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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tetelasti, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Tetelasti

    Tetelasti Newbie
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    I am very impressed with this keyboard. I never thought I would say that a "keyboard" is impressive, I mean, a keyboard is a keyboard right? WRONG! With the LG G3 you have the ability to customize the keyboard!

    So even before customizing anything i think the LG Keyboard is one of my favorites. Its very accurate, good interface, and just feels good to type on. When you add in the customizing, the keyboard just gets better.
    Customize the Size:
    By using these options you can make your keyboard as large or as small as the below:

    So depending on your hand size and your comfort, there is a Keyboard size for you!

    The other great thing that I love is the auto correct options. You can make it as mild or aggressive as you want. See below!


    There is so much more to the keyboard than this, these are just my favorite features. This keyboard even learns from you! As you type more, the margins will get bigger so that you do not accidentally press "S" instead of "A". This is simply the best phone to text or type with!

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  2. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    I've read that there is some sort of swype style function in the G3 stock keyboard. Can anybody confirm that?

    Getting my G3 tomorrow and I'm going over the apps I want to load up after activation.

  3. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Yeah, it has Swype built in to the stock keyboard and it works quite well.
  4. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    Great. Thanks! :)
  5. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    No problem! Enjoy the new phone :D
  6. admob

    admob Well-Known Member

    Quite well? It works amazing.. Better than any 3rd party app IMO
  7. legalkill

    legalkill Android Enthusiast

    Yes its really good. I have not installed swiftkey back, but I miss the prediction engine.
  8. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    I have installed SwiftKey but continue to use the LG keyboard. I prefer the LG keyboard but also miss the prediction. There were entire paragraphs that I typed only a handfull of words using SwiftKey because of its awesome predictive abilities.
  9. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    I used the G3 keyboard the first two weeks I had the phone. It provides "swipe" functionality. I think its a good solid keyboard.

    That said, yeah, I just put Swype on to test and compare. For "swyping" you still can't beat Swype. I plan on buying the full version.

    One of the things Swype shines at is "error correction" I'm not a very accurate at swyping or spelling and yet Swype is manages to figure out what word I meant. It's seriously scary good at it.
  10. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the input. I have the full version. Purchased it when I got my lucid and have used it ever since.

    Will I lose all the other cool features in the stock keyboard such as resize and splitting the keyboard if I install and use swype?
  11. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

  12. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    Good to know. I'll be all stock until I get used to it. I can always toy with everything else later.
  13. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    I've been using Swype for a while. Went back to Swiftkey the other day, but it wasn't as good at picking up what I was swiping.

    I quickly tried the LG Stock keyboard, but I don't like that it doesn't have a long press back to erase the whole last work. Looks like you just have to hit back multiple times. Will be hard for me to get used to.
  14. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    Well it seems that the lg stock keyboard works just as good if not better than the keyboard with swype on my lucid.
  15. mpavlansky

    mpavlansky Well-Known Member

    I used the LG keyboard for the first two weeks, but broke down and just had to have certain features from Swype back. I've used Swype since my DX, and it was beta and free until I got my G3. I really got used to the way I can make Swype insert apostrophes, toggle back and forth between cap lock, and the way several of the symbols are laid out. I broke down and bought the current version of Swype and am a happy camper once again.

    I had too many messed up words come on the screen with the LG keyboard, then the editing process (of the messed up words) was more cumbersome and slower to me. I'm back to my speedy self again with Swype.
  16. 91Firebirder

    91Firebirder Well-Known Member

    I *like* the LG keyboard but in no way do I think it is "great" "amazing" or anything else. Yes, it has swype features, but in my experience the prediction is horrible, it only gives 3 predictions (haven't found a way to get more like with swype), fixing a word is slow. I am still using it but am looking for a replacement. Found pre-installed swype on my GS3 much better.
  17. dlphnfn

    dlphnfn Member

    I had Swype on my HTC devices and then it came with my S4, so I'm married to it. I tried all the others, but I can't unSwype myself. And gesture typing is not SWYPING! Swype is Swyping. :D
  18. mlblack16

    mlblack16 Well-Known Member

    The stock LG keyboard has a lot going for it. I really like being able to drag the keyboard to the left or right for one-hand typing.

    However, I got a lot of lag using stock. Also, word correction is harder, word prediction was crazy at times. It often tried to say I was wanting to spell numbers like 56th. I had to go back to Google's keyboard. It's all around the best functionality for me.

    Did anyone else experience lag with the LG keyboard?
  19. cuellarm

    cuellarm Newbie

    I experienced severe lag with the LG keyboard. Installed Swiftkey, and now all is good, no lag whatsoever.
  20. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    That's funny...for me it was the exact opposite.

    One thing I do notice is that if anyone uses the app "Fuelly" to track your gas fill ups / mpg...the LG keyboard goes into a number mode where the numbers take center stage to make it easier to input data. This is based on how the apps are coded I think. With the LG one, there is no way to insert a period. That sucks cause I have to switch to swiftkey every time I fill up. Only problem I've had so far...
  21. SpyderBite

    SpyderBite Well-Known Member

    Yah. Same here. No lag with the LG keyboard.
  22. grdh20

    grdh20 Well-Known Member

    I've also migrated to the Google Keyboard after using just about everything else. Only issue is no number row and also the occasional boot up message "com.google.gaps not working"
  23. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I've used SWYPE since it was first released years ago, it's been excellent. That said I always embrace new things. The G3 keyboard is also very good.

    I stick with SWYPE , primarily because it syncs across my other Android phones, so when I add special words unique to my work, I only add them once and when I use another phone the word is there saving me extra time.
  24. cuellarm

    cuellarm Newbie

    I read somewhere that the LG keyboard lags when you have more than one language set up for prediction and auto-correction, so that might have been why mine lagged. With Swiftkey I have two languages going on at the same time and it works pretty well. Swype can also handle it just fine.
  25. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    A practice that I've implemented in the last year is to remove any languages that I don't use. In some cases other than saving a bit of space, functionality has been improved.
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