Discussion in 'Android Chat' started by Jug, Jun 16, 2011.
Yes you can, download Gingerbread keyboard from the market. It's free.
There is a free Swype-esque keyboard out there...
Never tried it. Don't quite know what it's called either :/
EDIT: SlideIT Soft Keyboard
I've used SlideIT, its alright, but its pathetic when compared to Swype. The two don't even compare. SlideIT is far too laggy.
On a side note, the 8pen is another interesting keyboard replacement. It's too laggy to use on my phone, but I tried it on my friend's Droid X and with some practice, it can be very swift to type on it.
I'm trying that out... it looks pretty dang sweet!
Make sure you make use of the gesture option...its really cool, it gives you the option to draw a small gesture and have it automatically type a phrase. You can make the gesture anything you want and have it type anything you want. For example, if you wanted to add the phrase "Should I order pizza?" you could just draw a circle. Its really cool.
Yeah, I did up a whole lot of smilies like that
But I don't think I'll ever learn to type faster on that than a regular onscreen keyboard.
It's very original though!
It is very original! I've heard it takes a week or so to get used to, but once your used to it its ridiculous how quickly and flawlessly you can produce text. It'd definitely be something you'd have to get used to. It's just kinda a cool thing to try out though
Didn't they break the world record texting speed using swype?
I thought the rules for that said you can't use any prediction stuff...
I think there's more than one different category. There's one category for predictionless typing (that means no T9 either, you actually have to push the 2 button three times to get a C) but there's other categories for hardware QWERTYs, with and without prediction, as well as softboards. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure there's like 6 different records out there to be held.
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