Now I know a lot of you out there are anxiously waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to finally hit U.S. shores, but in the meantime, you can get a preview of what it feels like to type on Samsung and Google’s latest offspring. The new keyboard has improved targetting, simpler suggestion bar and some handy shortcuts and settings that are sure to improve your typing experience. If you are a dedicated OEM keyboard user you should be sure to check this keyboard out.
The keyboard can currently be found on the Android Market but since it is’t an official Google release, we don’t expect it to stay up there for too long–here is a mirror of the apk. If you are concerenedabout the apk’s security, a Reddit user has kindly extracted the apk’s manifest revealing the following permissions:
Now that you are ready to use this keyboard, simply download and run the apk (read our guide on installing non-market .apks), activate the keybaord in you settings and select it as your input method–good to go!