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    Default GS3 has THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    My gosh someone at Samsung was on a LOT of crack when they designed the auto-correction for the GS3 for typing on the keyboard.

    It is so hard to type on this thing cause the correction is over compensating and I always end up with words I don't want. I have everything turned off except spell correction and I still find it so hard to type on.

    Motorola has a much better implimentation of their auto correct in their ICS for their Razr Maxx. Plus they give you the option to choose how strong of a correction you want.

    Plus I think Motorola has a better keyboard to type on. Samsung's keyboard is too small. I am debating on trying out Swiftkey cause I heard it is really good and has it's own independant auto correct.

    But I think it's a shame that I have the best phone on the market, yet I have to pay extra to buy a keyboard that actually works right. I also have a Razr Maxx and it's night and day between the two when it comes to typing.

    BTW I have the AT&T version.
    Last edited by maskedcarrot; 07-12-2012 at 08:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedcarrot View Post
    My gosh someone at Samsung was on a LOT of crack when they designed the auto-correction for the GS3 for typing on the keyboard.

    It is so hard to type on this thing cause the correction is over compensating and I always end up with words I don't want. I have everything turned off except spell correction and I still find it so hard to type on.

    Motorola has a much better implimentation of their auto correct in their ICS for their Razr Maxx. Plus they give you the option to choose how strong of a correction you want.

    Plus I think Motorola has a better keyboard to type on. Samsung's keyboard is too small. I am debating on trying out Swiftkey cause I heard it is really good and has it's own independant auto correct.

    But I think it's a shame that I have the best phone on the market, yet I have to pay extra to buy a keyboard that actually works right. I also have a Razr Maxx and it's night and day between the two when it comes to typing.

    BTW I have the AT&T version.
    Swype beta is free

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    Default Re: GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    Go to Settings>Language and Input>Samsung Keyboard (settings icon)>Predictive text>Word Completion Point>change from default (2 letters) to 3, 4, or 5 letters. This may help with your issue.
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    Do the above or even disable the autocomplete function.
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    I use SwiftKey and it's stellar in my opinion. I practically don't have to type any of the letters right and it knows what I need to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjenkin41 View Post
    I use SwiftKey and it's stellar in my opinion. I practically don't have to type any of the letters right and it knows what I need to say.

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    I agree swift key is really good at prediction. Even better now with the SwiftKey 3 update. I barely ever have typos it is so good.

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    I agree, the Auto-correction on the Galaxy S3 is really bad and its the only thing I don't like about the phone. I didn't get a chance to see if Auto correct can be turned off through the settings because I dont own the phone (ive played with one in the store) but im willing to bet it can be turned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maskedcarrot View Post
    My gosh someone at Samsung was on a LOT of crack when they designed the auto-correction for the GS3 for typing on the keyboard.

    It is so hard to type on this thing cause the correction is over compensating and I always end up with words I don't want. I have everything turned off except spell correction and I still find it so hard to type on.

    Motorola has a much better implimentation of their auto correct in their ICS for their Razr Maxx. Plus they give you the option to choose how strong of a correction you want.

    Plus I think Motorola has a better keyboard to type on. Samsung's keyboard is too small. I am debating on trying out Swiftkey cause I heard it is really good and has it's own independant auto correct.

    But I think it's a shame that I have the best phone on the market, yet I have to pay extra to buy a keyboard that actually works right. I also have a Razr Maxx and it's night and day between the two when it comes to typing.

