The latest update for SwiftKey has arrived in the Play Store. And while SwiftKey seems to get updates on a fairly regular basis -- this is one that will likely attract a bit more attention than usual. Simply put, SwiftKey is now available for free.
Our friends from the land of the rising sun will soon be able to enjoy all that SwiftKey goodness in their own native language. SwiftKey has just announced the start of open beta testing for the exclusive SwiftKey Japanese version of its intelligent keyboard for Android.
The latest SwiftKey beta arrived back in mid-March. These beta releases are available for anyone willing to sideload the app, and also not unheard of. We suspect some are playing in the SwiftKey beta channel, however for many, we suspect the beta releases just provide some hints in terms of upcoming features.
We aren't necessarily convinced every SwiftKey user needs to be playing in the beta channel, though these series of updates are interesting to watch as they offer hints in terms of upcoming features. Having said that, the folks at SwiftKey have recently rolled out the latest beta release -- which brings some integration with Google+ and Evernote.
SwiftKey v4.5 was first introduced back in December. That update was released as a beta, but perhaps more important -- it was one that added support for emoji. Also included in that update was an optional number row. While the beta releases are made available for all, they do have to be sideloaded, which means the update process is not as automatic as compared to the Play Store experience.
Yesterday we saw an update for the latest SwiftKey beta release, and today brings an update for the latest stable release. Naturally, this update is one that can be found in the Google Play Store. The update is arriving as version 4.4.2 and consists entirely of bug fixes and some general improvements.
The SwiftKey 4.5 beta first introduced emoji and an optional number row back in December. That same beta saw a holiday themed update a bit later in December with the introduction of an "Ice" themed keyboard. While there isn't any set timeline as to when these beta releases graduate, they do see updates from time to time, and they can also expire after a set period. Well, it looks like the former has happened as the folks at SwiftKey have released an update.
The latest SwiftKey update has arrived in the Play Store and as we sometimes see given the time of year, this one includes some holiday cheer. Specifically, the folks at SwiftKey have added a new theme called Ice. The overall color of the Ice theme is blue, however you will get a bit of something extra when you begin typing.
SwiftKey beta 4.4 arrived earlier in the month and it looks like the beta has already graduated. Available beginning today is SwiftKey beta 4.5 and it brings a few new features. This time around the update has added what SwiftKey refers to as "some of your most requested features."
SwiftKey 4.3 dropped the beta tag in early November and it looks like the next release has arrived. The folks at SwiftKey have announced beta 4.4, which is arriving with what they are referring to as a simpler installer. Basically, it looks like SwiftKey team was able to cut down on some of the steps required during the installation and setup process.