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General Nexus 7 keyboard? The virtual - what software is it?

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  1. CrackBaby

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    I read in one review that the Nexus 7 has the best virtual keyboard he has ever tried. I'll be darned if I can find the review now...I will post the URL when I find it. Anyway, was wondering if anyone knows what it is. Is it swiftkey, swype, or something new?
     

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    i think he was referring to the jelly bean stock keyboard...
     
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    It would be the jellybean stock keyboard. From the video I saw it looks like a complete copy of swiftkey. You have three word predictions on top with the regular keys below.
     
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    Yeah I remember having seen that in a number of places. A few reviews said it was pretty much SwiftKey. I have SwiftKey purchased but I'm going to give the stock JB keyboard a try before I install it on my Nexus 7. SwiftKey is going to have to come up with something interesting (besides a more complex dictionary) to gain new subscribers once JB becomes one of Android's more dominant OS's.
     
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    I have swiftkey on my phone, but I'm pretty sure that the tablet version is different and costs money on its own. So I don't think i will be buying that. I'll just use stock.
     
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    I use the paid version of Swiftkey 3. There is also a tablet version. A free and a paid. The free is only 1 month free trial though.
     
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    Thanks. I tried swiftkey tablet and had a problem using it within Google search. For example, if I were to search for "two googlevoice numbers one phone" the swift key inserted: "two googlevoice numnumnumnumnumnumnumnum"

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    Yep, one of the only problems with SwiftKey is you need to purchase it separately for phones and tablets.
    I personally love it and think the text prediction is much better than the stock JB keyboard. Plus you can have a divided keyboard for landscape on tablets.
     
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    I held off buying the tablet version for a year for my Xoom- then saw they had a 50% off promotion a month or so. Tried out the trial briefly, liked what I saw and went for it. Don't regret it for an instant - it's nice to have virtually the same keyboard on both my Incredible and my Xoom.

    Gonna be buying the wife a Nexus 7 for her birthday next month so it'll be interesting to see how the stock JB keyboard compares.
     
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    Stock JB isn't all that bad but it doesn't learn the text prediction like SwiftKey does. Probably one of the best paid apps out there. Well worth it.
     
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