In an interview with BGR Ankit Prasad, CEO and founder of Booble AI, he said that Xiaomi phones will have the Mint keyboard as a traditional app MIUI 11. This is currently a restricted travel to India, though Prasad notes that there are plans to do everything possible to expand this keyboard to Europe next year.
Although not available in Play Store Europe (remember that it is currently limited in India), the Mint keyboard, Xiaomi keyboard made with Bobble AI, can be downloaded via APK. We wanted to try to see what our situation is and how Xiaomi intends to fight Gboard, the latest keyboard installed on its phones in Europe.
Completely complete keyboard with many capabilities
The Mint keyboard is an Xiaomi keyboard application, though developed by another company. It can be downloaded and easily installed on a non-Xiaomi mobile with its APK file on APKmirror, so anyone can access it, as long as Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available.
Mint is well built and rich in performance. The thematization is complete, even though there is currently a large presence of designs designed for Indian audiences
Communication Level it really works. Follow the lines of Material Design, which have simple themes in black or light (they are as flexible as we have on our phone). However, there is no shortage of relevant "special" content featuring Indian themes, love and animals. He wants to know and power Create themes with our images, a function we have already seen on Gboard and works equally well on this Xiaomi keyboard.
And we can customize the size, even if there are edges on the buttons and buttons (the indexes over the letters themselves). In short a prominent stage of composing, it is very crowded and that would totally penetrate Europe because of its similarity to Gboard.
At work level we find the perfect alternative. That's incredible so much can be customized from the same screen
- Quick customized responses
- Emojis are organized into categories
- Different font fonts
- Various reasons for grooming
- Vibration intensity
- Pop-up characters
- The sound
- A line of emojis
For now the keyboard is only available in English and many Indian variants, so we couldn't prove the fix in Spanish. However, the keyboard works more than fluid, it's very easy to adapt to our taste and the combination of emojis and GIFs is great.
The Mint keyboard needs to remove some "Indian spirit" and add European languages to reach these countries successfully. The foundation is really good.
In short, the Mint keyboard needs to integrate Spanish only as a native language (something to be done to reach Europe, as well as other languages) and to prevent the core of themes and themes from being supported in India (something It is also expected to change when we arrive in our region).
Alternatively, a full keyboard, with a nice display and, although not one of the veterans on Android, it almost reaches any level.
Let's talk about privacy
We do not want to close this article unless we note how Xiaomi understands privacy with this keyboard. According to Ankit Prasad's BGR statement, "very little information is needed to improve user experience".
According to those responsible, the Mint keyboard only holds "amount of data." These are stored on the "temporary" server, however much is not specified.
This data is related to standard text-based keyboard and emojis. However, the data presented are anonymous and secretly recorded, in addition to ensuring that they "only live on servers for a short period of time."
The Mint keyboard is already a native MIUI 11 app in India and, as we point out, plans are set to make their arrival in Europe limited by 2021.