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SwiftKey Flow keyboard public beta starting soon

We just received some good news from the folks at SwiftKey this afternoon. All you texting fans will be happy to know that SwiftKey's next generation Flow keyboard will soon reach the public beta stage where we'll all be able to enjoy the latest and greatest. SwiftKey 3 remains the top 3rd party keyboard for Android, and Flow will introduce gesture-based typing like Swype and the new Android 4.2 Keyboard.

SwiftKey Flow announced – brings the keyboard battle to Swype

We have some excellent news for all those SwiftKey fans out there. As you all know, we're big fans of SwiftKey here. Being the number one 3rd party keyboard for Android with well over 10 million downloads, we don't need to explain why. What's even better than SwiftKey 3? SwiftKey Flow! Empowering users to enjoy the best of both worlds. With the new Flow you'll be typing and swyping, or "gliding" as SwiftKey puts it. More details below.

Swype beta update adds trending words and dictionary sync

That popular 3rd party keyboard we all know and love, Swype, has just received a rather nice update today. Sadly this keyboard still isn't available in the Google Play Store, and instead you'll have to get the latest beta from Swype themselves to enjoy the latest and greatest. The most notable new feature is dictionary sync. Read on below for additional details.

Tapatalk HD for Android Tablets released as open beta

If you're like many and use the popular app Tapatalk for your browsing method of choice when checking out awesome Android forums like ours -- or any other forum -- then you'll surely want to check out the brand new Tapatalk HD. It has been available for iOS for a while now, but they are finally prepared to release an HD app for Android tablets, and you can get it today.

Swype launches next-gen keyboard, available today [Hands-on]

After months of silence the extremely popular keyboard for Android is back today. I'm talking about Swype. One of the first 3rd party keyboards to really take off for Android has just hit the ground running this morning and announced their all new keyboard that they are calling "the next generation of Swype!" Now you can Swype, type, talk, or write all with a single keyboard. Check out our hands-on below.

CyanogenMod 9 official release candidate builds coming soon

You've probably been enjoying CyanogenMod 9 on your phone or tablet for more than a few months already, but they've only been nightly "experimental" builds -- although seem plenty stable to me. Today however the team from leader @Cyanogen has confirmed they've stopped all changes in what they call a "code freeze" and are preparing the first wave of official release candidate builds of the most popular ROM for Android.

Flipboard beta for Android updated with bug fixes

If you've been enjoying the brand new Flipboard beta for Android on a shiny new Galaxy S III, or other phones now that they've released the beta we have good news today. Flipboard has just issued another quick update for their popular news app and it should fixed multiple problems we've been hearing about as of late. The new beta is available for download now and we have more details below.

Flipboard for Android enters public beta, we go hands-on

Well, we reported this morning that iOS smash-hit newsreader Flipboard would be entering beta soon, catering to specific handsets in order for the developer to get used to multiple screen resolutions. Well we were only half right, but we were half right really fast, so I'm going to call it a win. All interested parties can now download the Flipboard beta APK from their website, and navigate the news with aplomb using RSS feeds, social networking and gestures. Which is what we did, rather promptly, for your enjoyment.