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Fleksy brings a usable keyboard to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

3 months ago 12

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch technically runs a full build of Android, so it can run Android apps that work on its small display. However, for obvious usability purposes, Samsung has not included a virtual keyboard with the Gear. So how is someone supposed to do their typing on their brand new smartwatch?

Surprisingly, the Fleksy keyboard works great with the Galaxy Gear without any modification necessary. When sideloaded, it comes up like it should when tapping on text boxes, and its great prediction engine provides proper auto correct for sloppy typing with big fingers. Logically, it’s the perfect fit for the Galaxy Gear. Loannis Verdelis, COO of Fleksy, tried it himself and liked to enough to promote the app as compatible with the Gear.

The only way to get Fleksy onto the Galaxy Gear at the moment is to sideload the APK file over ADB (no root or modification required). It’s quite easy, so this shouldn’t be an issue. It’s an awesome find to further expand the flexibility of this device, so give it a shot and tell us how it goes!

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