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    Default Ultra Keyboard 6.6

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    Ultra Keyboard is an advanced touch-screen keyboard, with many features geared towards giving you a better Android keyboard experience.

    TOOL BAR
    Ultra's tool bar provides a ton of features in a tight space. Flick the tool bar left or right to scroll through the available buttons. Quickly change many settings, navigate through text, cut and paste, change dictionaries, change themes, insert emoticons, and more. Show or hide the tool bar by pressing your device's menu button.

    CUSTOM THEMES
    Ultra supports many keyboard themes available from the market, both free and paid. Quickly switch between themes using the tool bar. You can also use Ultra's built-in theme editor to create your own themes, or edit existing ones. Don't like a theme's font? Change it!

    SUGGESTIONS
    Like most keyboards, Ultra suggests words while you type. The suggestions box is designed to be smart, fast, and easy to use, with many unique features. Add custom words to your personal dictionary. Long-press a word, and you can black-list it so it doesn't show up in the suggestions.

    MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
    Ultra comes with a built-in English language dictionary, but there are other dictionaries available that you can download right from the keyboard.

    WORD REPLACEMENTS
    Type "brb" to quickly type "be right back". There are many built-in replacements, and you can add your own.

    DYNAMIC UI
    Ultra can combine keys so they're easier to press, similar to Blackberry™ phones. For devices that don't have a track pad or built-in navigation, there are arrow keys that let you quickly move the cursor. Easily make the keys taller or shorter.

    MULTI-TOUCH SUPPORT
    For devices with multi-touch-capable screens, you can press multiple keys at once. Quickly enter a capital letter by sliding your finger from the shift key. Slide your finger from the view key to enter numbers or symbols.

    SECONDARY CHARACTERS
    You won't have to change views just to enter a single number. Hold down certain keys to quickly access secondary and hidden characters.

    WORD TRACING
    Have you heard of that popular keyboard that lets you swipe your finger over words, instead of typing each letter? Ultra can do that too.

    SPEECH-TO-TEXT
    Speak to Ultra Keyboard. It uses Google's web-based service to transform your spoken words (and punctuation) into text.

    TRANSLATION
    Quickly translate your text to dozens of languages.

    CAMERA MODE
    Activate your camera to see where you're going while you text your friends.

    CUSTOMIZABLE SETTINGS
    Almost everything in Ultra is customizable. Want to show more suggestions? You can. Don't use a few of the tool bar buttons? Remove them.

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    Please, if you need to report issues or bugs with Ultra Keyboard, submit an issue report at binarybulge.com. It allows us to respond and fix problems more quickly. Thanks!

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    Change Log:

    6.6:
    · Fixed major crash on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean+).
    · Improved height adjustment feature.
    · Increased space bar width on non-compact layouts.
    · Added a gap between the main and arrow keys in landscape.
    · Spaced out the phone view keys.
    · Improved performance and bug fixes.

    6.5.1:
    · Fixed suggestions not updating on Android 3.0+ devices when the tool bar was hidden.
    · Fixed menu button show/hide tool bar feature (which was broken in 6.5).

    6.5:
    Keyboard:
    · Added custom Key Previews theme support.
    · Added new Android 3.0-style emote icons (and theme support).
    · Fixed back button behavior when showing all suggestions.
    · Fixed back button closing the keyboard entirely instead of only the suggestions bar.
    · Improved gesture sensitivity.
    Typing:
    · Enabled key previews and sound, disabled vibration by default.
    · Fixed crash with compact key previews in tap mode.
    · Fixed capitalization issue when using multitouch.
    Typing Protection:
    · Added "Typing Protection/Enable" setting.
    · Disabled by default.
    Suggestions:
    · Added "Allowed Text Fields" setting.
    · Added ability to enable suggestions for text fields that request them to be disabled.
    Tracing:
    · Fixed capitalization issue.
    · Added fade out animation.
    Sounds:
    · Added theme sound set options.
    · Set the sound source to system media by default.
    Tool Bar/Keyboard Settings:
    · Added "Typing Protection".
    · Added "Feedback/Key Previews".
    Other:
    · Improved clipboard performance for Android 3.0+ (using a listener instead of polling).
    · Fixed "Google Voice Typing" speech support for 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
    · Fixed laggy scrolling on settings dialog windows.
    · Improved performance and bug fixes.

