Originally Posted by nazzysmith
Wow... Ok will try this...
Why don't they put this type of keyboard as standard if it is so readily available? It is odd that for such a fundamental aspect...
The reasons are manifold but I think some of the key aspects surrounding this are:
- Fear of lawsuit for too direct of similarities (which is bunk, but Apple WILL try it)
- not everyone likes the iPhone keyboard layout (has smaller keys)
- Development = time = $ to HTC, they are building a device within an operational cost budget, and to load several keyboards (or KB themes) into the ROM for the device simply raises the cost- and is unnecessary because those options are available via the play store if anyone should want them.
The phone is not developed with a premium keyboard?
Here again, "premium" can be a matter of perception. Sense has had one of the "best" keyboards on Android for a while (again, this is subjective observation), and I am sure they haven't spent much development on it since it's initial acclaim/success. But to do so would kind of miss the point of the modern smartphone ecosystem, manufacturers just have to maintain and keep their system-level apps (like the keyboard) relevant, and if people want better, better is readily available...