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Forget The Stock Android Keyboard, 3 Best Alternatives

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Android have really stolen the show this summer, outshining Apple on all fronts with the release of top end devices like the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3. People are loving Android devices for a number of reasons, one of them being that you can customize them easily.

On area popular with Android fans when it comes to customizing is the keyboard. While the stock Android keyboard isn’t bad, these replacements are better. Here are our favorites.

Best Android keyboard replacement apps

Hackers Keyboard: This has all the keys you could ever expect on a desktop PC, but on your Android device, and this includes ones you wouldn’t usually expect like arrows, ctrl, etc. This keyboard is open source, completely free, and available with tons of language and character packs.

Smart Keyboard Pro: This one costs a little more than the others, but it could be worth it depending on your typing style. You can customize the look of the keyboard thoroughly, such as text size, where the keys are placed and how far apart, skins, language packs, and more.

SwiftKey:  This is a real pro at predictive text, and smartly learns from pretty much everywhere you write anything – e-mails, social networking sites, text messages, and so on, to pick up your writing habits so it can estimate what you mean to say and to whom.

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