    6.4.6:
    · Fixed landscape arrow key issues.
    · Added ability to use Google Voice Input for speech-to-text (Android 4.0 and newer).
    · Other minor fixes.

    6.4.5:
    · Fixed capitalization issues.
    · Hitting backspace to revert a correction, then typing space again, now inserts the word without correcting it.
    · Changing orientation should now be slightly faster.

    6.4.4:
    Full-screen Editor:
    · Fixed crashes.
    · Disabled built-in text selection handles and action menu.
    · Made scroll arrows darker.

    6.4.3:
    Fixes:
    · Missing text cursor in full-screen editor.
    · Speech-to-text auto-space behavior (and added a setting to disable it).
    · Soft keyboard popping up when using a physical keyboard.

    6.4.2:
    · Fixed crash when hitting enter key on a physical keyboard.

    6.4.1:
    General:
    · Fixed issue where you couldn't type in certain text fields (such as when adding a custom word).
    Keyboard:
    · Quicker loading across orientation changes.
    Themes:
    · Fixed incorrect color chooser layout when changing orientation.
    · Fixed color palette positioning issues.
    Tool Bar:
    · Fixed scrolling and performance issues.
    · Fixed incorrect item position after changing the theme.
    Typing:
    · Better handling for sudden motion "jumps" on certain touch screens (increased accuracy!).
    · Space bar now registers on release, not press.
    · Added Gestures as a typing protection component.

    6.4:
    Fixed Crashes:
    · When speech to text support is not found.
    General:
    · Improved dialog windows.
    · Fixed hidden (hard to see) result text for translations and speech to text.
    · Cleaned up UI inconsistencies.
    · Fixed notification icon for Cupcake/Donut.
    Themes:
    · Improved UI theme support (settings->Themes->UI).
    · Black Theme by default on Gingerbread or older; Holo Black for newer devices.
    Suggestions:
    · Improved suggestion bar performance.

    6.3.2:
    Fixed Crashes:
    · Adding a custom word or replacement via the tool bar.
    · Going up one directory while at the root directory in the Backup/Reset file chooser.
    · Accessing Typing settings on devices older than 2.0/Eclair.
    · Loading fonts in the theme chooser on devices older than 2.0/Eclair.
    General:
    · Now using the Holo theme for devices using 3.0/Honeycomb, 4.0/ICS, or newer.
    · Tweaked the UI in various areas (and cleaned up any inconsistencies).

    6.3.1:
    General:
    · Added new minimal icons (can be set in themes under "General" and "Tool Bar").
    · Fixed various crash issues.
    Themes:
    · Added "Suggestions -> Shadow".
    · Added "Tool Bar -> Shadow".
    · Added "Keys -> Secondary Alignment".
    · Now offers to make a new/modified theme active after saving.
    · Made default invalid suggestion color slightly darker.
    Suggestions:
    · Prevented bar from being dragged when trying to select a word.
    · Fixed bar positioning issues.
    · Fixed bar theme colors being ignored.
    Keyboard:
    · Fixed modifier key shadow.
    Gestures:
    · Added targeted "View", "Layout", and "Dictionary" actions.

    6.3:
    General:
    · Fixed various crashes.
    · Fixed status icon size issues.
    Themes:
    · Updated the v7 theme (thicker keys; color tweaks; Ubuntu font).
    · Added a dark variation on the v7 theme (now the default).
    Suggestions:
    · Added ability to change the fonts.
    · Fixed problems with word layout/positioning.
    · Fixed vertical scrolling not working.
    Keyboard:
    · Improved camera overlay.
    Keys:
    · Aligned secondary characters to the right.
    · Fixed text positioning issues.
    · Optimized graphics routines.

    6.2.7:
    Added:
    · Full-screen editor scroll arrows.
    Changed:
    · Suggestions are no longer shown for words starting with digits by default (can be changed in settings).
    Fixed:
    · After switching from and back to Ultra, settings changes wouldn't update.
    · Tool bar select button didn't work in full screen mode.
    · Full-screen editor hint text wasn't properly aligned when zoomed.

    6.2.6:
    New:
    · Modified v7 theme.
    · Added "On Indicator" to themes.
    Fixed:
    · Various memory leaks.
    · Got force-close when starting keyboard from landscape.
    · Typing quickly would sometimes clobber previous text.
    · A race condition while tracing sometimes caused A) a crash, or B) an incorrect trail.
    · Deleting previous words wouldn't always clear the suggestion bar.
    · Click to copy device ID in general settings caused force close for certain devices.
    · Notification icon wasn't working correctly.

