Tuesday 16 August 2011

Best Alternative Android Keyboards

With all the typing,websurfing and emails flying out from our Android phone a good Android keyboard is essential.
SWYPE is one of the best Android keyboards . One of the best things about an Android phone is it's ability to be customised, so when there is a better way to do things you can be sure that we can find one on the market.
SWYPE is a new type of Android keyboard that is becoming highly popular, so much so that manufacturers of new phones are starting to bring it out as standard software.
I do a lot of blogging straight from my phone, in fact this very post is being written via phone using Swype! What makes it great is that instead of tip tapping away for hours you can type out entire words without lifting your finger from the keyboard.
It's very clever and highly intuitive. Use it and it will seem almost magical as your clumsy keyboard swypes actually resolve themselves into legible messages. The keyboard learns too, with a clever top bar giving you choices of words when it's not quite sure what you want. Generally it's very intuitive though and messages can be swyped out in a fraction of the time of traditional keyboards.
It's not all rosy though as the keyboard does seem to be memory intensive and need a faster phone to work well. Also it can't be found on the Android market and needs to be downloaded(for free), from the Swype website.
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