Virtual Keyboards on iPhone and Android

Must-read comparison of the virtual keyboards on the iPhone and Android HTC Magic, by Lukas Mathis:

A virtual keyboard lives and dies by the details. It’s not that there’s a single feature which makes the iPhone’s virtual keyboard better than Android’s; it’s death by a thousand cuts. A number of small differences end up making a huge difference.

(Android does win on one count: its auto-correction feature shows a menu of suggestions, rather than the iPhone’s, which only shows one.)

Friday, 7 August 2009