Carriers and manufacturers have been slow to update their devices to the latest version of Android, with only 4% of devices running Android 4.2. The latest version of Android includes a variety of improvements to the keyboard, camera app, lock screen and the introduction of quick settings in the notification bar. The new keyboard added gesture typing as well as features like text-to-speech, voice typing, auto-correct, word predictions and more. Likely disappointed that most Android users couldn’t experience it, Google on Wednesday released the stock Android keyboard in the Play store for free. Regardless of whether you are running Sense, TouchWiz or another third-party user interface, you will now have access to the stock Android keyboard. The Google Keyboard is available for devices running Android 4.0 or higher and includes all the typing improvements found in Android 4.2.
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