Installable keyboards are an Android Advantage

I’ve been using an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) for months, since I let my iPhone 4S go. Overall the experience is “meh” but there’s one feature that stands out and makes me want to stick with Android: Swype.

Of course Swype is not a feature of Android, but Android is alone among the major mobile operating systems to allow developers to write software replacement keyboards, of which Swype is one. As you’ll see in the screen shots below, some of these programs have really interesting innovations.

And I’m only an English speaker. Surely in other languages there are unique opportunities to add value with replacement keyboards.