In This Chapter
Using the onscreen keyboard
Getting at special characters
Using word suggestion shortcuts
Dictating text with voice input
Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text
Checking your spelling
You may be surprised by the amount of typing you do on an Android phone. Although I seriously doubt that anyone would consider writing the Great American Novel, you instead type text messages, compose email, and take notes as part of your daily phone duties. To help with those tasks, your phone features an onscreen keyboard. It also provides for voice dictation. You can even edit text on the touchscreen just as you would on a word processor. If you find all that stuff overwhelming, you’re reading the right chapter.