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Brand New Version Of Thumb Keyboard Released
Following the success of XDA forum member appelflap‘s Thumb Keyboard in November of last year, here comes a completely new version, rebuilt from scratch and launched as a public beta.
The app has been built from a whole new core and optimised for Gingerbread and Honeycomb, as well as introducing a whole lot of new features including:
- Correct previous written words with suggestions
- Shortcuts – store and edit written phrases, mail signatures, logins and insert them with a simple tap
- New addition to the prediction algorithm
- New – resize the width of the letter keys on the split layouts
- Alternative suggestions for voice input
- Redesign of the keyboard based on multi-touch chording
- New style popup keyboards
- New design of the keyboard layout
- Lots more!
To find out more information and download the beta, head on over to the application thread.
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