We know that many Android phones aren’t getting the latest Android 4.2 Jellybean. However, due to the fact that consistent Android development takes place by industrious devs and hackers, so bringing bits and pieces of the latest Android 4.2 JellyBean to your outdated Android device isn’t much of a problem. Since we haven’t been covering everything here (Yes, my boss also doesn’t like that), but still there is stuff whose non-coverage is a sin (in metaphorical terms, that is). There are many ports of different Jellybean apps that are being done by different developers and have been made public on various forums and Android related portals. Today, as I was skimming through various new apps in the Google Play Store, the AOSP Android 4.2 JellyBean Keyboard app grabbed my immediate attention. This AOSP Android 4.2 Keyboard has been developed ( or ported?) by Honso and is available to download for free on compatible Android devices. Since I downloaded and ran it successfully on our Galaxy Nexus, so its obvious that multitude of Android devices will be able to run this Android 4.2 JellyBean keyboard without a hassle. However, if your device isn’t compatible or it doesn’t run on it for whatever reason, then you seriously need to consider an upgrade.
We know that the leaked Android 4.2 JellyBean keyboard APK has been making rounds since the end of October. However, the leaked version required you to do some phone setting before installing it on your phone. This keyboard app by Honso is pretty hassle less and all you have to do is to download it from the Market and select it as an input method to run it like a boss. For those who still want a step by step method to install this keyboard on their Android phones, below is the method to do the deed.
- The first step is to make sure that your Android phone is connected over a reliable and fast internet connection.
- Now tap to launch the Google Play Store and search for “Android 4.2 Jellybean AOSP Keyboard”.
- Once you get the app by Honso in the search results, tap on it to open the installation display.
- Now tap on install and wait for the download to complete.
- Once the download is complete, you are free to boast of Android 4.2 keyboard on your phone.
If you are already on Android 4.1 Jellybean, then you will have the leverage to select the preferred input method right from the notification bar. In case you are trying this keyboard out on Android 2.3 or previous versions, then you will need to go to the input settings in the main Settings menu and select the “AOSP Keyboard” as your preferred in put method. Alternatively, you can also download this keyboard from the comfort of your computer by clicking here. And there you have it! You are all set to message, email, take notes etc. using your all new Android 4.2 JellyBean keyboard.