Like other parts of HTC Sense 6, the HTC Sense Input keyboard has made its way to Google Play. That means that HTC can now push updates to the keyboard with ease and not have to lean on a full system update just to tweak the keyboard — and that updated can go out to all supporting devices instead of waiting for each device update to be completed and then waiting again for carrier approval.
Of course, a move to the Play Store wouldn't be complete without at least a few minor updates:
- Support Google extract view in landscape mode.
- Add the prompt when adding none word into personal dictionary.
- Show .ru/.ro/.nl on Russian/Romanian/Dutch URL keyboard.
- Enable Handwriting manual submit mode.
- Fix Zhuyin "ㄦ" cannot be typed issue.
Other components of Sense 6, like HTC Gallery, Blinkfeed, and SenseTV have all moved to Google Play for the same reasons — easier, faster, and carrier-free updates to the apps that devices owners use.
Source: Google Play