Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Recently I've found out that it's possible to install new Android keyboard on 2.2 version of Android (here's the installer).

I was wondering if the same applies for 2.1?

I own SE X8 which I've recently updated to 2.1.

share|improve this question
I've read that it only works on 2.2. – Bryan Denny Dec 13 '10 at 16:39
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The 2.3 keyboard cannot be installed on 2.1 as-is. It relies on the 2.3 Voice Search app, which uses API methods not present in 2.1. (See this XDA post.) I'm sure someone is in the process of hacking the keyboard to work though. To be honest, the only difference I see with the 2.3 keyboard is that the keys are smaller, which I dislike.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.