One of the new features introduced by Google in Ice Cream Sandwich is the new keyboard along with a much improved copy and paste system, and the auto-correct system.
While most of the popular Android phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy S, have already got a fairly working port of Ice Cream Sandwich, not every Android user will be comfortable in rooting and flashing a custom ROM on his handset.
These users need to wait until the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available for their phone so as to enjoy all the goodies brought about by the new version of Android OS.
Thankfully, one user over at XDA has ported the new Ice Cream Sandwich for all Android 2.2+ handset users to enjoy.
The installation steps are pretty simple. Simply download the Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard APK from here, and then install it on your phone.
I gave this keyboard a try on my Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Ace, and it worked just fine. The auto-correction, vibration feedback everything worked just like they were meant to.
The ICS keyboard is much better than the Gingerbread keyboard. The new auto-correct system has a nifty setting to set its aggressiveness, which many people will find useful. My typing speeds have gone through the roof since I started using the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard.
One handy feature of the ICS Keyboard is that it if replaces any word typed by you from the in-built dictionary, pressing the backspace key will automatically change the word back to the original one.
Do give this try on your Android phone, and let us know if it works or not by dropping in a comment!