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I want a comma key!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shockeroo, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. shockeroo

    shockeroo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm very very tempted by the Galaxy S 2 but I've played with one in a shop and there was no comma key on the keyboard, forcing me to go into a submenu every time I want a comma. I've since checked out the Techradar review which says that the comma has been replaced by the voice input key and there's no way to change it on this handset.

    Is there ANY way I can change things so I have a comma key, preferably in place of the voice input button? This is a total deal-breaker for me, I type on my phones so much I can't imagine living without a comma.


  2. Jim34

    Jim34 Newbie

    yep ditto - I want a comma key too. It's a bit annoying having to go into a sub menu
  3. KingCustard

    KingCustard Lurker

    Install BetterKeyboard instead of using the stock keyboard & hey presto.
  4. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    Just get one of the many keyboards available in the market.
  5. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    get a keyboard replacement.. or use swype, which comes preinstalled. i actually laughed when i first heard how swype works. it sounded dumb.. now i cant imagine typing without it. its amazing n super fast to use.. give it a shot, it takes a day to get used to n u'd love it after that. n yes, it has a comma key
  6. shockeroo

    shockeroo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried swype in the store but there was no comma.

    Thanks for the keyboard app suggestions. Can I swype on those?
  7. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    Yes there is. Im looking at it right now.
  8. brykins

    brykins Android Enthusiast

    Indeed there is - it's just on the "wrong" side of the space key.
  9. shockeroo

    shockeroo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm quite confident there wasn't one on the phone I was shown because I asked the assistant about it... but perhaps we're both going blind.

    I'd still like to know if I can swype on BetterKeyboard or other market keyboard.
  10. heshanj

    heshanj Android Expert

    im pretty sure u cant 'swype' on betterkeyboard. the only other keyboard app that i can recall with swype-like usage is SlideIt and thats not free.. go for swype, i guarantee it has a comma key, on the left of the space bar.. check out a youtube video or something :)
  11. stevehy

    stevehy Well-Known Member

    Everyone that tells you there is a comma is correct, to settle this look at the screen shot:

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  12. Rhydian

    Rhydian Newbie

    this thread just made my day. Just tried swype for the first time and I'm loving it. and yes there is defiantly a comma key. Make sure you have turned on the swype keyboard.
  13. eclap

    eclap Member

    Like others said. Use swype! Takes a but of getting used to buy its amazing. Plus it looks cool. Can't even tell you how many of my friends I've amazed with swyping my fingers across the screen lol...
  14. MHstlunatic

    MHstlunatic Lurker

    The standard keyboard is horrible in layout in my opinion, comma and smilies are buried and coming from a desire this was enough to dampen my excitement when i got the handset. Until i realised the the htc mod keyboard i had on my desire is also 100% compatible with the s2. go to http://www.gimpsta.com/themer/index.php you'll need to create an account which takes 2 seconds and then you are free to experiment with keyboard designs to your hearts content. The site is free and created by someone over at xda and it is brilliant, virtually everything is customisable in the options, really fast to use and wipes the floor with every other keyboard available. Just make sure you select v27-froyo high res when beginning the creation on the site and you'll have no worries.
  15. TimInIreland

    TimInIreland Newbie

    I use SwiftKey X Beta.... and I love it .... :)
  16. prolineweb

    prolineweb Lurker

    SWIFTKEY IS AWESOME! I just can't wait to have a Galaxy S2
  17. akanimbus

    akanimbus Newbie

    Tried this but have been unable to download custom keyboard error= "Cannot download. The content is not supported on this phone" :thinking:
  18. MHstlunatic

    MHstlunatic Lurker

    When you say download, do you mean transferring onto the phone? If you got it onto your phone you need to install it using a file manager, download astro file manager (free version) off of the market, run it and find the location on the phone where the keyboard is saved and it will install it as an app. Then all thats left is to go into your messaging or any typing app, long press in a text field and select input method, then just select your new keyboard. Hope that helps.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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