08-02-2010 01:15 PM
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  1. Simba501's Avatar
    Just curious to know which keypad everyone prefers. I used the Samsung keypad for a while and just switched to the Android keypad today to try it out. I think it looks great.

    *For anyone that doesn't know what I'm talking about:

    Menu > Settings > Locale and Text > Set default keyboard
    07-27-2010 03:24 PM
  2. Joeybear23's Avatar
    Just curious to know which keypad everyone prefers. I used the Samsung keypad for a while and just switched to the Android keypad today to try it out. I think it looks great.

    *For anyone that doesn't know what I'm talking about:

    Menu > Settings > Locale and Text > Set default keyboard
    I have been using the Samsung one.
    I haven't graduated to Swype yet, and I am not too impressed by the Android KB. I guess I lik ethe spacing with the Samsung KB, I can type on that thing almost as fast as a real keyboard.... okay, maybe half as fast, but still MUCH faster than that thumb-working BB Storm (having to "click" the screen with each key).
    07-27-2010 03:42 PM
  3. Lyanheart's Avatar
    I really like the Samsung keyboard and the copy/paste/arrow buttons when you long-press on the letter/number swap button.
    07-27-2010 03:49 PM
  4. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    Havent even worked up to Swype yet. I've had a physical keyboard for that past 5 years so I'm just getting used to the on-screen Samsung one.

    So the Android one sucks huh?
    07-27-2010 03:51 PM
  5. Joeybear23's Avatar
    I really like the Samsung keyboard and the copy/paste/arrow buttons when you long-press on the letter/number swap button.
    Yes, that is kool.
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    07-27-2010 03:51 PM
  6. Joeybear23's Avatar
    Havent even worked up to Swype yet. I've had a physical keyboard for that past 5 years so I'm just getting used to the on-screen Samsung one.

    So the Android one sucks huh?
    I wouldn't say it sucks, it is just not as accomodating to my thumbs as the Samsung one...
    07-27-2010 03:52 PM
  7. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    You guys/gals that use XT9. What settings did you enable?
    07-27-2010 03:58 PM
  8. harryzwd's Avatar
    of the three swype seemed to be the way to go, but ever since i installed swiftkey, i've been using that and loving it.
    07-27-2010 04:02 PM
  9. Simba501's Avatar
    Havent even worked up to Swype yet. I've had a physical keyboard for that past 5 years so I'm just getting used to the on-screen Samsung one.

    So the Android one sucks huh?
    I think it looks nicer, and while they aren't as spaced out, they appear bigger. I haven't been using it long enough to give an opinion on it just yet...
    07-27-2010 04:05 PM
  10. Dirt Mcgirt's Avatar
    I think it looks nicer, and while they aren't as spaced out, they appear bigger. I haven't been using it long enough to give an opinion on it just yet...
    Just played around with it for a few min and it does seem to be a bit more friendly to my fingers than the Samsung.
    07-27-2010 04:14 PM
  11. anneoneamouse's Avatar
    Slide finger from i button to symbol button in swype - brings up menu.

    AoN
    07-27-2010 04:21 PM
  12. l1ghtn1ng's Avatar
    I'm using the android one. I was using swype for a few days but I had to think to much while using it then the Samsung one wasn't to good at auto correction
    07-27-2010 05:40 PM
  13. hnguyen's Avatar
    I prefer the android keyboard. They keys are spaced out better for me. I agree with the other person that it requires too much thinking to use.
    07-27-2010 05:58 PM
  14. CaCHooKaMan's Avatar
    swype. much easier to type with one hand and while driving.. although i dont recommend anyone do that.
    07-27-2010 06:21 PM
  15. Terrigno's Avatar
    Im with the samsung keyboard also. The buttons are layed out a little bit bigger then Andriods and Swypes. Swype is cool once in awhile, but I dont see me swyping constantly lol
    07-27-2010 06:37 PM
  16. cajuncartfan's Avatar
    I feel like such an *****! I didn't know about the copy paste arrows on the samsung keyboard. That is the keyboard I have been using. I have used the stock android keyboard and swype on my N1 and didn't like either.
    07-27-2010 09:03 PM
  17. l1ghtn1ng's Avatar
    swype. much easier to type with one hand and while driving.. although i dont recommend anyone do that.
    While driving try using the voice-to-text on the android keyboard. Normally I don't like those voice options but it works really well
    07-27-2010 09:13 PM
  18. alphadog's Avatar
    Samsung keyboard is best - especially after you turn on the auto suggest.
    07-27-2010 09:15 PM
  19. CaCHooKaMan's Avatar
    While driving try using the voice-to-text on the android keyboard. Normally I don't like those voice options but it works really well
    ive tried it but i found that i have to correct errors even more when i use voice over swype
    07-27-2010 11:08 PM
  20. know1's Avatar
    I'm using the android one. I was using swype for a few days but I had to think to much while using it then the Samsung one wasn't to good at auto correction
    Same here.

    The Swype SEEMS faster, but without auto correction and with words that end in double letters, etc., I'm not sure it actually is.

    I switched to Android and am basically using the voice input whenever possible. That seems the fastest.
    07-28-2010 06:59 AM
  21. Albitron's Avatar
    Came from the iphone..."in which i do not encourage anyone to own"
    Using the swype board.... easy to use.... can use it as regular text or utilize the swype feature... just have to get use to the symbol placement
    07-28-2010 07:30 AM
  22. Albitron's Avatar
    Same here.

    The Swype SEEMS faster, but without auto correction and with words that end in double letters, etc., I'm not sure it actually is.

    I switched to Android and am basically using the voice input whenever possible. That seems the fastest.
    double letters are created on swype by making a loop with your finger over that letter... pretty easy after you do it a couple of times
    07-28-2010 07:31 AM
  23. Obeg's Avatar
    I love Swype. It seems to read my mind. There are times when I get "lost" in my swype and think "no way it will get this one!" and then somehow "perpendicular" is there! lol

    I came from a world of the 3 previous smart phones I owned had physical keyboards so I have zero experience typing on a screen (other than on my nook). On the second day of using swype I challenged my friend on his iPhone (he has used one for 3 years) to type "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog." I beat him and with only one mistake (fox was fix).

    I sometimes wish I could swype my laptop keyboard.
    07-28-2010 08:13 AM
  24. know1's Avatar
    double letters are created on swype by making a loop with your finger over that letter... pretty easy after you do it a couple of times
    Thanks for the tip. I still am not convinced I can type faster on swype than I can on a standard keyboard, and I really like using the voice input most of all.
    07-28-2010 08:17 AM
  25. objectuser's Avatar
    So far I don't really like any of them. My brain doesn't work with Swype (can't seem to find letters) and I want to use two hands anyway.

    The other keyboards don't auto-correct very well for me (used to the iPhone auto-correct). But I'm swapping back and forth between the Samsung and Android keyboards to see if I can get used to one.

    Cool that there are others in the market as well. If I can't get used to one of the built-in ones, I'll try out one of the others.
    07-28-2010 09:20 AM
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