Upgraded Jelly Bean keyboard now available for ICS devices in Google Play store

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.

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About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.