Recently we’ve seen several manufacturers turning to Google Play as a means of updating some of their core apps, as opposed to pushing out these changes through traditional OTA software updates. Some of the best examples include Motorola and Sony, but now it looks like HTC is following suit by pushing the Sense Input keyboard over to the Play store.
Although HTC brought their keyboard to Google Play, there’s not much new here in terms of changes other than support for Google extract view in landscape mode and a few other fixes and improvements. Here’s the full change-log:
- Support Google extract view in landscape mode.
- Add the prompt when adding none word into personal dictionary.
- Show .ru/.ro/.nl on Russian/Romanian/Dutch URL keyboard.
- Enable Handwriting manual submit mode.
- Fix Zhuyin “ㄦ” cannot be typed issue.
For those wondering what devices the HTC Sense keyboard will work on, you’ll need either an HTC One (M7 and M8) or a newer Desire handset. Those with Google Play Edition devices will not be able to download the keyboard, however. If you have a compatible device, the update should hit your device automatically, though you can always fetch it directly by going to Google Play.