Android L Keyboard gets ported; available on Google Play Store

by XB on 28th June 2014

in Android, Tips & Tricks

Android L Keyboard_1_resultOnce the system dump of the latest Android L developer preview was in the hands of devs, it was only a matter of time before all parts of the OS were stripped bare. If you’re eager to try the new Android L Keyboard, then developer @shen_ye has managed to port the keyboard.

He has pushed the Android L Keyboard onto the Play Store and it runs on all Android devices running Android 4.0 and above – no root is needed. This is the stock keyboard app with no modifications and no bloat. It’s great to try to see what we have in store once the Android L release goes live at the end of the year.

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  • DrKrFfXx

    Looks way too big on my Xperia Ultra.

    Ppi issues I guess.

  • ???????? ???????

    Done. I’ll test it.

  • Ali Alkhazal

    Nothing better than Xperia Keyboard :D

  • RememberMe

    It’s way to ugly.

  • DrKrFfXx

    The only thing I don’t really like about Xperia Keyboard is the fact that you can’t turn off autocapitalization.

  • Ali Alkhazal

    Yes you can :)

  • DrKrFfXx

    Really? I always selected “I don’t want any help…” I seemed like the obvious choice.

    Gonna try that. Good tip.

  • DrKrFfXx

    Nope. Doesn’t work. It still has autocaps. Plus now it shows suggestions, which is something I always turn off.

  • hansip

    I dare to say this but, once you have Xperia Keyboard, it’s like no other.

  • suit up !

    I’m already using it on my Xperia Z Ultra… It looks amazing

  • suit up !

    I know. But this keyboard is amazing

  • suit up !

    You can

  • suit up !

    ok.. the Xperia International keyboard also does not change size based on the Display Font Size (Small, Large, Very Large etc). Same is the case with Android L Keyboard

  • SeVeMaS

    Nothing is better than SwiftKey, even if the Xperia keyboard is quite similar to SwiftKey.

  • Sreekanth Namboothiri

    Xperia Keyboard and iPhone Keyboards are the only Keyboards that keeps a standard..others just sucks to core :D
    Only thing i like about Google keyboard is the material theme :)

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  • Stanley08

    Common! We wanna se ur Chat!

  • Stanley08

    I kinda feel the same way too…

  • suit up !

    That’s my chat :D

  • suit up !

    You can see my chat, right
    All colourful :)

  • suit up !

    In that case, you don’t have to download it :D

  • suit up !

    As simple as that

  • suit up !

    I see that as a good thing. Cos even though my eyes are adapted to the small font size, my thumb will still be the same size, which require proper spaces between keys… :P

  • Ram Kanwar

    The thing with that option is the autocorrect stops working.

  • Mehdi Moghimi

    keyboard sony very better

  • Ritwij


  • lunkz

    Minuum is still better.

  • the best

    swiftkey is the best

  • DrKrFfXx

    I’ve been using Xperia keyboard on and off for more than 3 years, and never found a way to turn it off.

  • DrKrFfXx

    I don’t need/like autocorrection.

    Still, it has autocaps on.

  • Ritwij

    Come on* or c’mon* … ‘Common’ sense isn’t quite ‘common’, right?

  • kml

    Really ugly keyboard.

  • Mamatu Doué

    Please, stop with this fu***** Android L… We are on Xperia here and i really found that nothing is better than all the original Sony ui here with this other android ui, i prefer much more original xperia software

  • suit up !


  • jonny

    looks like shit. android is getting flatter.. just like apple

  • Vitali

    Sony’s keyboard is the best.

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  • Ritwij

    K dude

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  • RememberMe

    I never will C:

    Xperia’s Keyboard is still the best both function wise, and design wise. They’ve done a great job.

  • suit up !

    I got your point. I use the Xperia keyboard on my Xperia Z Ultra. It has so many features and adding Google Hangouts like emoticons was a very thought about feature…

  • suit up !

    But but now that Android L keyboard has released, I shifted to it.. Looks so cool and is so useable

  • Dark Moyan

    Best keyboard after Xperia Keyboard :)

  • RememberMe

    I tried it. It’s usable all right, but removing the keyboard grid looks nice, but in reality makes it less unusable than before; a step down.

    Hopefully, they might put a option for that like how Apple had a option for button shapes for menus and stuff.

  • Micro

    IMHO: They are turning Android into even more flat, soulless, boring, “Windows Mobile”-like crap. The most disappointing thing google could do to the whole OS, not only keyboard. All the hope in Sony now… Xperia will never have such an ugly keyboard, or the UI. Thanks goodness I don’t have to touch it.

    BTW, thanks devs for their had work, I couldn’t whine so much without them ;)

  • suit up !

    Ok.. An option in the setting might do the job. Moreover we are debating over how usable a pre release software is… :)

  • djnorich

    nice it can access personal dictionary.
    where is the emoji?

  • Toon27

    I’ve always preferred the Google Keyboard, especially over Swiftkey and Swipe. Xperia Keyboard is OK but I always found it a little cluttered somehow. I’m now using this Android L keyboard and really like it.

  • Akuma

    this keyboard is better than xperia keyboard by far

  • P9

    sony better in everything ;)

  • FixMax

    I know about what you trying to explain.
    They still have bug , when you started with “First quick setting up Xperia” , when you got dialog “Do you need to turn on auto-correction of speech” . Despite of you will select from options, it wont work. You must after finishing all , go manually to the keyboard options and change options of auto-correction..

  • Gareth McStravick

    I tried this on my Sony Tablet S and doesnt work :-( It installs fine and is running but when i go to use it the keyboard doesnt pop up. I have set the keyboard to Android L. Any ideas? Im running 4.04 r5a.

  • Gareth McStravick

    I hate swiftkey, the free version is so annoying that it takes ages to come up when typing on my Sony Tablet S!

  • Gareth McStravick

    Xperia keyboard was brilliant on 4.2 but since 4.3 it has got so annoying with swipe that is has lost its accuracy somehow. Swiping through letters isnt has good. Im running Xperia Z 4.4.2.

  • Guest

    EXACTLY?! SO?!! The A-Hole want’s me to type formally in an informal forum. Smh. Who doesn’t got ‘common’ sense now.

  • Stanley08

    EXACTLY! SO?!!!! The A-Hole want’s me to type formally in an informal forum. Smh. Who doesn’t got ‘common’ sense now.

  • I used Swiftkey for more than a year and after upgrading to KitKat on my Xperia Z C6603, I decided to give Xperia Keyboard a shot. Well… The layout of Swiftkey was better but this is personal choice. What I liked on Xperia keyboard (compared to Swiftkey) is it is light on system resources. Swiftkey was using so much memory. I used Android L keyboard for a couple of hours but it is flat and I didn’t like it. Xperia keyboard gives a better experience imho.

  • You just have to try the new keyboard called touchtext. It
    works on every android and makes typing so easy and fast. If you go to and put in touchtext it will bring you right there. Like I said
    it is the best on the market.

  • Sarfaraz Habib

    Unfortunately not available in India

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