Sailfish OS major update brings emoji keyboard, unlock with fingerprint option

Sailfish, the OS that you must purchase in order to be able to use it on your smartphone, has just received a major update that adds quite a lot of new features. If you own a Sony Xperia X smartphone and purchased a Sailfish OS license, you are now eligible for the latest Sailfish OS 2.2.0 update.

The highlights of this release are the gallery and camera app changes, as well as the new emoji keyboard and support for VPN and MDM. The folks at Jolla have even given the update a name of its own to highlight its importance – Mouhijoki.

In order to access the new emoji keyboard built into …


The BlackBerry KEY2 has been announced: improved keyboard, Optical Superzoom, 2-day battery life

The BlackBerry KEY2 has just been announced. It’s a reiteration of last year’s KEYone and it looks like this is the smartphone that TCL Communication wants to push as its flagship device. Rocking the latest improvements in software and hardware and introducing a few features for the first time ever seen on a BlackBerry phone, let’s dive in and see what it’s all about!

Design
The BlackBerry KEY2 looks a lot like its predecessor from last year. We don’t mean this in a bad way, not at all. It’s a classy-looking device, with a series 7 aluminum frame, the signature …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 ready to be unveiled alongside new Book Cover Keyboard

The fourth-generation Galaxy Tab S is likely to be announced at this year’s IFA trade fair, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get a little bit of info on the upcoming tablet. Over the span of the last four weeks, the Galaxy Tab S4 popped up online two times and both times we got a few more details about the tablet.

For example, we already know Samsung plans to include a Snapdragon 835 processor inside and Android Oreo. Apparently, the tablet was spotted again today with a new model number (SM-T737P) that suggest the Galaxy Tab S4 will be launched at Sprint.

Along with the Galaxy …

BlackBerry KEY2 teaser reveals mystery button on the keyboard (VIDEO)

The BlackBerry KEY2, the sequel to last year’s BlackBerry KEYone, is scheduled to be unveiled on June 7th. Thanks to photographs of the device taken by China’s TENAA regulatory agency, we know that the phone will feature a dual camera setup in back, a first for a BlackBerry branded handset. And today, a new video teaser was released by BlackBerry Mobile that focuses on the pair of lenses on back of the device, and on a mystery button found on the physical QWERTY keyboard.

The button has a symbol on it consisting of nine dots spread out in three rows of three dots each. …

Google updates Gboard keyboard app with ability to make GIFs, new sticker gallery

Google has just released a new version of its Gboard keyboard app for Android devices. As expected, the latest update brings support for new languages, but the new app comes with a few new features and improvements as well.

Firstly, Google has added support for 16 new languages: Ahirani, Bahamianese, Kannauji, Fijian, Gagauz, Halbi, Karakalpak, Kanuri, Komi, Moksha, Pangasinan, Sango, Veps, Võro, Wagdi, and Zeeuws.

Also, Gboard now allows users to make their own GIFs using the phone’s camera, and immediately share them with their friends. Moreover, the update adds a sticker gallery …

Chrome OS to get Gboard keyboard support, Picture-in-Picture mode with Android P

The more companies jump onto the Chrome OS bandwagon, the more often Google adds new features and improvements to make it as appealing as possible to both OEMs and customers alike. At this year Google I/O, the Mountain View company recapped all the enhancements it added to Chrome OS since last year and offered a roadmap of what’s to come.

The most important improvements Google plans to add to Chrome OS by the end of the year, support for its virtual keyboard and Picture-in-Picture mode, are expected to arrive this fall.

On Chrome OS, Gboard keyboard …

SwiftKey Keyboard update adds toolbar customization, support for more languages

The fine folks over at SwiftKey have just released another update for their keyboard application. The new improvements delivered in the latest update are only accessible to Android users, so if you’re using SwiftKey Keyboard on an iPhone, you’ll probably have to wait a bit longer to get the new features.

Speaking of new features, the new version of SwiftKey for Android allows users to customers the toolbar that’s been added in a previous update. The ability to customize the toolbar includes options like turning features on and off, as well as the possibility to rearrange them in any order.

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BlackBerry Keyboard app receives an update

BlackBerry user? If so, you might want to know about the latest update to the BlackBerry Keyboard app. While the company is known for the physical QWERTY keyboard found on some of its models, more recently the BlackBerry KEYone, the BlackBerry virtual keyboard also has some great attributes including flick typing. Remember, this app is found in the Google Play Store which should tell you that those toting a BB10 powered ‘Berry can’t use it. Only Android powered BlackBerry handsets are compatible with this Keyboard app.

So what changes are included with the update? Glad you asked. You can …

SwiftKey Keyboard gains new Location and Calendar features in latest update

SwiftKey released a major update a few weeks ago, which brought Toolbar on both Android and iOS devices. Today, the developers announced another update is making its way to Android users over the next few days.

The new update brings Location and Calendar features on SwiftKey Keyboard for Android, but not everyone will be able to enjoy them. Apparently, Location will only be available to users in US and India, but the feature will be expanded to other countries in the future, whereas Calendar should be available to all users.

But what exactly these new features do and how are they …

BlackBerry Keyboard app on the Google Play Store receives update

The BlackBerry Keyboard app, found in the Google Play Store, is available to users of BlackBerry branded handsets that run on Google’s open source Android operating system. The virtual QWERTY keyboard features BlackBerry’s flick typing that allows users to see different possible choices for the next word in their sentence, and flick it with their finger into the email or text being written. The video at the top of this story details some of the things that the BlackBerry Keyboard can do.

The app has just received an update that among other things, automatically capitalizes the first …