Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu Touch 1.0 has been officially released two weeks ago, but it is not mature enough yet to compete with Android or iOS. For now, it is officially supported only on the Google Nexus smartphones and tablets.
In this article I will show you how to enable predictive text on Ubuntu Touch 1.0, based on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. For those who don’t know, Canonical has already created daily builds of Ubuntu Touch based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, which is under masive development.
Predictive text is disabled by default, because it does not work properly, but it should reach to a usable form in a few weeks form now.
So, if you have installed Ubuntu Touch 1.0 on your LG Nexus 4 or any other Google Nexus device, this is what you have to do to enable the predictive text:
Plugin your Ubuntu Touch device to the computer, power on the device and open the adb shell in a terminal:
$ adb shell
Next, enable predictive text:
$ sudo -iu phablet gsettings set com.canonical.keyboard.maliit predictive-text true
This is it.