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Google launches 'Google Keyboard' to bring Nexus touch typing experience to all Android 4.0+ devices

Latest Swype beta brings hotwords, knows what Gangnam Style is

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If you've ever been stymied by your Android keyboard's limited grasp on the latest slanguage, don't quail: Swype's latest beta offering for smartphones or tablets may be your saviour. The latest version of the finger-sliding app will feature "hotwords," that keep up with language trends so that if you...
Latest Swype beta brings hotwords, knows what Gangnam Style is

Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike

www.guardian.co.uk
Syntellia's freemium app is starting on iPhone but with Android ambitionsAlternative keyboard apps like SwiftKey and Swype have been popular on Android, where they're able to replace the default touchscreen keyboard across the OS. Less so on iOS, where they can't do that.That hasn't stopped Syntellia and its Fleksy app....
Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike

QWERTY out, KALQ in: the new fast keyboard for touchscreens

gigaom.com
A re-imagined touchscreen keyboard layout promises to speed up typing on tablets. The split keyboard, known as KALQ, features two 4×4 grids of keys that were generated to produce optimal thumb typing, up to 34 percent faster than typing with QWERTY, according to new research. The new layout will be...
QWERTY out, KALQ in: the new fast keyboard for touchscreens

KeyPoint's Adaptxt keyboard enters beta for Android tablets, adds handwriting for that extra touch

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Aftermarket keyboard layouts are still relatively rare among tablets, which makes KeyPoint Technologies' new Adaptxt beta for Android tablets that much more valuable. Along with optionally splitting up the keyboard to make thumb typing that much gentler, it expands on the stock keyboard formula with aggressive word prediction and...
KeyPoint's Adaptxt keyboard enters beta for Android tablets, adds handwriting for that extra touch

DailyDirt: Evolving The Touchscreen Keyboard

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The QWERTY keyboard layout, which was created around 1875, was originally designed to prevent typewriter keys from jamming. This was done by arranging letters that were most commonly used together farther apart. While the QWERTY layout is still used today, it may not be the best layout for virtual touchscreen...
DailyDirt: Evolving The Touchscreen Keyboard

Gmail rolls out improved language support with 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs

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Google announced today on the Official Gmail Blog that it is adding improved support for languages with a number of new input tools that provide one-click access to language and keyboard layouts. According to Google, included in the update is 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs. The introduction of...
Gmail rolls out improved language support with 100 virtual keyboards, transliteration and IMEs
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Briefy: Google Keyboard for Android, Google search to have image ads

www.electronista.com
Google has added its own keyboard to Google Play. The downloadable Google Keyboard will allow users of Android 4.0 and above to use the same keyboard as used in stock Android, replacing ones used in manufacturer-supplied Android user interfaces. Gesture typing, error correction, word prediction, and voice typing has made...
Briefy: Google Keyboard for Android, Google search to have image ads

DailyDirt: Evolving The Touchscreen Keyboard

www.techdirt.com
The QWERTY keyboard layout, which was created around 1875, was originally designed to prevent typewriter keys from jamming. This was done by arranging letters that were most commonly used together farther apart. While the QWERTY layout is still used today, it may not be the best layout for virtual touchscreen...
DailyDirt: Evolving The Touchscreen Keyboard
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