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Touchscreen Keyboards

Your phone offers you a choice of two touchscreen keyboards for entering text. The keyboard appear automatically onscreen when you tap a text entry field, and they can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. You can also use the Google Voice typing option to enter text using your voice (see Google Voice Typing for details) or connect your phone to a physical keyboard for text entry.

The methods available include:

  • Google keyboard lets you use a traditional QWERTY setup to enter text. Additional options expand your ability to enter text faster and more accurately. See Google Keyboard for details.
  • TouchPal keyboard lets you use Curve® to speed up text input by replacing key-tapping gesture with tracing gesture where you move your finger from letter to letter without lifting the finger until you reach the end of each word. See TouchPal Keyboard for details.

Note: Keyboard layouts and options may change depending on where you’re using them. For example, if you’re entering text to do a Web search, a search icon may be available instead of an enter key.

Note: Along with the pre-installed keyboards, you can download additional keyboard options from Google Play Store. See Find and Install an App for details.