If you are one of the users who downloaded the Android L keyboard from Play Store to install it on your Android smartphones to get a taste of Android L preview keyboard, here is some bad news. Google has just removed the Android L keyboard from Play Store citing violation of Developer Distribution Agreement. The Android L keyboard has become quite popular and has been downloaded over 800,000 + times from the Google Play Store.
Checkout the email screenshot below that the Developer “Shen Ye” of the app received from Google after the app was removed from the Play Store.
to those being pedantic and saying “it’s not your keyboard, you took it off the L preview”, I reply that this is my (and chrisch’s) modification of the keyboard, which contains bug fixes, standalone ability(so no root), and modified so Material is default on versions below l-preview. Also, most people would rather trust an apk I publish than one off a random xda page.
We suspected this to happens sooner or later as it wasn’t part of AOSP and was under Google’s copyright, so that had to happen sooner or later. Also, most of us wont agree with the Developer agruement of “this is my modification of the keyboard”.
But for those of you who downloaded the Android L keyboard, it will keep working. Also for others, they can get the APK from one of the XDA threads. Search there if you want to grab it.