1. Steven Brumfield's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I was setting up my Moto X and noticed that the Moto X comes with a AOSP version of the Android Keyboard which lacks the gesture typing feature. I went ahead and tried to download and install the Google Keyboard app from the Google Play Store site on my desktop, but it said that my Moto X is not compatible with the app as it cannot be installed in the device's country (Germany). I find this strange as I used to have a Nexus 5 on another account where I used the Google Keyboard. Now I know I can grab the apk and install it that way, but still I would like to know why I am unable to install the Google Keyboard app, I don't really buy this "country" thing.

    I attached a screenshot, thanks for your input.
    Moto X incompatible with Google Keyboard app? Why?-screenshot-2014-07-05-20.06.43.png
    07-05-2014 01:28 PM
  2. mac00l's Avatar
    Make sure you have kitkat. Otherwise you won't be able to get the latest version. Why don't you install SwiftKey? It's free now
    07-05-2014 03:52 PM
  3. UncleMike's Avatar
    Google Keyboard is the stock keyboard on the Moto X. Gesture typing may need to be enabled in settings, but it's definitely there (I used it to type this).
    07-05-2014 06:24 PM
  4. benhaube's Avatar
    I use the Google keyboard and it's what came on the phone. Gesture typing was enabled by default for me.

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    07-06-2014 02:28 AM
  5. ProParkour's Avatar
    You might need to enable it in your settings. I used it to type this and it works perfectly fine.

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    07-06-2014 03:30 AM
  6. alphabets's Avatar
    might as well go with the new Android L keyboard while you're at it......

    07-06-2014 07:22 AM
  7. Steven Brumfield's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Unfortunatly, I have only the AOSP keyboard to chose from, not the Google Keyboard. Oh well, maybe more luck with Android L when it's released. Thanks for the link to the L keyboard, but it seems like it was taken down before I could get it...
    07-11-2014 04:13 AM
  8. 4runnerbrett's Avatar
    07-11-2014 04:56 AM
  9. Kristyna's Avatar
    Hi there, I have the same problem in the Czech republic :/
    09-24-2014 02:41 PM

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