Keyboard is an essential part of any computer and we can’t manage Windows or any other operating system without the keyboard. Most of the smartphones and tablets these days come with touch support feature and have built-in on-screen keyboards. Touch sensitive on-screen keyboards in Android look like a typical computer keyboard but lack some really important keys and features. The built-in keyboard in Android has the full set of keys but you need to use toggle to access different types of characters and symbols. For instance, if you want to use Esc, Ctrl and Alt keys then there is not option to access them because these keys are not a part of the Android built-in keyboard feature. Arrow keys are also important especially when you are playing any game or typing on any document file. Android’s built-in keyboard does not support any arrow key to navigate between characters which is why you have to use the slide option to move between characters while typing any text. I have another solution to make Android’s built-in keyboard smarter and with a closer resemblance to a computer keyboard. Hacker’s Keyboard Android app includes all 5 missing keys for people who want the exact same keys which are available in any typical computer keyboard. This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation keys in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multi-touch for the modifier keys. This type of keyboard first appeared when Google started the Android project but Google later replaced the initial Android keyboard layout with a new one.
As you can see in the image above, a full functional keyboard is running on Android with all the characters and numbers on a single keyboard. It is simpler to use as compared with Android’s built-in keyboard. This keyboard makes it easier to perform computer tasks on any Android smartphone or tablet. For example, if you want to SSH or any terminal based application directly on your Android then Hacker’s keyboard app allows you to do it with ease. Hacker’s Keyboard supports more than 40 worldwide languages and you can change the language any time directly from the keyboard screen and start typing in your language instantly.
There are lots of other examples where this keyboard app for your smartphone or tablet can come in handy. You can use it as a regular keyboard app on your Android device and take full advantage of the sheer ease it provides as compared to the regular Android keyboard.
[Install Hacker’s Keyboard from Google Play]