Any Android handsets that edit text like an iPhone?

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  1. Dodgy_Geezer

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    On the iPhone, if you want to edit text in a message, you drag your finger over the words and a magnifying glass pops up giving an enlarged view of the word so you can precisely point the cursor at the exact place to edit.

    Any Android handsets have this same feature out-of-the-box? Need to migrate a heavy messaging iPhone user to Android but this is the deal breaker.
     
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    My cheapy Ice cream sandwich tablet does this, as does my HTC desire C phone, neither of which are anywhere near top drawer.

    Hence I'd think it's standard on decent phones.

    Although I'm not convinced about the "precise" part.
    But that probably applies to any titchy keyboard.
     
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    As long as it's the same as the iPhone functionality that's fine, the keyboard size doesn't matter.

    I think this is HTC specific as I've not seen it on other brand handsets.
     
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    I had a look at GoSMS but couldn't find anything in there to edit text easily like an iPhone. Haven't found any other Android apps that do this either and to be honest, would much rather prefer something that works out-of-the-box via a carrier/brand UI or skin.
     
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    I would stick with an iPhone. The reason most of us like android is because we have the choice of keyboards/editors. My choice is still Swype.
     
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    Surely its just a matter of time that you get used to a slightly different way.

    Samsungs do it via a cursor line between the text. HTC do it via a magnifying glass.

    Its all still easy enough once you learn the ways.

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    Thanks for the replies, already tried the Samsung and positioning the cursor is too fiddly for the user who often types long emails with non-standard words.

    Will look at HTC, if it's as good as the iPhone text editing, we're sorted :smashin:
     
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    You may be able to install the HTC keyboard from Google Play or from XDA.

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    Yeah, I looked at that already along with some other third party keyboards from Android market, none of them seemed very slick or as good as the iPhone one and quite a few were faily buggy. That's why I'd rather something out of the box.
     
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    Get Swiftkey, after a little use, you will hardly ever make mistakes that require editing. Add tot hat the time saved typing in the first place and it's a win/win.

    Watching people typing the old way now looks very strange and slow to my eyes.
     
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    There is an Iphone keypad for android (google play) which presumably uses same editing
     
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    The magnifying glass thingy you get on iphone/ipad when texting is really nice as it works so smoothly. It's little details like this which makes Apple products such a joy to use.
     

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