Free Android 4.2 keyboard with gesture typing now available in the Google Play Store (update: now available for ICS devices)

November 14, 2012
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Android 4.2
The world of Android got a lot more exciting recently with the release of the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10. So exciting, in fact, that Google had to postpone the release in several countries in order to not run out of stock. However, those who aren’t upgrading their devices are still patiently waiting for Android 4.2 to come to their device. For now, you can at least give the Android 4.2 keyboard a shot for free.

Google Play Store developer Honso has released the Android 4.2 keyboard for people to try out. This includes the awesome gesture typing we’ve all heard so much about. Unfortunately, there are some issues with it. For instance, it only comes in English. Perhaps even worse is that it is only compatible with devices running Android 4.1 right now. Honso says that there is an effort to back port the Android 4.2 keyboard to at least Gingerbread.

Issues aside, the keyboard works as intended. Even down to seeing the word being swiped as you’re swiping it. So for anyone who wants to give the latest Android 4.2 keyboard a shot, now is your chance. You can download it at the Google Play Store for free right now. Has anyone given it a shot yet?

11/15/2012
Update:
Honso has updated the keyboard to be compatible with ICS devices. It may be buggy and crash on some devices, though. (Thank you Mr. Bowley for letting us know!)

11/15/2012
Update:
Sorry folks, looks like the links are down and, after a cursory search, appears to longer be available on the Google Play Store. Keep an eye out for more details.

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