virtual keyboard

Minuum shows how it’s done on Android Wear smartwatches

The idea of a virtual keyboard on a smartwatch seems very laughable for some, but Minuum has been at the forefront of revolutionising how we use keyboards, and they believe it will work on devices as small as wearables. They are now officially the first keyboard that will work on the Android Wear platform, specifically for the Samsung Gear Live, the LG G Watch and the soon to arrive Moto 360.

Fleksy adds 15 languages in beta, updates messenger app

Due to insistent demand from its users and a desire to strengthen itself in the international market, virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they are adding 15 new languages to its beta version. They also revealed that they are doing their first update for their Messenger App for the Samsung Gear smartwatch, including adding support for non-Android Wear Gear devices on the Tizen platform.

LG G3 Smart Keyboard update enhances typing experience

The much praised LG flagship G3 smartphone has a lot going for it, in terms of intuitive design, state-of-the-art hardware and user-friendly features. One of its most praised attributes is its Smart Keyboard, with its enhancements that make the typing experience easier and even fun at times. The latest update to this virtual keyboard adds even more features that are seldom found in OEMs built-in or native keyboards.

FlickKey keyboard says flicks are better than swipes

On-screen keyboards, even something as different as Minuum, often use taps or swipes, or even both. Now there's third gesture that wasn't to jump into the mix. With FlickKey, you still do a very minimum amount of tapping, but once you put that finger down on the screen, all you need to do to type out words is to flick.

Android L keyboard APK available for non-rooted devices

We’re going to have to get used to this, aren't we? By “this” we mean native Android L apps being extracted from Google's developer preview shared to the Android-using world for “testing”. One of those apps is Android L's keyboard, recently extracted from a system dump and made available by flashing it onto your rooted device. And what do you know, now it has also arrived via an apk installer for non-rooted devices. (yay!)

Minuum keyboard hands-on

The Minuum keyboard isn't new, however we did see the v2.0 release arrive in the Play Store earlier this morning. This latest release not only had the keyboard officially exiting the beta period, but it also brought a 30-day trial version for those not yet ready to fully commit. Minuum regularly sells for $3.99, so having a free trial available seems like a solid perk.

Minuum keyboard exits beta as v2.0, brings 30-day trial option

Keyboard options are one of the perks of using Android. There are numerous third party keyboard options available, some of which have proven easier to adopt. One of the slightly more difficult to initially grasp is Minuum, which at a quick glance -- looks rather different from the traditional QWERTY layout. Of course, it is really the regular layout, just minimized.
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