Stock keyboard - view in repository
Despite the splash screen, there is no gesture (aka “swype”) typing in 4.4.2. There is only limited amount of monochrome Emoji characters, though they may be supplemented if you have another keyboard installed. Other recent differences include: white hinting, quicker entry of user-defined words, better suggestions in landscape and layout changes.
The current version comes with English, Spanish, Russian, PT-Brazilian, Italian, German, French, dictionaries; there are more language word lists in the repository but they'd need to be compiled. There is no gesture typing with this version either.
If your ROM does com with com.android.inputmethod.latin package, you cannot update to this one directly. Either use F-Droid as a system app or remove the old package by hand and then install this one.
ONLY DO THIS IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THIS MIGHT BRICK YOUR DEVICE!
Note that, like other AOSP apps, there are now special tags with 'sdk' in them; not sure what the difference is.
Todo for next versions:
Change authority string in res/values/dictionary-pack.xml, à la android:authorities="@string/authority" to allow for installation on top of other apps. Split up packages based on user dictionaries.
We have the current version of this app. (Check mode: None) (Auto-update mode: None)
The current (recommended) version is 4.4.2 (version code 4424).
Version code: 4424
Version code: 4423
Version code: 4422
Version code: 4421