Dianne Hackborn Talks Soft Keyboards for Android 1.5

keyboard_01We have to be getting close to dropping the full Android 1.5 SDK on developers.  It’s either that or we’re going to see the platform updated soon.

The Android Developers blog was updated late last night with an article from Dianne Hackborne.  This time around, the topic is On-Screen Input Methods, more specifically, soft keyboards.  As usual, the article is written for developers looking to implement some Google assistance with their apps.

The Android IMF is designed to support a variety of IMEs, including soft keyboard, hand-writing recognizers, and hard keyboard translators. Our focus, however, will be on soft keyboards, since this is the kind of input method that is currently part of the platform.

Hmmm… Hand-writing recognizers?  Sounds like official stylus support within Android might be coming.

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4641 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Periscope, from News360, brings depth to news sites on Chrome and more [PRESS RELEASE]

News360 Introduces Periscope, Brings Depth and Insight to News Across the Web New Extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari Brings Popular News App Features to Thousands of News Sites  

News and Rumors

Cricket Wireless adds ZTE Engage to Android roster

Cricket Wireless today announced that they will soon be offering their second Android 4.0 smartphone in the form of the ZTE Engage. Set to arrive on October 2, the handset

News and Rumors

Rogers’ Xperia Arc and Xperia Play Tipped for April 28 Release

Sony Ericsson recently announced a bunch of new Android phones at the MWC 2011, notably the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play. Canadian carrier Rogers has officially announced that they will

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply