Microsoft releases Hub Keyboard for Android

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Microsoft has made yet another app for Android, this time a keyboard. The Microsoft Hub Keyboard looks like a simple keyboard at first but it has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The keyboard has four main features. The clipboard feature shows you text you had previously copied so you can paste it with a couple of taps. The documents feature lets you login to your Office 365 account and paste the URL of the files by typing their names. The contacts feature lets you type the name of the contact and paste their details by tapping on the suggestions above. Lastly, there is a built-in translator, which can translate the text you’re typing to any other language.

That aside, the keyboard is extremely basic and does not even have autocorrect, which makes typing extremely difficult. There also doesn’t seem to be any way to access emoji if you’re using this keyboard. Some of these drawbacks makes the keyboard hard to use for basic typing and the addition of the features above doesn’t really make up for that. Would have been better if Microsoft had worked on the fundamentals first before adding more features.

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