Android 4.2 was announced yesterday and gesture typing is one of the new features of the new Android update. what is gesture typing? It is basically Swype – which is now in-built into the Android keyboard. This concept allows you to type with the keyboard, without having to lift up your finger after every character.
Android Police has posted an APK of the Android 4.2 keyboard with gesture typing. It is an older build and is said to not work on Android devices with stock Android running on them. Custom ROMs or OEM Android devices that do not have the stock Android keyboard can install this APK to try out the Android 4.2 keyboard.
This keyboard will work fine if you are on Samsung Touchwiz or HTC Sense, as they have the default Android keyboard disabled. No root required at all. For instructions on how to install the APK, continue reading below.
Download Android 4.2 Keyboard
You can grab the download link from any of the links given below:
UPDATE: Android 4.2 Camera app has also leaked. Download here!
How to Install Android 4.2 Keyboard APK on Your Phone
Follow the steps below carefully to install the Android 4.2 Keyboard APK file using a file manager in Android phones.
Step 1 – Download the APK file in your computer. We’ll call the file as LatinImeGoogle_signed.apk here. If you downloaded directly on your phone, it will be in the folder called ‘downloads’ on SD card.
Step 2 – Download ASTRO File Manager from the Android Market on your phone. You can use any other file manager as well.
Step 3 – Now in your phone, go to Settings > Applications > check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.
For Android 4.0+ users: Go to Settings > Security > scroll down and check “Unknown sources” box. Tap ‘OK” on the warning.
Step 4 – Connect your phone to the PC and transfer the LatinImeGoogle_signed.apk file anywhere in your SD card or phone memory.
Step 5 – Disconnect from PC and navigate through the app to your directory where the APK is transferred.
Step 6 – Tap on the LatinImeGoogle_signed.apk file. A popup will show up. Now tap on the “Open App Manager” button.
Step 7 – Tap on the Install button. It will then take you to the Android installation interface where it will show you the permissions required for the app. Tap ‘Install’ again for the installation to begin.
That’s it! The new Android 4.2 keyboard app is now installed in your phone!