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Keyboard for Android

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How to choose the keyboard for Android and what are the alternative keyboard models present by default in smartphones and tablets? Here is a set of information to learn more about certain types of keyboard and be able to do comparisons before choosing the most suitable model for your needs.

The keyboard for Android

To understand what a keyboard for Android we must reflect on the fact that many people are using your smartphone or tablet to write quite complex or long texts, but certainly the touch screen is not the best in this regard; for this the convenience of a keyboard and its functions become important to facilitate the various write operations, control and management of the text. The greatest difficulties often are those related to the fact of having to type letters on small rectangles, difficulty or inability to verify and check the text quickly and easily, search for missing symbols in keyboard, copy and paste, scroll through the text, retrieve the text already typed that accidentally got lost or write maybe using one hand.

It is certainly not easy to satisfy all requests, but still there are some keyboard types who favor more certain operations and which are equipped with specific functions compared maybe to other models.

The Android system allows also to do easily enough different types of changes and customize like Smartphones and tablets. Also regarding the keyboard you can then select and install a different keyboard than the default for example, changing the language, layout or adding or deleting certain functions. In some cases the new keyboards are paid, while some can be downloaded from the Internet for free.

Keyboard for Android features 

Keyboards for Android feature some main functions as:

  • Predictive writing
    You must touch the individual letters to make words and message while you are typing the letters appear suggestions for words to make the write operation. You can usually extend the vocabulary of reference by adding new words or terms that are not present in the vocabulary;
  • Writing swype
    Allows you to slide your finger or a stylus, screen lifting it only once the word is terminated or there is no need to disconnect it for every single letter. The keyboard is able to decipher the word you intend to write as it uses an algorithm for error correction and a language reference base to find the words you want. The same interface is also included the tip text.

Types of keyboard for Android

  1. Swiftkey
    is one of the most versatile and popular versions of Android keyboard which is fine for both smartphone for both tablet has constant updates, has good feedback and prediction. This is a keyboard for Android among the most sold in almost forty countries, has the distinction of being a multi language and keyboard you can write simultaneously using up to three different languages and has one of the most accurate systems of correction;
  2. Swype
    the writing is done by swiping your finger or the stylus on the letters and detaching them from the keyboard only when the word has been completed and has a vocabulary that is continuously updated and allows the voice dictation. A curiosity: this version has got even the Guinness World Record for texting that was written faster;
  3. SlideIt
    is a keyboard for Android conveniently predicting, you write crawling finger or stylus on letters and allows a good customization, even if at present is somewhat slower than other models. Also supports voice input using the supplied microphone and accessed easily enough to cut, copy and paste the text and default shortcuts already exist that allow for faster writing anyway and you can also add other shortcuts;
  4. Go Keyboard
    is free and they even 10 million downloads so far obtained, has a great personalization, good adaptability and various layout but appears to have a poor prediction of text and is a little slow compared to other keyboards. This keyboard is compatible with devices running Android 1.6 or higher. Supported languages are Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, you can also import the sms and phone contacts.

Tips to Purchase Washing Machine

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We have reached the moment when our washing machine, after years of loyal service, since clear signs of impending failure and urges therefore the replacement. We flip through a catalog of home appliances or we go into a shop and we discover that there are dozens and dozens of models of all shapes and sizes. Which washing machine to choose? Here’s a helpful guide that will tell you how to do the purchase right washer for your home and your needs.

Purchase washing machine: the models on the market

Buying washing machine is an important step, especially given the cost of this appliance. Before you do it you must make a choice and disentangle the different models on the market. Washing machines can be of different types. Depending on where you find the door you need to insert the heads inside the basket, there are two types of washing machines, called:

  • top load
  • front loading

Depending on the size of the appliance and instead the capacity of its basket (usually expressed in kilograms), washing machines can be:

  • space saving 45 cm wide, usually with capacity from 3 to 5 kg.
  • around 60 cm in width, standard with capacity over 5 kg.
  • extra large for large quantities of laundry, with a width of more than 60 cm, with a capacity of about 8-9 kg.

Front loading washing machine

This type of washing machine is usually a model of standard width or extra large, since for its distinctive features is of course wider and shallower. The physical characteristics of the front loading washing machine, ensure that it can be used in cases and particular ways:

can be installed under the top of the kitchen, to save space, or directly embedded into the rest of the furniture, in which case it is called washing machine built
is designed for installation in a column with a dryer, usually placed above the washing machine itself
If you do not experience the previous two cases, the washer may be used as an additional shelf for linens, detergent, etc

The benefits therefore of front loading are:

  • a higher payload.
  • the ability to leverage additional table tops (for objects or to a dryer in column).

Conversely the disadvantages of a front loading washing machine are:

  • a peephole down should necessarily stoop to load it and download it.
  • larger and sometimes bulky.

Top loading washing machine

Top loading washing machine, unlike the front loading is usually narrower and slightly deeper, but generally takes up less space. The opening upwards prevents further tops, but who has trouble bending over too far down.

But the most obvious disadvantage of this type is the ability to load, which never exceeds 5 kg and is sometimes even lower. So this is a type of washing machine that adapts well in apartments and small spaces, when to live there are 2 maximum 3 people.

Choose the washer

The features to consider when buying a washing machine, have already been listed, but it’s good to fix them separately from the rest.

The variables to be evaluated then before buying a washing machine are:

  • position that can occupy in your home and the amount of laundry to wash normally, so we will choose a washing machine front load or top load, a compact, a standard or an extra large.
  • power consumption of the washing, which is indicated on the product page (in the case of the washer-dryer is necessary to consider also the power consumption of drying, which can also be slightly lower than that of the wash, as for example in hot weather, we could let the heads to dry naturally).
  • noise level of the appliance.
  • number and quality of programme under the washer is equipped with, than those based on the optional ones.
    centrifuge power and if this is fixed or variable (if variable is much better).
  • design if you have special requirements, or if your washing machine will be placed in a particularly obvious.


Some brands that produce appliances, such as Smeg, are very attentive to the design of the latter and this also applies to washing machines. Colors, patterns, lines or curves can make a washing machine a single piece or very original, even in terms of aesthetics.

Read the data sheet of the washing machine

The data sheet contains the essential information to evaluate a certain pattern when possible purchase washing machine. This information may vary from one brand to another and from one product to another. However, the information that the data sheet should contain are:

  • make and model.
  • type (if front load or top load or washer dryer).
  • load capacity in kilograms.
  • washer dimensions in centimeters.
  • centrifugal type, whether fixed or variable.
  • centrifuge power, expressed in rpm, RPM.
  • energy efficiency class from A to G, in later models also double A + or (in the case of a washer and dryer in the datasheet will be two energy classes, one for washing and drying).
  • water consumption per wash cycle, in litres.
  • noise expressed in decibels.
  • special programs exist.

Major brands producing washing machines

Some of the most well known and established brands producing washing machines:

  • Smeg
    Among the products, washing machines and washer dryers is uniquely designed to search according to the features you want.
  • Bosch
    Among the products, washing machines and washer-dryer of any kind, from a leading brand.
  • San Giorgio
    Washer dryer and washing machine flush or freestanding, top loading or front loading, compact or extra large.
  • Candy
  • Rex
  • Ariston
  • LG
  • Honey
  • Whirlpool