    BTW I have the AT&T version.
    Try voice imput on your emails and texts. It is unbelievably good. Probably over 99% accurate. I turned off auto-correct because it was annoyingly bad. SwiftKey 3 is supposed to be very good, but I haven't gotten to it yet.
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    Another thumbs up for Swiftkey. Only bad part is I can't type "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" anymore on it because as soon as I type "The q" it knows exactly what I'm going to say so it will be me pressing "t", space, q, space, space, space, space, space, space, space, space.
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    Big thumbs up for Swiftkey. If you haven't tried it you are totally missing out.
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    Yeah, I expected much better with the predictive text on this phone. It picks words that are never used in everyday communication. With CM9 on my dinc, it was great. Great on my xoom with Thumb Keyboard. Going to give swiftkey a try. Thumb keyboard is great on the xoom, but their phone version is lacking. I may give it a try anyway since it's already paid for.
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    Default Re: GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    This would be a bad thing if you were an iPhone user. However, since this is Android there's lots of choices and alternatives out there. I still like Swiftkey 3, works great for me. The more you use it, the more it learns, the better it gets. Poor iPhone users.... their keyboard doesn't even give you a visual representation of whether you have capital letters selected or not, all you see is the easy to miss indicator over the shift key.

    Anyways, I never use the stock keyboard, Swiftkey 3 for the win.
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    Default Re: GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    Another SwiftKey 3 fan here.
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    I ran into this same issue, and since I had heard so much about swift key, I downloaded the demo. I can definitely say it is much better. Instantly, I was able to type like normal again, and got over the clutter of that stock keyboard. I'm glad they had the demo, because I would have been hesitant to spend 4 bucks, but now, I'm almost sure I'm going to buy it when my trial is up. I'm new to android, do things like swiftkey 3 go on sale once in a while? Wouldn't mind saving a buck or two there.
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    I quickly added Swype Beta on my SIII.
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    Default Re: GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    Thread title says it ALL!

    "GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zulu Warrior View Post
    I ran into this same issue, and since I had heard so much about swift key, I downloaded the demo. I can definitely say it is much better. Instantly, I was able to type like normal again, and got over the clutter of that stock keyboard. I'm glad they had the demo, because I would have been hesitant to spend 4 bucks, but now, I'm almost sure I'm going to buy it when my trial is up. I'm new to android, do things like swiftkey 3 go on sale once in a while? Wouldn't mind saving a buck or two there.
    See, I don't mind spending $4 on something that makes a genuine difference, and on something I'm going to be using all day, every day.

    I was also going nuts trying to get used to the auto-correct (especially coming straight from a BB 9900) so I grabbed it for the full price and haven't regretted it once.
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    +1 Swiftkey
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    Default Re: GS3 as THE worst auto-correction on the keyboard.

    My sister was complaining about the stock keyboard as well. Since doesn't like Swype, but uses GO SMS, I installed the free GO Keyboard and she loves it. Within a minute or two her response was "Wow! This actually works!"

    Swift is excellent too, but if you don't want to spend any money, try GO Keyboard (free).

    I've been using Swype for a couple of years and love it. I switched to SlideIT for some time, but switched back to Swype when I got the S III. Wow, they improved it tremendously!

    Regardless of what you try, report back so we know what you liked. I'm curious.
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    I really enjoy TouchPal -- It's free

    Also, I had GO Keyboard and I was getting ads in my notification center. F that.
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    Just tried it, SwiftKey is way better than any keyboard app I've ever used. Thanks!

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    I just downloaded Gokeyboard and we'll see how it works. I hope I don't get ads in notification area like the poster below has stated. I couldn't stand that. Well so far so good. Muchbetter than stock
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotd View Post
    Just tried it, SwiftKey is way better than any keyboard app I've ever used. Thanks!

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    I've had it less than 24hrs and I've been loving it so far. The voice option is great as well.
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    Swype beta to me is almost flawless.

    When I was in the original Swype beta I fell in love with it on my EVO. When it became stock on the phone it became terrible. Still usable, but just seemed like the quality went WAY down.

    Now that I have the beta on my GS3 it's back to being as great as it was before.

    Completely agree with the stock input being crap. Get Swype or Swiftkey and the problem is solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotd View Post
    Just tried it, SwiftKey is way better than any keyboard app I've ever used. Thanks!

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