    6.2.5:
    General:
    · Re-enabled ARMv7 optimizations.
    Suggestions:
    · Fixed "Show Suggestions" setting.
    Tool Bar:
    · Fixed button click area issues.
    Tracing:
    · Fixed serious crash bug.
    · Fixed shift key jitter while tracing words.
    · Fixed issue where the trace path was being shown incorrectly.
    Typing:
    · "Auto-space" (space after selected suggestion) and "Correct Punctuation" (period on double-space) now work when suggestions are disabled.
    · Enabling tap mode no longer clobbers the previous text.

    6.2.4:
    New Features:
    · New languages.
    · Compact key tap timeout setting.
    · Tool bar scroll arrows.
    · Ability to theme floating suggestion bar.
    Fixes:
    · Incorrectly triggered nearby keys.
    · Hidden/popup key issues.
    · Capitalization issues.
    · Duplicate suggestions.
    · Certain characters didn't match words.
    · Unknown typed word was not being shown.
    Other Changes:
    · Improved suggestion bar appearance.
    · Improved stock themes.
    · Better third-party theme support.
    · Improved stability and performance.

    6.2.3:
    · Fixed native crash issue.
    · Fixed word tracing lag.

    6.2.2:
    · Native code fixes.
    · Improved crash reporting.
    · New defaults: sound=off, vibrate=on

    6.2.1:
    · Fixed enter key issue with downloaded dictionaries.

    6.2:
    · Increased performance and stability.
    · Dictionary/tracing code completely rewritten.
    · New theme features: can now stylize the suggestion bar.
    · Almost too many fixes to count!

    6.1.06:
    · Added an "Exit/Unload" option to the status bar menu.
    · Fix: Word tracing crashes sometimes from native code.
    · Fix: Certain black-listed words come back after restarts.
    · Fix: Suggested words are incorrectly accepted when long-pressed.
    · Fix: Suggested words stop working when editing a theme name.
    · Fix: Suggested words stop showing at times, until the device is restarted.
    · Fix: Clicking the status bar notification switches activities when the keyboard is open.

    6.1.05:
    · Fixed compact suggestions not working when keyboard is first loaded.

    6.1.04:
    · Fixed regressions (capitalization being ignored, full keyboard using compact suggestions).

    6.1.03:
    · Added new built-in themes (Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich).
    · Added new "Recent Apps" tool bar button.
    · Added "Translate" option to dictionary button.
    · Fixed performance issues.
    · Enabled tracing (portrait) and disabled compact keys by default.
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    Ultra Keyboard 6.5.1-06-theme-editor.png   Ultra Keyboard 6.5.1-07-clipboard.png   Ultra Keyboard 6.5.1-08-translate.png  
    Last edited by binarybulge; 11-23-2012 at 01:19 PM. Reason: New release
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6

    try touch pal, its always free lol
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6

    Updated to v6.1.03.

    · Added new built-in themes (Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich).
    · Added new "Recent Apps" tool bar button.
    · Added "Translate" option to dictionary button.
    · Fixed performance issues.
    · Enabled tracing (portrait) and disabled compact keys by default.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.04

    6.1.04:
    · Fixed regressions (capitalization being ignored, full keyboard using compact suggestions).
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.04

    This app was one that I loved and supported since it debuted. While a lot went and got the APK for Swype I went with this app.

    Sorry to say that ever since the september? upgrades, it has been nothing but sluggish, inaccurate and the dictionary/ word selection is bad.

    Please post a link to a pre version 6 update. I know you have worked hard on this app but it's just not tolerable anymore in its current state.

    The customization, etc and all of that is nice but it cannot keep up with typing using the stock keyboard.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.04

    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    This app was one that I loved and supported since it debuted. While a lot went and got the APK for Swype I went with this app.

    Sorry to say that ever since the september? upgrades, it has been nothing but sluggish, inaccurate and the dictionary/ word selection is bad.

    Please post a link to a pre version 6 update. I know you have worked hard on this app but it's just not tolerable anymore in its current state.

    The customization, etc and all of that is nice but it cannot keep up with typing using the stock keyboard.
    Sorry to hear you're having issues with it. Yes, a few updates have had nothing but problems, but I like to think I've ironed them out. Please verify you're using 6.1.04 and still seeing sluggishness. It definitely shouldn't feel slow on an HTC Incredible.

