HTC published their own keyboard in the Play Store today. Which is a good thing, even though it is only compatible with HTC devices. What it means is that those that own HTC devices like the HTC One M8, One Mini 2, etc., can get updates to the Sense 6 Keyboard without needing an entirely new OTA pushed out. Which is great, especially here in the US since the carriers like to mess around with OTA’s. Back in April, shortly after the HTC One M8 launched, HTC pushed out some of the language packs for their keyboard into the Play Store. But now the entire keyboard is there.
The HTC Sense keyboard is actually a really good keyboard and looks really nice as well. While I’d still prefer Swiftkey, those that like stock keyboard’s like Google’s will love the HTC Sense Keyboard. Even though it is only compatible with HTC devices, unfortunately. We were hoping it’d be available for more devices, but as of writing this it’s just HTC devices. Although HTC does have Blinkfeed and Zoe coming to all Android devices pretty soon – well Zoe is already available but doesn’t do much.
We aren’t sure which HTC devices will be able to use the HTC Sense Input app, but we’re guessing it’s all 2013 and newer devices. So the HTC One M7 and newer. Since those are all the ones on Sense 6.0 right now, or on their way to Sense 6.0. This includes the various Desire devices they’ve announced this year. When I was using the HTC One M8, I actually really liked the keyboard, although being a Swiftkey guy I had to switch (I’m just too used to Swiftkey now), but I’d say it’s one of the best OEM keyboards out there. Even better than the keyboard on the LG G3. How many of you are still using HTC’s keyboard?