Microsoft's Android Wear Keyboard Has You Drawing Every Letter

Posted: Oct 12 2014, 11:33am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Microsoft's Android Wear keyboard has you drawing every letter
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Here is a prototype input app that has you drawing individual characters on your wristwear instead of trying to hit tiny keys.

When it comes to Microsoft’s support for the Android Wear then it isn’t just limited to the handy OneNote app. The software giant’s research segment has taken the wraps off the Analog Keyboard which at this stage is only a prototype input app which makes you draw individual characters on your wristwear instead of trying to hit tiny keys.

Though we might argue that it is a bit slow and it might also remind us about the old school PDAs but the method certainly is quite straightforward. The drawing area here is relatively large and easier for a finger input and all this is facilitated by a smart auto correct in place which turns off itself while you pause in between letters.

However one thing should be kept in mind before you start drafting a magnum opus on your smartwatch that this is going to be a rough code. You will be required to sideload the app and since it drops support for the capital letters, you will also be saving up on a lot of battery life. The lower resolution smartwatches will not be supported on this app; it is going to work with your Gear Live or Moto 360.

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