improved Android virtual keyboard does not display when Google VR plugin is enabled. When both the improved android virtual keyboard and the Google VR plugin is used, the virtual keyboard no longer appears to work on the mobile device.

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Create a new blank project
  2. Open the project
  3. Enable the google VR plugin
  4. Restart Project
  5. Create a new widget blueprint
  6. Add a text box to the designer tab
  7. Add the widget blueprint to the viewport in the level blueprint
  8. Setup level blueprint to set "Enable HMD" to false on begin play
  9. Make sure that "Enable Improved virtual Keyboard" is enabled
  10. Setup to package for Android
  11. Launch on to an android device (tested on pixel XL)
  12. Tap the text box on the phone

Result: The virtual keyboard will not be displayed
Expected: The virtual keyboard would be available to type with on the mobile device after tapping on the text box

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Won't Fix
ComponentUE - Platform - XR
Affects Versions4.22
Target Fix4.27
CreatedApr 1, 2019
ResolvedMay 27, 2021
UpdatedOct 13, 2021