Swype Celebrates Successes

One of the hottest soft keyboards available for Android, Swype, is less than a year old, but it has plenty going for it.  We just received an email from Swype’s PR company which was full of milestones and accomplishments.  No longer a secret beta project known only to Android insiders, ...

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T-Mobile myTouch 1.2 Featuring Swype?

In just a few short days, T-Mobile is expected to release the updated version of their myTouch 3G handset. Among the notable changes in design are a 3.5mm headphone jack and more memory.  A leaked internal screenshot for T-Mobile indicates a software enhancement will be joining the party too. ...

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Early Look: Probability-Based Keyboard “qwerted”

Check out this new take on the traditional Android soft keyboard. Rather than just changing the color or general shape of the buttons, qwerted changes the actual size of them based on the probability that they’ll be hit next.  For instance, if you type a ‘c’, the letter ...

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How to Show/Hide Soft Keyboard Programmatically [DEV TIPS & TOOLS]

I had to figure it out today so I thought I’ll shared it with the world. Say for whatever reason you need to show or to hide virtual (soft) keyboard in your Android app. It’s not very intuitive but can be easily done. Here’s one scenario – you are executing action that ...

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Samsung’s Customized Keyboard

The first images of Samsung’s on-screen keyboard have made their way online thanks to Android.hdblog.it.  As you can see, there is just only so much you can do to customize the QWERTY keyboard.  What Samsung has done is give the end user more options for entry.  Did you know you can ...

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App Review: Handcent SMS

If you haven’t tried Handcent’s SMS app, you should go download it NOW.  It’s packed full of customizable features & one of those apps you’ll find yourself using every day.  These awesome features range from conversation style, to fonts, and notifications. Did you ...

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Zeta TYPE Looking for Virtual Keyboard Testers

Anyone interested in doing a little testing for a new virtual keyboard designed to run on Android?  Zeta Type is looking for alpha and beta testers willing to help shape their upcoming release.  As of right now, there are 50 spots open for those of you who pre-register.  Not only do you get ...

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