Droid X Multitouch Keyboard Hacked Onto HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, & Other Android devices (Video)

July 23, 2010

Verizon’s Motorola Droid X is a powerful beast of an Android device. It sports a high resolution 4.3″ LCD display, 1GHz CPU, and tons of memory. It also features the innovative Swype keyboard, as well as a special multitouch keyboard. What’s so special about the latter of the two? Well, for starters, most Android devices don’t support multitouch input for their stock keyboards. So, if you press one part of the keyboard and try to press another at the same time, it will only register the first press that makes contact with the screen. That’s not to say that other devices can’t support multitouch keyboards… because they can!

The great guys at XDA hacked and slashed at the Droid X files to enable other Android 2.1 devices (EVO 4G, Nexus One, Droid Incredible, etc) to run the multitouch keyboard. In the video below, we show you the Droid X Multitouch software keyboard running on Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G, another Android device with a 4.3″ screen. It’s as easy as downloading an APK file and using a third party file explorer to install the file. After that, simply enable the multitouch keyboard in the settings and long press on any text entry field to switch to it. There are multiple versions of the keyboard, download it with either original and custom colors.

(source: XDA-developers)

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