Improve the keyboard in the Samsung ICS update
I'm a recent Samsung Galaxy convert and underwent the upgrade from Android Gingerbread (2.3) to Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)/Android 4.0. After upgrading I noticed I simply couldn't use the keyboard! Despite using Android keyboards for over 2 years, everything I typed came out garbled. How so?
Well after digging around I came to conclusion that a few things have been messed up in the keyboard on the new update:
- The word suggestion row pops up and down as you type. This causes flickering around where your eyes are focused and easily causes eye-strain.
- The dictionary and auto-completion features are more akin to crappy T9 predictive text of yester-year than a modern smartphone. Why even build it in, let alone have it activated!
- Capitalization and Auto-full stops go out of the window. Overnight, I've been turned from an eloquent man into an illiterate pleb.
The outcome was simply I was using my phone less for work email, less for communication with friends and I'd given up tweeting. I'd defeated the point of having a smartphone. My productivity began to slide.
Fortunately, I decided I couldn't be the only newly illiterate and eye-strained person on in the world, so I hit the Internet for help. It came. As a result, I can confirm that my favourite Android app of 2012 is...
Yup, it's simply the keyboard, how we are used to it! My eyes are now grateful and my friends are appreciative of my newly recovered literacy. Cheers Steven Lin!
- Mac OS find files using regex
- ADB device driver won't install
- Eclipse: An error has occurred. See the log file .metadata/.log
- Updated blinkbox iPad app
- Nexus 7 doesn't appear in adb devices list
- 403 Forbidden error on Mac web server
- Getting error with manually created NIB?
- Adding/removing items from PATH on Mac
- Presenting at Flash Oxford
- Failed to get the task for process xx
Places you'll find me:
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
- September 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- May 2016
- April 2016