If you have had a chance to try out a Jelly Bean powered device or paid close attention to hands on reviews, you may have noticed an upgraded keyboard is part of the experience. Beansoft, developers of the Thumb Keyboard, have created an alpha version app to install the Jelly Bean keyboard on any device running Android 4.0.3 or higher. The app includes the predictive text engine found in Jelly Bean. You can grab the keyboard app via download link after the break.
The code for the app was pulled from AOSP. Besides the ICS requirement, there are a couple other issues users need to keep in mind. The user dictionary does not work and attempts to add a word to it will cause a force close. Thus far, English, German, French, Spanish, Portugese (Brazil), and Russian are the only supported languages. The full word text prediction and auto correction of missing spaces is only available for English.
If you are interested in trying the Jelly Bean keyboard out on your ICS device, hit the download link below.