SwiftKey

SwiftKey adds adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages

The team behind SwiftKey has done it again. The last one went out of beta phase back in May but the developers just announced additional adaptive layouts for nine more Indian languages. This may not matter to most SwiftKey users but those in India will appreciate that they are now allowed easier typing on the Android app for their native languages such as Manipuri, Oriya, Bengali, Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Konkani, Telugu, and Assamese.

Samsung to fix keyboard vulnerability thru KNOX, firmware update

Yesterday, we were all shocked (and a little bit scared, just a little bit) to find out about a vulnerability in Samsung phones that hackers can take advantage off. This is specifically through the SwiftKey keyboard app that is pre-installed in over 600 million Samsung phones. Today both Samsung and SwiftKey have made statements dealing with this issue, although Samsung might not have been happy with SwiftKey’s response.

Samsung phones vulnerable to keyboard app hack, 600M affected

If you bought a Samsung phone within the last 2 or 3 years, chances are you need Samsung to plug a vulnerability found within the pre-installed keyboard from 3rd party developer SwiftKey. With this pre-installed keyboard found in almost all Samsung devices produced between 2012 and now, the number of phones with this vulnerability is expected to be around 600 million units. Yes, it’s that bad.

New SwiftKey update now out of beta phase

SwiftKey has been releasing a few beta updates over the past month, teasing us as to all the possibilities when it will finally be released in its real form. Finally, the virtual keyboard has released the major update which includes a new Hub menu, free default theme, additional languages and additional Dashlane integration for your saved passwords. Plus, a lot of the new designs have been inspired from the Material Design visual guidelines that Google has been suggesting for developers.

Swiftkey Greenhouse brings Hexy Launcher app

If you want your Android smartphone's home screen to look sexier, or rather, "hexier", you're in luck as the newest product coming out from the Swiftkey Greenhouse is an app launcher that would do just that. The Hexy Launcher is the latest from their "experimental" playground and it will basically arrange your apps on your home screen into, you guessed it, hexagonal tiles. App launchers are usually very useful, especially with the number of apps we constantly download, and this one gives you a unique look for your screen.

SwiftKey launches Greenhouse with new Clarity Keyboard in beta

SwiftKey is looking into launching several new "experimental" projects and apps under its Greenhouse initiative. One of the first things they're launching now is a brand new, cleaner, less distracting keyboard called Clarity. And while it is still in beta version (as all Greenhouse projects will probably be), it looks promising and might be a good alternative for those who would like a no-frill virtual keyboard for their smartphones or tablets.

SwiftKey Hub now available for easier access to features, settings

It may still be in its beta phase, but it looks like SwiftKey for Android is bringing out all the bells and whistles with every update, to make you realize you need to get it as your new virtual keyboard for your smartphone. You may call it a mini make-over, as the latest version contains a new SwiftKey Hub located conveniently, and a new "sleek, modern look" that makes your smartphone look even nicer.

OnePlus adds SwiftKey keyboard into CyanogenMod 11S

Your Cyanogen-powered OnePlus One is about to get better. Why, OnePlus recently partnered with SwiftKey to bring the popular keyboard app into CyanogenMod 11S. This means OnePlus One users can easily switch to SwiftKey without having to download the app. All you need to do is touch a button on the screen and the SwiftKey functionality will be activated right away.

Swiftkey releases Chinese version for Android devices

The Chinese New Year is still a few days away but Chinese-speaking (or rather, typing) Android users are getting an early present, as virtual keyboard SwiftKey has released the official Chinese version for smartphones and tablets. They've been beta-testing this particular version for a few months now, and after many tweaks and fixes, they are ready to release it as an official part of the free typing app.

SwiftKey releases Frozen-themed virtual keyboards in time for Christmas

It's been a year since Frozen-mania snowstormed its way into the theaters and children's (and adults!) hearts. But it's still not over, especially if your kids still break out into song (okay, admit it, you too) when they hear the opening notes of "Let It Go" or beg you for Olaf plushies this Christmas. SwiftKey says it's better late than never as they release Frozen-themed virtual keyboards for you and/or your kids.
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