboard on the N7 in portrait mode though...I keep missing the spacebar. I may check out Swift Key.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR HD MAXX
    SwiftKey for tablets has a thumbs feature on landscape. I'm sure like everyone else you'll like SwiftKey.

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    Last edited by jd914; 11-16-2012 at 08:24 AM.
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    Default Re: SwiftKey vs. 4.2 stock keyboard - Which one wins?

    I'm cool with stock until you switch to landscape where swiftkey just pulls away. think it will be more significant on the n10.

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