- 11-27-2012, 01:45 PM #101
- 11-27-2012, 04:44 PM #103
Slightly related: It's really creepy when you just start using the Wordflow and it just works. And it's really REALLY CREEPY when you start using the Wordflow and it autofills an entire sentence you used in a text message or email recently. 😲
- 11-27-2012, 04:57 PM #105
Nope! Just used the phone as normal. I do have the "send data to MS" option on though.
There are some weird Wordflow suggestions though.
Her husband hanged himself TV shock for the only thing that is not a matter of the only thing that is not a matter
All I did there was type "her". Wordflow did the rest 😲 and no, I've never typed anything like that 😝
11-27-2012, 05:42 PM #106
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I really like wordflow. Especially when i use the phone one handed. But sometimes i just type crazy fast and not looking at the words. In standard short message i have to correct 1 or 2 words afterwards.
Typing faster than on my qwerty e63 now. Still the accuracy of physical buttons is better.
- 11-27-2012, 06:07 PM #108
Are you on WP7 or WP8?
Everything should be on by default - go to Settings -> Keyboard -> tap on the keyboard language -> make sure the relevant options are enabled. There should be one for "suggest text" which i assume is Wordflow. (Which it now automatically capitalises after I used it in that previous post, and didn't add it to dictionary - Damn, it's good!)
11-28-2012, 02:53 AM #111
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One of the majors reasons I jumped ship from Android to WP7 was the nice keyboard. I haven't tried WP8 (WordFlow) yet but I hope it works as well as SwiftKey in Android. That's the only thing I miss in terms of keyboard, the ability to learn and predict what words you are likely to type next. But in terms of letter by letter typing, WP keyboard > the rest!
11-28-2012, 08:41 PM #112
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I will say one thing...
I just did some typing with both thumbs and it was very good.
I made all kinds of errors, but it fixed most of them.
Normally, I just use my left thumb.
I'm not crazy about the keyboard, that way, but two handed is quite good.
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- 11-28-2012, 11:03 PM #115
My fiancee has an Android phone and she loves Swype. When I use her phone, I just tap the letters like I normally would on my Lumia. The results are decent.
I also have an iPod Touch that I use sometimes. Typing is an absolute breeze, and rarely do I make mistakes.
Typing on my Lumia 920 is a mixed bag. In landscape mode, I can type very quickly without mistakes, but in portrait mode I make frequent mistakes. Mistakes that I don't make using the iPod Touch, which is in portrait mode and has a much smaller screen, or using the HTC Evo 4G LTE, which has a similar-sized screen to the 920.
01-19-2013, 11:00 AM #116
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I'm not a fanboy, or wasn't until now, but that iPhone keyboard makes me cringe and I'm so glad to never have to use it again.
Takes a minute to adjust, Phil. when I went from a Samsung focus to the lumia 900, I had to re-wire my brain to the bigger keyboard even tho it's the same exact OS. But after that happens then it's the best typing experience to be had.
01-19-2013, 01:03 PM #119
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Windows Phone keyboard depends heavily on auto correct, and it does the best out of all the OS out there. Problem is when apps doesn't support auto correct such as searching in Bing. Where iPhone really excels at is in the landscape mode when typing.
- 01-19-2013, 08:29 PM #120WPCentral Ambassador
Verizon, Nokia 822
Surface RT, 64gb
01-19-2013, 08:46 PM #121
- 120 Posts
I normally hate querty keyboards (like the good ol' fashion number pad wherein you have to type the key a couple of times to get the letters), even having my android and an ipod touch for almost a year, still haven't gotten used to them...Miraculously, WP does the trick. I had less mistakes and was a little quicker in typing compared to android's or IOS's
02-28-2013, 10:16 PM #122
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Not allowing third party keyboards is asinine. I just got an Android for a company phone and using a swype keyboard and I am reminded how great it was to have.
Far too many limitations set in this OS. There is no harm in allowing third party keyboards. Maybe MS is just afraid of getting embarrassed because devs would give us options that blow MS apps away. Things like browsers, email, and keyboards can all be done better by third party devs.
- 03-01-2013, 11:13 PM #123
Lumia 900 is still 7.8 not 8
the keyboard is far less intelligent in wp7 than 8 I have found. WP8 one just autocorrects way better, and its honestly the best software keyboard I have ever used over anything on android or on iOS
03-01-2013, 11:24 PM #124
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I actually believe that typing on windows phone is much easier. I dont even have to look at my hands to type. Having uses Android for 3 years before, the android keyboard is awful. And from my experience, the iPhone has the worst keyboard. Most of the texts I get from my friends that own iPhones are full of typos. Talk about a narrow keyboard! Microsoft has put alot of research into creating this keyboard. Im sure you can look up the video that WPCentral put up from the team that built the keyboard. It really goes into the psychology that went into it.