Sneak peek at Minuum Keyboard on the Galaxy Gear

By Adam Zeis on 21 Jan 2014 09:29 am

The popular Android keyboard Minuum may be coming soon to a smartwatch near you. In this sneak peek video posted today, the Minuum Keyboard is shown off in full force on a Galaxy Gear. I've never had the urge to pump out full messages on any of my watches, but after seeing this I may have to change my stance. 

Nothing too crazy involved here — it's very much the same as the Android version of Minuum. The keyboard sits on a small portion of the screen and you tap away at the keyboard, mostly relying on the predictive text features to do the hard work. It makes typing on the small screen of the Galaxy Gear look easy though I'm sure it would take lots of getting used to. 

No word on a release date or any other details but we'll be sure to keep an eye on this one.

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Sneak peek at Minuum Keyboard on the Galaxy Gear


Holy cow - I bought minuum not because I thought it would be great on my smartphone, but because I thought it would be useful on devices like this! I'm so thankful to see it starting!

Right on!
once keyboards like this become available and Samsung opens up the option to reply to messages on the Gear, it will make the smart watch even cooler.

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Nice. Still not really sold on the idea of sending emails or text from my watch, I like it as a notifier to when I need to pull my phone out of my pocket, but I can see this coming in handy in certain situations. To reply a quick response at a time it is extremely inconvenient to you or the people around you to pull out your phone. AKA a movie theater.

Yeah, I think for quick answer responses is when the keyboard would best be used.
When your phone is charging on the table and you are sitting on the couch, you can answer without having to get up. Yeah there is always the S voice option, but that only works for a couple things.

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The minuum keyboard looks great on the gear.

My only issue is that it seems it won't be useful nail samsung gives developers more access. I sideloaded Fleskey last week, but there was no use for it as responding to Sms, email, etc is not option unless tablet talk is also sideloaded. Hopefully this will somehow be addressed.

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Nailed it. I thought it would be cool to have a keyboard but it turns out there really isn't anything to do with it.

This looks way better than fleksy.

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I would like to see a video when it doesn't predict every single word, ie like in real life! If you have to type every word in full then your phone will probably be 10x faster.

If you want canned text, well I can do that on my pebble.

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