The NextApp Keyboard is a derivative of the AOSP keyboard found in Android 4.4 KitKat, with added arrow keys and other special keys, and a slightly tweaked QWERTY layout that is closer to that of a PC Keyboard.

This is a BETA RELEASE of this app. If you experience issues with it, please report them to [email protected]. It's extremely difficult to have a conversation using the Play Store review system.

This version comes with English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish dictionaries.

I would greatly appreciate feedback on the keyboard layouts, including the arrangement of special keys on the alphabet keyboard, symbols keyboard, and function keyboards.

Function Keyboard

This keyboard includes a function key ("Fn") toward its lower left corner which can be used to access many additional keys typically found on a PC or Mac keyboard, including:

• Cursor Arrow Keys
• Page Up / Page Down
• Insert, Delete, Home, and End.
• Function F1-F12.
• Ctrl and Alt
• Tab
• Escape

The fundamental QWERTY keyboard layout has been very slightly tweaked to more closely replicate that of a PC keyboard. Specifically, the size of the left shift key has been reduced such that the third row (ZXCVBNM) is no longer overly shifted to the right. The shift key is now a standard sized key. This modification only applies to phones (the AOSP keyboard already uses this layout for tablets).


This keyboard is based on the AOSP keyboard from Android KitKat 4.4. It uses identical permissions to that keyboard. The "read contacts" permission is used to autocomplete names from your contacts. This keyboard DOES NOT send any data to anyone.

Optional Features

This app will have also have a paid version when it exits beta. BY DEFAULT, ALL PAID FEATURES ARE TURNED OFF IN THE BETA. Paid features cannot be used unless you check the "Test Features from Paid Version" in the settings. If you enable paid features, they will only work until the end of the beta.

Thank you for helping beta test this keyboard!

App Information NextApp Keyboard (KitKat/AOSP)

  • App Name
    NextApp Keyboard (KitKat/AOSP)
  • Package Name
  • Updated
  • File Size
  • Requires Android
    Android 4.0 and up
  • Version
  • Developer
  • Installs
    50,000 - 100,000
  • Price
  • Category
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

NextApp Keyboard (KitKat/AOSP) Version History

Select NextApp Keyboard (KitKat/AOSP) Version :
  • 0.94 (94)
  • NextApp Keyboard (KitKat/AOSP) 0.94 (94) APK File

    Publish Date: 2016-02-07
    Requires Android: 4.0 and up
    File Size: 12 MB (APK file)
    File APK Md5: 7e2d59fefb54f6127cbd5024b47bf35a
    File APK Sha1: 5e1a63455bd8f5b5cb939cd1e44883f5067423fb
    APK Signature: 8e2599af15ca46ab4fc528670bf2dc0008b44604

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