8pen Android Keyboard Updated to 1.1, Now Free


Not long ago I told you about 8pen, the alternative keyboard that asks the question, if the typewriter had never been invented, and didn’t influence text input methods on smartphones, what would the “keyboard” look like.

It wasn’t free, but didn’t cost all that much (about US$1.60). It just got a pretty nice update, now at 1.1, which includes:

– Auto-space is now optional, and disabled by default

– Voice input (Android 2.2 with voice recognition enabled)

– Preview popup

– Improved dictionary support (suggestions, auto-complete, quick fixes)

– Basic themes

– Height adjustment

– Fine-grained shift pressure threshold

– Optional vibration when passing through central region

– Slightly modified numeric layout, for easier access to #, & etc.

– HTC Tattoo fix

– Fix of phone keyboard bug that caused force close on some phones

– and it’s FREE!

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Source: 8pen

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.