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  1. subguy812's Avatar
    Just curious what keyboards everyone is using with their S20? I have used GBoard for a few years now, but used to use SwiftKey.
    05-24-2020 05:52 AM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    I bounce back and forth between Gboard and the BlackBerry keyboard

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    05-24-2020 07:41 AM
  3. mlblack16's Avatar
    I use Gboard the majority of the time, especially on certain apps/websites like this one. For some reason, Gboard will not work on the quick reply box, but Samsung stock KB does.

    I've tried to like Swiftkey, but always run into issues. Gboard seems to have the most accurate swiping. I also noticed that Swiftkey is now owned by Microsoft?
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    05-24-2020 08:49 AM
  4. gallopiton's Avatar
    I bounce back and forth between Gboard and the BlackBerry keyboard

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    I used bb phones for many years until my key2 started to have issues. How do you install the bb keyboard? Thanks
    05-24-2020 09:52 AM
  5. bhatech's Avatar
    Love Gboard and use it on all my devices. Can't tolerate whatever Samsung ships, Gboard works great for me on all my phones. But it comes down to preference since everyone has their favorite keyboard.
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    05-24-2020 11:26 AM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    Love Gboard and use it on all my devices. Can't tolerate whatever Samsung ships, Gboard works great for me on all my phones. But it comes down to preference since everyone has their favorite keyboard.
    Neither of them will ever equal a half decent physical one in terms of accuracy, tactility and comfort.

    However, Gboard, SwiftKey and the BB keyboard are generally regarded as the best you'll get with glass.
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    05-24-2020 11:56 AM
  7. bhatech's Avatar
    Neither of them will ever equal a half decent physical one in terms of accuracy, tactility and comfort.

    However, Gboard, SwiftKey and the BB keyboard are generally regarded as the best you'll get with glass.
    I hate the physical keyboard. And yes may be I'm in the minority here but I prefer onscreen keyboard with swipe anyday over the physical keyboards. I'm not going to miss them one bit.
    05-24-2020 12:09 PM
  8. the_boon's Avatar
    I hate the physical keyboard. And yes may be I'm in the minority here but I prefer onscreen keyboard with swipe anyday over the physical keyboards. I'm not going to miss them one bit.
    You're definitely not in the minority lol, hence why we've had less than 10 keyboard options in total over the last five years, compared to hundreds (thousands?) of all touch phones.
    05-24-2020 01:17 PM
  9. williams448's Avatar
    I want to like the Samsung keyboard, but Gboard is just more accurate with swiping and text prediction. I do switch to Sammy KB when I want to use stickers or AR emojis.
    05-24-2020 05:00 PM
  10. Adnen Boultif's Avatar
    Hi, i'm using Typewise for months (since the beta version) and i really like it, the unique layout makes it easy to type, a keyboard that fully respect my privacy and a very good support from the devs.
    05-28-2020 03:46 PM
  11. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    SwiftKey for me. I've been using it for years. I've tried a bunch and always go back to SwiftKey. Gboard is a close second.
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    05-28-2020 06:15 PM
  12. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I have yet to find an Android keyboard that doesn't frustrate me. They all do in one way or another. Gboard drives me nuts, the accidental touches are too much.
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    05-29-2020 01:00 AM
  13. BergerKing's Avatar
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    SwiftKey for me. I've been using it for years. I've tried a bunch and always go back to SwiftKey. Gboard is a close second.
    SwiftKey going back to my first Android phone in 2012, a Motorola Photon. Loved that phone, but it was poorly supported, and WiMax, which lived a very short life. I face it to one of the kids for hus phone and upgraded that same year to the Galaxy S3. I have the keyboard response time shortened for faster typing, especially when it comes to dropping punctuation and characters. My 'long' presses are very short in duration. I just love that I install and sign in, and it goes from there.
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    05-29-2020 05:51 AM
  14. V J's Avatar
    Swiftkey. I came from Windows Phone waaay back in 2012 which had an amazing stock keyboard and Swiftkey was the closest to it, but better. Stuck with it ever since.
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    05-29-2020 07:51 AM
  15. jhimmel's Avatar
    I like the Blackberry keyboard most. However, it has had a problem with the clipboard function on it for a long time now - I think since Android 10. So now I use Gboard configured as close to BB keyboard as I can make it. If BB keyboard ever gets fixed I'll probably go back, but I'm not hopeful.
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    05-29-2020 05:57 PM
  16. fanisk's Avatar
    BlackBerry keyboard!
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    05-29-2020 06:32 PM
  17. rj240's Avatar
    I tried to install the Blackberry keyboard APK. It starts installing, but then I get an error message saying that it was not installed. Anyone else have this issue? What am I doing wrong?
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    06-16-2020 11:48 AM
  18. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I tried to install the Blackberry keyboard APK. It starts installing, but then I get an error message saying that it was not installed. Anyone else have this issue? What am I doing wrong?
    I had the same issue
    06-16-2020 12:00 PM
  19. joeldf's Avatar
    I tried to install the Blackberry keyboard APK. It starts installing, but then I get an error message saying that it was not installed. Anyone else have this issue? What am I doing wrong?
    I had the same issue
    Pretty sure the BlackBerry Keyboard app needs to be patched for it to run on non-BlackBerry devices.

