While Google had very clear intentions when building Android Wear — a light mobile OS meant to free users from getting lost in your smartphone — that’s not going to stop app developers from taking the OS to places it was never meant to go.
Take the folks at Minuum, who’ve made no qualms about the usefulness of their keyboard on the very small screen. We’ve had our doubts when they first showed off their keyboard running on a smartwatch back in January and after teasing their app for Android Wear only a few weeks ago, they’re now back with video proof.
In a new blog post on their site, you can see Minuum running perfectly fine on the recently released LG G Watch. While there aren’t very many text fields for actual input in Android Wear (that’s because Google wants everyone to rely on the sometimes inaccurate voice typing), Minuum hopes this will soon change. When it does, they’ll be ready.
For those interested in trying out the app before it goes live on Google Play, you can sign up for their newsletter where they’re promising to provide a download for the test build. Minuum is confident you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how well their vision of a smartwatch keyboard works on a tiny display.
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