Get Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard on Android 2.2+ devices without Rooting

Now that Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android OS is being highly applauded by professional reviewers and developers. It’s right time to get some bits of ICS on your Android phone such as the beautiful and fast ICS keyboard. An XDA member for.digit has successfully ported the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard for devices running Android 2.2 or higher. It is free, works great and NO ROOT is required.

Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard currently in Beta, support majority of Android devices. It can be easily downloaded and installed from the Android Market. It currently supports more than 20 languages and includes 5 dictionaries namely: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. The keyboard has a cool interface, handy shortcuts, suggestion bar, User dictionary, etc. However, we noticed that the last row of keys on keyboard is only partly visible and the Speech to text function also doesn’t works as of now. Though, we’re quite sure these bugs would be fixed in future updates.

Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard

ICS keyboard_landscape-mode

Included are several ICS keyboard settings that you can customize as per your needs.

Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard settings    ICS keyboard_settings-2


– 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
– Long press on "/" key in URL mode to bring up domains

Note: A "collecting data" warning message shown is a part of the Android OS, and it appears whenever a third party keyboard is enabled. Don’t worry about it.

Download Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard [Market Link]

via [Android Police]


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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