Microsoft releases Hub Keyboard for Android

Microsoft Garage have just released the new Hub Keyboard for Android phones and it’s a replacement to your stock keyboard but with a few tricks up its sleeve. Hub has quick action button at the top of the keyboard for quickly looking up a contact, accessing a file from OneDrive, accessing your last used clipbord items and even a translation option.

[gallery link=”file” size=”large” ids=”24274,24273,24272"]

The keyboard works well enough but some key features are missing which means that it comes nowhere near the likes of SwiftKey (also owned by Microsoft) for features. For example, there is no swipe entry, there are no themes and you can’t rearrange the keys, for example to get to a comma you have to long press the full stop. Also at least for me there was no spell checking enabled, your experience may be different.

Hub Keyboard is available now for free on the Google Play Store, it was not available in Ireland this morning but should become live very soon, until then you can grab it here

[appbox googleplay com.microsoft.hub_keyboard]

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.