Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 keyboard: Free Download, List of devices that work

 

By Posted 22 Nov 2011, 07:25

We have some good news for those of you who do not plan on getting the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, but would still like to have a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 on your current handset. The official keyboard taken from ICS has now popped up as a separate download and it is available in beta format right now.

Best of all, we’re hearing that this theoretically works on any Android handset running 2.2 Froyo, meaning basically everyone can this a go. Even better is the fact that you don’t even need a rooted handset to get this working either, just head to the Android Market now and that’s it.

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The app is simply called ‘Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard’ and has been developed by JohnTanmi, as reported from Droid-Life. It is in beta format at the moment and comes in at a 3.7MB download. If you have any gripes with your keyboard option on your current Android handset, you should definitely give this new app a go – it is free of course.

Based on feedback we’ve already read, we can confirm that it works perfectly on a whole host of Android handsets. These include the Nexus One, Samsung Infuse, HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D and probably a lot more.

However, due to the screen layout of some Android phones, it looks like this app has a problem displaying the lower part of the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard and thus unables users to select certain keys, like the space bar for example. Handsets that run into this problem so far include the Droid Eris, the LG Optimus S and the LG Optimus V.

If you have installed this application on your handset, let us know if it works perfectly, or if you’re running into similar problems like the ones mentioned above. Please state your model so other users do not waste their time downloading (like you did). Hopefully we’ll have another juicy serving of Ice Cream Sandwich to tell you about soon.

Download the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard here.

  • Dcsnell1

    Does not work on Samsung Skyrocket!

  • http://twitter.com/JoshuaBrown18 Joshua Brown A-Team

    Does not load on HTC Evo 4G. Shows in optional keyboards, but only stock keyboard appears.

  • Olga

    works perfectly on HTC Sensation

  • Stylinsista2003

    It works well on the EVO 4G except that whenever I want to keep the caps lock on it force closes EVERY time. So if I want a series of words to be capatalized I have to keep pressing the caps lock button.

  • Ahotz64

    Got tired of Froyo…waited for Gingerbread….loaded MIUI onto my infuse….never looking back. Able to overclock at a stable 1.6 GHz if you wish….the OS is simply AWESOME……