    Cobalt's BlackBerry Manager app will download the app from the Play Store, patch it, then install it. The BlackBerry Manager can also install the whole BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, but if all you want is the keyboard, that's all you need to install.

    I'm not sure the BlackBerry Keyboard app from other sources is properly pre-patched, so if that's your source, then that could be why it's not installing - it's looking for a BlackBerry Android device, most likely the BlackBerry Priv, Dtek50/60 or Motion.

    The Keyboard app also requires at least Android 5, and ARM v8 processor.
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    06-16-2020 01:26 PM
  20. rj240's Avatar
    Pretty sure the BlackBerry Keyboard app needs to be patched for it to run on non-BlackBerry devices.

    Cobalt's BlackBerry Manager app will download the app from the Play Store, patch it, then install it. The BlackBerry Manager can also install the whole BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, but if all you want is the keyboard, that's all you need to install.

    I'm not sure the BlackBerry Keyboard app from other sources is properly pre-patched, so if that's your source, then that could be why it's not installing - it's looking for a BlackBerry Android device, most likely the BlackBerry Priv, Dtek50/60 or Motion.

    The Keyboard app also requires at least Android 5, and ARM v8 processor.
    Thanks for your answer. I created the APK from my daughter's BB Motion, so what you say makes sense.

    I'm trying to install it on my S20+.
    06-17-2020 01:02 PM
  21. rj240's Avatar
    Done! Installed the BlackBerry manager app, and then the Keyboard through the app. Yay!

    Thank you!
    06-17-2020 01:55 PM
  22. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I got it installed as well. But it wasn't as totally straight forward. It couldn't find the keyboard in the play store. It isn't as intuitive as the Samsung keyboard. But it is quite large keys.
    06-17-2020 02:59 PM
  23. joeldf's Avatar
    I got it installed as well. But it wasn't as totally straight forward. It couldn't find the keyboard in the play store. It isn't as intuitive as the Samsung keyboard. But it is quite large keys.
    You wouldn't normally see it in the Play Store because it's not available for non BlackBerry phones.

    You also don't update through the Play Store. But if an update is available, the BlackBerry Manager will show it's available and update from there.

    For me, all I really want the BlackBerry Keyboard for is the swipe up feature from the next letter for predicted words. So far, it's the only vkb app that does that. All others line up the predicted words above the keyboard itself, and that's just aggravating.

    And, that's only because I had a BlackBerry Z10 with the same swipe up feature for 4 years, and after first switching to the Samsung S8, I felt a bit lost.
    06-17-2020 10:17 PM
  24. BergerKing's Avatar
    Part of the reason I love SwiftKey is for the Sync, since I use it across more than one device. So much easier when the keyboard is the same or as close as possible across them. I also love the fact you can chance the keyboard characters response time, as I have my keys dialed in for much faster typing, consistently faster in selecting secondary characters on the keys. I prefer a dedicated numbers row, as well. ✭<Adding text characters like this is a bonus, along with the keyboard replacement shortcuts I missed from the old BlackBerry phones I broke in on. Being able to share links and such with just a few characters and the spacebar was sorely missed for a long time.
    06-18-2020 12:55 AM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use the stock Samsung keyboard, Gboard and SwiftKey (rotate between them). All three work well for me.

    Gboard has a sync feature just like SwiftKey.
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    06-18-2020 01:08 AM
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