For those of you who are like me and aren't crazy about a slide-out keyboard, there is relief on the way. The "cupcake" branch of Android development has spilled the beans that Google has been working on a soft, or on-screen, keyboard for the Android G1. It will be available as early as January 2009. What does this mean to you and me? It means that the G1 can be more one-handed-friendly! Take a look at the YouTube video which reveals how the on-screen keyboard works on the G1. Just select a text-entry box and the keyboard appears, ready for action!

[boygeniusreport]

 

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Android On-Screen Keyboard Coming

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Looks amazing. Any possibility for a horizontal on screen keyboard just for preference for when you just don't want to slide it out.

This was already present in 3rd party apps, but numeric pad with T9 support. Some of those apps didn't integrate the contact list and other apps. Hopefully this will be sick.