10-08-2014 11:41 AM
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  1. infinity12402's Avatar
    i wish they had released this before i payed for a 3rd party one. its def better than the stock keyboard
    06-07-2013 11:39 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    By far best keyboard for what I use it for. I'm not into themes on keyboards, etc. and the gesture typing and speech to text capture are impressive.
    06-07-2013 02:03 PM
  3. viper31573's Avatar
    I would never use a keyboard I had to pay for. That's why I used kii because it was free. Now that Google is free I'll use it.

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk 4

    Maybe I shouldn't say never. that's a long time
    06-07-2013 02:45 PM
  4. viper31573's Avatar
    I've only bought 1 app between my 2 smartphones I've owned.

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk 4
    06-07-2013 02:47 PM
  5. Aquila's Avatar
    I would never use a keyboard I had to pay for. That's why I used kii because it was free. Now that Google is free I'll use it.

    Maybe I shouldn't say never. that's a long time
    I've only bought 1 app between my 2 smartphones I've owned.
    wow.
    06-07-2013 02:49 PM
  6. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing. Seems simple, efficient, and to the point. I just wish it came in a light version. I hate dark UI's
    This. Exactly this. I'm a minimalist. I like things functional, yet clean and simple. The stock keyboard is just getting to that point. It feels lightweight to me, it runs fast enough, and in my opinion it's good enough right now to keep me from using a third-party keyboard as my primary one. If I can stick with stock components without sacrificing what I see as important functionality, I definitely will.

    To clarify, I have used most of the popular third-party keyboards out there.
    aggie likes this.
    06-07-2013 02:56 PM
  7. starshockey's Avatar
    This is now my favorite keyboard however in reviewing my battery stats with it installed it has Google services hitting 60-70% usage. I uninstalled and Google services dropped below 5% anyone have any clues?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    06-07-2013 02:58 PM
  8. Julian Stevens's Avatar
    Do you know how to automatically capitalize letters?
    06-07-2013 03:51 PM
  9. infinity12402's Avatar
    as soon as you open the google keyboard app one of the first selections is auto caps
    06-07-2013 03:55 PM
  10. chirag05's Avatar
    I'm very happy with my SwiftKey h it will give a shot at least to Google's keyboard.

    Sent from my GSIII
    06-07-2013 03:59 PM
  11. chirag05's Avatar
    Oops.

    http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/...ps23a18b06.png

    Posted via Android Central App
    And that's why I have been wondering all the time why I can't find Google's keyboard in Play Store.

    Sent from my GSIII
    06-07-2013 04:02 PM
  12. chirag05's Avatar
    Um...it's called Google Keyboard. Click here to get it from the Play Store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...utmethod.latin

    This item isn't available in my country.



    Sent from my GSIII
    Aquila likes this.
    06-07-2013 04:04 PM
  13. viper31573's Avatar
    wow.
    Something wrong with using free apps? Other than tapatalk I haven't found a paid app I needed.

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk 4
    06-07-2013 04:19 PM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Something wrong with using free apps? Other than tapatalk I haven't found a paid app I needed.

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk 4
    Nope, it's just amazing because it's so different than what I do. I buy some apps that I try for a few minutes then uninstall. Just because I think they appreciate $.99 more than 4 stars, etc. I don't do it with random apps, but with ones that I appreciate what they're doing and want to see them continue...

    Nothing wrong with what you're doing at all, that's why there is a free app section and my wife hardly buys any apps either.
    06-07-2013 04:21 PM
  15. jeffruby's Avatar
    The trace like on this keyboard is way to thick. But I like the use of holding shift with left hand and secondary character with other hand

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    06-07-2013 06:56 PM
  16. viper31573's Avatar
    The trace like on this keyboard is way to thick. But I like the use of holding shift with left hand and secondary character with other hand

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    Long press does same thing

    sent from viper's note 2 using tapatalk 4
    06-07-2013 06:58 PM
  17. jeffruby's Avatar
    Right, long press does do same thing. But if your typing over 50 words per minute than its faster to use two thumbs. The long press even if reduced slows you down.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    06-07-2013 07:45 PM
  18. shief24's Avatar
    This keyboard is good but I don't find the auto correct as good as Swiftkey. I'm going to keep trying to use it but people are literally telling me to switch back to my old keyboard.
    06-08-2013 12:43 AM
  19. chirag05's Avatar
    SwiftKey is the best. It is faster than any other keyboard. And with the speed I type I don't think there can be any other keyboard better than SwiftKey.

    Sent from my GSIII
    06-08-2013 01:46 AM
  20. Jnorton2724's Avatar
    Works great on my HTC One. Glad I can get the Nexus 4 keyboard on this phone. The HTC one keyboard isn't bad but I got use to this keyboard and really enjoy it.

    Sent from my HTC One
    Aquila likes this.
    06-08-2013 02:31 AM
  21. eds817's Avatar
    I tried it and still prefer the stock keyboard on my Note II because of the number keys at the top.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 2
    06-08-2013 02:46 AM
  22. richs10's Avatar
    I tried it and still prefer the stock keyboard on my Note II because of the number keys at the top.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 2
    Same here. Having the numbers on the top row is great. I hate having to shift to get to them. I wish this was an option on other keyboards.
    monsieurms likes this.
    06-08-2013 06:30 AM
  23. monsieurms's Avatar
    I must eat my words. As others have noted, the key is the numbers on top....Reverted to Samsung stock.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-08-2013 09:28 AM
  24. tinatinabanana's Avatar
    Very insightful thread. I actually do like the Google Keyboard because the predictions are so much more accurate and practical than the stock Samsung one. However everyone's comments have convinced me to try Kii and Swiftkey. I don't really care for the gesture typing much; I have small hands so using one hand to swipe across the screen of my S4 is pretty difficult. UI is nice enough for me but I agree it should be more customizable!

    Also, I wish for emojis... Sigh... I downloaded the "emoji for English words" add-on dictionary but they don't show up :-( the comments say that you need to type the whole word, but seriously that defeats the entire purpose of emojis. They're meant to shorten words into one cute little icon, not make life more difficult for the rest of us by making us type the whole word :-( sigh...

    But still in my case, I can't seem to select it as an input language although it says it's downloaded already. I don't understand why most Android phones don't come with emojis like the Nexus, or even the iPhone which has had them way back when. I know it's a shallow request but it's got a demand! Sigh, I shall wait for the day all phones will be equal with emojis. (First world problem much...)
    09-20-2013 01:43 PM
  25. mike30045's Avatar
    I was mad i couldnt find the emojis on google keyboard too but they are actually there...just long press the enter button and you can access all the google keyboard emojis
    10-08-2014 09:33 AM
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