Google released an update to Android yesterday, bringing a swipe-enabled keyboard to Android devices running Jelly Bean. Here’s how to get that keyboard on your Ice Cream Sandwich device.
There are two ways to get the leaked 4.2 keyboard on your device. If you’re running a stock version of Android — whether it’s an AOSP ROM or a stock Nexus phone — you’ll need to be rooted for this to work. Everyone else running unrooted devices can just install it like any other app. Check out the video above to see it in action on a Galaxy Nexus, and hit the link below for the download links and instructions for your device.
Update: It looks like Google is furiously getting blogs to take down links to the leaked keyboard, so the below link is no longer hosting them. You may have to do a bit of extra Googling to find them. Note that they’re an early build too, not the one showing up in Android 4.2 — so they may be slightly different and even carry a bug or two.
Download the Android 4.2 Keyboard with Gesture Typing Right Now [Android Police]