In addition to improvements to the stock keyboard, Apple will open the door to the Swypes and SwiftKeys of the world.
iOS has emoji built-in...but wait, so does Android!
You don't have to stick with that preloaded keyboard that comes with your Android gadget. Here are seven alternatives that give your device a boost.
The third-party keyboard app now offers 21 languages, emojis based on what you're typing, and new iPad keyboard themes.
Other third-party keyboards can suffer from this update.
Most third-party iOS keyboards are, well, keyboards. This one lets you scribble instead. But is that really preferable?
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives with CNET's Sarah Mitroff.
The keyboard in iOS 8 got a much-needed upgrade -- and being able to add third-party keyboards means a ton of new options for iPhone users.
It's a little limited and a little buggy, but when it comes to fast and easy typing, nothing beats swiping.
For the first time ever, users will be able to install custom keyboards on iOS.