    Re: Posting an older version: it's not happening. I'm sure you realize developers like to move forward, not backward. I'll always work to fix things, sure, but it won't involve going back to ancient versions.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.06

    6.1.05:
    · Fixed compact suggestions not working when keyboard is first loaded.

    6.1.06:
    · Added an "Exit/Unload" option to the status bar menu.
    · Fix: Word tracing crashes sometimes from native code.
    · Fix: Certain black-listed words come back after restarts.
    · Fix: Suggested words are incorrectly accepted when long-pressed.
    · Fix: Suggested words stop working when editing a theme name.
    · Fix: Suggested words stop showing at times, until the device is restarted.
    · Fix: Clicking the status bar notification switches activities when the keyboard is open.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.04

    Quote Originally Posted by binarybulge View Post
    Sorry to hear you're having issues with it. Yes, a few updates have had nothing but problems, but I like to think I've ironed them out. Please verify you're using 6.1.04 and still seeing sluggishness. It definitely shouldn't feel slow on an HTC Incredible.

    Re: Posting an older version: it's not happening. I'm sure you realize developers like to move forward, not backward. I'll always work to fix things, sure, but it won't involve going back to ancient versions.
    Slower then ever....I am rooted with the stock rom and it just doesn't play nice with GB at all.
    I have to actually reboot the device to get the keyboard to work somewhat faster.

    I even reset and wiped. installed the keyboard and still slow. Options are great. I had go launcher on top of sense so that may have been a factor, but it's not as fast as it used to be.

    I will say a nice improvement is being able to hide and unhide the toolbar. that is a plus instead of having it in options.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.06

    Just an update.
    running on CM7 instead of stock rom on an Incredible now and it is a bit faster, but still lags.
    Is there a way to calibrate it? seems off a bit
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.06

    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    Just an update.
    running on CM7 instead of stock rom on an Incredible now and it is a bit faster, but still lags.
    Is there a way to calibrate it? seems off a bit
    There are some sensitivity settings under Settings->Tracing. You won't see a ton of difference, though it has helped some users. I'm working on a major update to the suggestions/tracing to be released soon which should show a ton of improvement.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.06

    Sorry to be harsh, this was the first paid app I ever bought when others were stealing the swype apk and it's frustrating at times. I don't trace as much as I used to and I never use the camera to walk and type. Does that feature use alot of resources?
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.1.06

    Quote Originally Posted by tony bag o donuts View Post
    Sorry to be harsh, this was the first paid app I ever bought when others were stealing the swype apk and it's frustrating at times. I don't trace as much as I used to and I never use the camera to walk and type. Does that feature use alot of resources?
    No worries, I totally understand your frustration. It's a pretty complex app to improve upon but I work pretty hard at it. I only hope to make the purchase worth it to you.

    I guess you could say the camera app uses a bit of resources. I definitely wouldn't suggest using it for 10 mile walks because it would rip through your battery in no time. There are some improvements I can make, like turning down the refresh rate for the camera itself.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2b

    Updated to 6.2b.

    · Increased performance and stability.
    · Dictionary/tracing code completely rewritten.
    · New theme features: can now stylize the suggestion bar.
    · Almost too many fixes to count!
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    THANK YOU! I had updated a bunch of apps a week or so ago and the keyboard was one of them. Like a PP, this was the first app I liked enough to pay for, and I switched from Swype. I was getting so frustrated with the tracing that I started using the physical slide out keyboard. Today I was searching for calibration tips as a last ditch effort and looking for new alternatives when I came across this post that you'd updated last night.

    I just downloaded the new one and WAY BETTER!! The tracing is working the way it was when I fell in love with this app. Thank you so much!
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2b

    Finally some positive feedback! Thank YOU! lol I was starting to lose my mind. A lot of people are having some major problems with the new update, as in it's not even working, and I can't figure out what the heck is going on.

    Quote Originally Posted by neonalee View Post
    THANK YOU! I had updated a bunch of apps a week or so ago and the keyboard was one of them. Like a PP, this was the first app I liked enough to pay for, and I switched from Swype. I was getting so frustrated with the tracing that I started using the physical slide out keyboard. Today I was searching for calibration tips as a last ditch effort and looking for new alternatives when I came across this post that you'd updated last night.

