Google on Wednesday made its stock Android keyboard available in the Play store, giving users oppressed by manufacturer alternatives a separate, free solution. The Android ecosystem has its fair share of third-party keyboards, and Google’s new option gives users yet another choice in the pursuit for that perfect typing experience.
Everything available in Android 4.2’s default keyboard is included in the download, such as gesture typing, voice dictation, autocomplete and tablet and phone support. Having gotten used to typing on the Nexus 4 myself, I’d say Jelly Bean’s keyboard is pretty rock solid. So if you’re unhappy with what companies like Samsung and HTC have cooked up, you can always see what it’d be like using a stock Google keyboard.