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32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

By the way, I have 32.3.A.0.376 that is upgraded and all-fixed and unbugged 32.3.A.0.372. The same problem.

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BKB50 does not change language layouts after Android 7.0

Just updated my Tablet Z4 to Android 7.0. Tried typing in English and Russian using BKB50 (purchased together a year ago) and found that I cannot use Ctrl+space to change languages. Seems that this shortcut is not available anymore and there is no other way to switch from one language to the other.

 

Any idea?

One time poster
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Same problem on Z4Talet BK50 after update to 7.0 . That is not a little bug for working on tablet.

Apprentice
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Guys,

 

it is workaround  but workable. There is app External Keyboard Helper, which allow to link infact any keyboard design to physical keyboard (e..g. to BKB50). when you install you will select it as you keyboard. It is not working with keyboard shortcut to switch Languages, but you add icon of this app and you can change UK layout, US layout and many other languages...

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apedroid.hwkeyboardhelper&hl=cs&referrer=utm_sourc...

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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

This must be fixed now. The update should not have been shipped with this issue present. The ability to switch between languages on a physical keyboard is so basic. You have made my Z4 useless for what I use it for most!
Enthusiast
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Thanks, d_odge!

 

In fact workaround suggested in the earlier posts to use two keyboard apps works well. I use Swiftkey for English and Xperia keayboard for Russian. Two screen actions are needed to switch. Obviously not ideal, however, it is at least some sort of solution.

 

only one thing I do not understand: if I can manually switch why can't Sony develop a software solution???

Apprentice
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Honestly, no clue, why Sony support provides such statements. i would expect some out of box thinking as well...

Apprentice
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Guys, sorry to say that, but I realized it does not work. The way I discribed it it worked in all previous versions of android, but not Nougat. I will try to contact app developer...

Apprentice
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

Yes, your workarround works!

Apprentice
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Re: 32.3.A.0.372 android 7 upgrade and BKB50 language switch issue

@Christofer your reply is a 100% confirmation that your devs don't want to look into this.

 

Google with Pixel C a tablet running 7.x HAS such support with gboard using the Search+Space shortcut.

 

Therefore spare me the "as-is behaviour for Android 7.0" and do your research!