- 11-02-2012, 03:42 PM #51
I guess Ballmer, in your world, should be saying "our products, especially our WP8 keyboard, SUCK. And we're a tiny insignificant bit player. But we hope to get better. I don't want to talk trash, I am the underdog after all." :P
- 11-02-2012, 09:55 PM #53
- 11-02-2012, 10:08 PM #55
In general i hope we see a much faster phase on improving those little things with this new kernel, we will see.
I should say i never use autocorrect on any of my gadgets. Hate the whole feature.
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11-02-2012, 10:42 PM #56
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Coming from having an iPhone for three years before I got a Focus two years ago when WP launched, I will say that I type way better with WP's keyboard. It's not just the auto-correct that's better, but all the different choice of words that pop up above the keyboard as you type. It's rare I've ever had to type a whole word because of the great predictive text.
From Joe's demo videos, WP8 takes it a step further by having not only predictive text, but predictive word flow.
Last edited by MaulerX; 11-02-2012 at 10:47 PM.
- 11-03-2012, 10:39 PM #57
The iOS, Android and even the HTC keyboard (which I used to think was the best.) are absolutely horrible in comparison to the WP keyboard. Always a frustrating experience typing on those devices . I didn't notice any decrease in accuracy since mango however.
- 11-04-2012, 08:29 AM #59
11-04-2012, 01:53 PM #61
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My accuracy has stayed the since since pre-nodo to 7.5. I wouldn't want to use any other keyboard and the autocorrect just knows exactly what I'm typing. Ive had smartphones since the first PDAs and I have to say that the WP keyboard is the best. Not many people have wp8 yet cause it hasn't launched.
- 11-04-2012, 01:58 PM #62
The Windows Phone keyboard was a godsend when I moved from my Galaxy S and SwiftKey. You can't beat a keyboard that inputs almost always what you are typing most of the time. I like how the autocorrection on the keyboard is way more realistic than these on Android software keyboards. Can't have too many bad things to talk about it.
11-05-2012, 12:50 AM #63
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I can't say I've ever typed on a WP (my family is just now considering upgrading to smartphones), but my little brother's iPod 4th-gen iPod touch is nearly impossible for me to type on. It's not a problem with all touchscreen typing either-- I have no problems using the touchscreen keyboard on my girlfriend's Android. I don't really see how WP typing could be worse than iCrap typing.
- 11-05-2012, 02:11 AM #65
I find that the German keyboard - or better: word prediction - leaves alot to be desired. I find it much easier to use the English one. The German word prediction would often give me completely idiotic suggestions and wouldn't recognize many words I (try) to use. What I want, really want, is something that works like swipe on android. THAT'S a brilliant keyboard.
11-05-2012, 02:11 AM #66
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Keyboards must be a very subjective thing. I for one have no problems at all with WP's and consider the autocorrect to be one of the best around. I did change the settings a bit though. I didn't like the extra space added automatically. But that may be a German issue, because we build monster-words from smaller ones. Is the issue in general language specific, maybe? I only know and really like the German, English and French keyboards.
Btw, I typed this on the fly without once going back myself to correct a typo. WP caught 'em. I like poking fun at my GS3 friends for sending me texts that read like they were written with (dammit, here I hit one letter too many and WP would have gone for "worth") Windows XP handwriting recognition.
- 11-05-2012, 03:54 AM #67
The onboard dictionary of WP Keyboard is very good. But still I find my Wife's Galaxy S2 keyboard easier to type compared to my Lumia 900 keyboard because of 2 reasons.
1) WP keyboard doesn't have swipe
2) While selecting a word or when carat is there in middle it is easy to select because of that thick bar which comes right underneath the carat which makes selecting very easy. With WP that bar is missing it very difficult to select. In fact till now I am unable to move letter by letter in my Lumia 900
- 11-05-2012, 04:12 AM #68
It's so weird.. why would you not have some buttoms to move between the letters?
11-05-2012, 05:23 AM #71
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I am a WP user who switched from Android last year when the Lumia 800 came out. Although I love WP, I have to say apart from the notification centre, the keyboard is the only other thing I miss about Android. I'm not talking about the stock android keyboard though.
I think Swype is by far the best smartphone keyboards I've ever used. With some practice, you can have really good speed and accuracy with just one thumb when using Swype. And now android 4.2 has done something like swype but even better.
I don't have much complaints about the stock WP keyboard (apart from some niggles here and there), but I really wish they would allow 3rd party keyboards (like swype, swiftkey) to be installed.
Notification centre and swype on WP would make my life complete :)
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- 11-05-2012, 06:46 AM #73