Is there any way to show a zoom balloon (like on the iphone), whenever sliding over a text field to show us where the marker is, and allow us to move it correctly.

  • What phone and version of Android are you running? Some alternative methods are available, but it's dependent on the hardware and software.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 11:03

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My Motorola Defy has this capability. My phone is running Android 2.1. When you hold your finger over the text field, it will pop up a zoomed in window that allows you to move the cursor with your finger to edit text.

  • Does anyone know if this is a Motorola added feature? Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 14:17
  • I have pop-up zoom when selecting text, and nice cursor "handles" for both selecting text and moving the cursor when I type. This is on my Samsung phone (using the stock Android keyboard). Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 14:23
  • @Matthew - what phone / ver?
    – Sparx
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 18:15
  • @Sparx Vibrant / 2.2 (Bionix 1.3). 2.3 keyboard Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 18:33

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