Resolution: Works As Intended
Affects Version/s: 0.14.2, 0.14.3, 0.15.2, 0.15.4, 0.15.6
Fix Version/s: None
When connected to a Multiplayer server or locally hosted world in Minecraft Gear VR Edition the keyboard is unusable. It is possible to bring up the chat input but the Gear VR Keyboard will not open. This makes it impossible to enter text or commands on any multiplayer server. This issue is present on my Galaxy Note 5 but has been reported on all other devices compatible with the Gear VR.
[Mojang] MissMarzenia (Aleksandra Zajac)
Update: After an investigation with one of the PE developers, we concluded that - for now, this issue is Working as Intended
The virtual keyboard was disabled in multiplayer because with current time limitations game can be suspended, it will kicks you out when you attempt to type a message. Virtual Keyboard also does not support international and special characters, as well as Gamertags, etc.
What does it mean?
The development team is currently working on solutions for better functioning keyboard that would fulfill ALL the requirements, like for example: support international characters, special characters (ASCII) or 3D overlay to render associated input screens in-game.
When will it be fixed?
This is a complex task and I am afraid I can not provide any dates for the implementation. I will however raise this issue with the team and see if the task should be prioritized more.
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