    I just downloaded the new one and WAY BETTER!! The tracing is working the way it was when I fell in love with this app. Thank you so much!
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.2

    6.2.1:
    · Fixed enter key issue with downloaded dictionaries.

    6.2.2:
    · Native code fixes.
    · Improved crash reporting.
    · New defaults: sound=off, vibrate=on
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.3

    6.2.3:
    · Fixed native crash issue.
    · Fixed word tracing lag.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.4

    6.2.4:
    New Features:
    · New languages.
    · Compact key tap timeout setting.
    · Tool bar scroll arrows.
    · Ability to theme floating suggestion bar.
    Fixes:
    · Incorrectly triggered nearby keys.
    · Hidden/popup key issues.
    · Capitalization issues.
    · Duplicate suggestions.
    · Certain characters didn't match words.
    · Unknown typed word was not being shown.
    Other Changes:
    · Improved suggestion bar appearance.
    · Improved stock themes.
    · Better third-party theme support.
    · Improved stability and performance.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.5

    6.2.5:
    General:
    · Re-enabled ARMv7 optimizations.
    Suggestions:
    · Fixed "Show Suggestions" setting.
    Tool Bar:
    · Fixed button click area issues.
    Tracing:
    · Fixed serious crash bug.
    · Fixed shift key jitter while tracing words.
    · Fixed issue where the trace path was being shown incorrectly.
    Typing:
    · "Auto-space" (space after selected suggestion) and "Correct Punctuation" (period on double-space) now work when suggestions are disabled.
    · Enabling tap mode no longer clobbers the previous text.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.5

    This looks very cool! Thank you for the share.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.3

    6.2.6:
    New:
    · Modified v7 theme.
    · Added "On Indicator" to themes.
    Fixed:
    · Various memory leaks.
    · Got force-close when starting keyboard from landscape.
    · Typing quickly would sometimes clobber previous text.
    · A race condition while tracing sometimes caused A) a crash, or B) an incorrect trail.
    · Deleting previous words wouldn't always clear the suggestion bar.
    · Click to copy device ID in general settings caused force close for certain devices.
    · Notification icon wasn't working correctly.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.2.3

    6.2.7:
    Added:
    · Full-screen editor scroll arrows.
    Changed:
    · Suggestions are no longer shown for words starting with digits by default (can be changed in settings).
    Fixed:
    · After switching from and back to Ultra, settings changes wouldn't update.
    · Tool bar select button didn't work in full screen mode.
    · Full-screen editor hint text wasn't properly aligned when zoomed.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.3

    Updated to 6.3.


    General:
    · Fixed various crashes.
    · Fixed status icon size issues.
    Themes:
    · Updated the v7 theme (thicker keys; color tweaks; Ubuntu font).
    · Added a dark variation on the v7 theme (now the default).
    Suggestions:
    · Added ability to change the fonts.
    · Fixed problems with word layout/positioning.
    · Fixed vertical scrolling not working.
    Keyboard:
    · Improved camera overlay.
    Keys:
    · Aligned secondary characters to the right.
    · Fixed text positioning issues.
    · Optimized graphics routines.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.3.1

    Updated to 6.3.1.

    General:
    · Added new minimal icons (can be set in themes under "General" and "Tool Bar").
    · Fixed various crash issues.
    Themes:
    · Added "Suggestions -> Shadow".
    · Added "Tool Bar -> Shadow".
    · Added "Keys -> Secondary Alignment".
    · Now offers to make a new/modified theme active after saving.
    · Made default invalid suggestion color slightly darker.
    Suggestions:
    · Prevented bar from being dragged when trying to select a word.
    · Fixed bar positioning issues.
    · Fixed bar theme colors being ignored.
    Keyboard:
    · Fixed modifier key shadow.
    Gestures:
    · Added targeted "View", "Layout", and "Dictionary" actions.
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    Default Re: Ultra Keyboard 6.3.2

    Updated to 6.3.2.

    Fixed Crashes:
    · Adding a custom word or replacement via the tool bar.
    · Going up one directory while at the root directory in the Backup/Reset file chooser.
    · Accessing Typing settings on devices older than 2.0/Eclair.
    · Loading fonts in the theme chooser on devices older than 2.0/Eclair.
    General:
    · Now using the Holo theme for devices using 3.0/Honeycomb, 4.0/ICS, or newer.
    · Tweaked the UI in various areas (and cleaned up any inconsistencies).
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