By Simba Chikanza:
The keyboard app which runs on the Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4 android phones(it will not run on any earlier Samsung phones), allows for ease of access in terms of typing and intuitively interpreting what a person wants to type even when they make a mistake. It utilises a tactical heuristic knowledge database which allows the phone’s keyboard to assist the user more like another human being. After 8 weeks of testing the app, this reporter has concluded the app is arguably one of the most advanced developments in computer technology.
Even when one makes a mistake, the phone, using a complex compilation of calculated responses, jumps ahead in ‘thinking’ for the user.
So what does this mean then? A Ndebele/Zulu speaking person is now able to speak into their phone and it does the typing for them. In a few seconds, text messages can now be compiled and sent in whim. Readers may contact the author for an illustration of how the app works.
The below is a snapshot from release notes of the app:
Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no spacebar required. Compose notes on-the-go with Voice Typing. With amazing word recognition and next-word prediction, Google Keyboard helps you type faster and more accurately on all your Android devices.
• Voice Typing
• Next-word suggestions and current-word completions
• Dictionaries for 26 languages
• Advanced keyboard layouts
• Works across your Android devices (tablets and phones)
Note: Some HTC users have reported problems with Google Keyboard following a recent update to Android 4.2.2. If Google Keyboard becomes invisible in your Language & input settings after installing it through the Play Store, please contact your device manufacturer or mobile carrier for more information.
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