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Get the Android 4.2 Keyboard with Gesture Support Now

Do you have a hankering to try out the new Jelly Bean keyboard with swipe features? Then I’ve got some bodacious news for you.

The Android 4.2 keyboard with gesture support has been ported and released, by a third party, in the Google Play market. Sadly, you need to be running Android 4.1 and up to install the app. The developer does mention that a Gingerbread port may be coming in the future.

AOSP Android 4.2 Keyboard with Gesture Support

For the time being, only the English language is supported, but alternate languages will be made available soon.

Once installed, you’ll need to set up the keyboard manually as the default input device (Settings > Language and Input).

All setbacks aside, I have the keyboard installed on my Droid Bionic, and I totally adore it. Compared to the actual Swype keyboard, which came preinstalled on my phone, the Android 4.2 keyboard is leaps and bounds above it. Go try it out for yourself and don’t forget to tell everyone what you think below!

UPDATE (11/15/2012): Honso has updated the app to be compatible with ICS devices. Unfortunately, the Google Play link is broken, it looks like the app may have been taken down. I'll update this post as soon as I know anything else.

Source: Droid Life


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  • You are very welcome Yusuf! There are a few more writers to watch out for too, so you'll be plenty busy. :)

    Hey Pat, if you'd like to send me an email directly you can get a hold of me at "" They just haven't added the appropriate contact information for me yet, like they have with the other writers. In case you'd much rather speak to someone else, you can email Klaus, or Steven.



  • I just wanted to say thank you Briley, for keeping Android PIT running the way Eric did lol after he left, I was afraid only Steven would post, and sadly he didnt post much, and I enjoyed his posts. Now I got you to watch out for ;D

  • PatPion Nov 15, 2012 Link to comment

    Hi Briley,

    Is there some way to get a hold of your editor? I wanted to send you a mail, but the functionality from the site doesn't seem to work?

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