Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard now officially in the Android Market
A few days back, we spotted a Reddit post containing a download link to a file you folks really wanted. In fact, you wanted it so badly, our post got nearly 1,000 views in two hours. Not bad, eh? I didn’t think so either. There was one problem with the original file, however, and that was the fact that the voice command button seemed to be MIA from the keyboard — a feature many of you were longing for.
There’s good news for all of you, though. While some of you may have already seen this, I’m sure there are a few who haven’t yet, so here goes nothing. The Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard has been made available in the Android Market by developer johntanmi. Once you’ve downloaded the file, you’ll want to have a look at these instructions to get yourself rolling, but the process is rather simple, so you shouldn’t run into any troubles.
Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard Specifications:
- Multitouch keyboard
- User dictionary, built-in dictionary
- Configurable auto correction
- Redesigned and optimized keyboard layout and style
- Speech to text (select languages only)
- Custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback)
- Long press “Enter” key to bring up smiley alternatives (Only on Im mode, for example in Gtalk)
- Long press on “/” key in URL mode to bring up domains
I’m typically not one to stray from SwiftKey, but this keyboard has definitely risen to become my daily input over the past few days. It’s fast and responsive, and I’m totally digging the multi-touch and improved word prediction. The voice input UI is easy on the eyes as well, bringing more of an ICS look and feel to your device. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime, so head on over to the Market by hitting up one of the links below. What do you have to lose?