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Android Community Weekly: December 9th, 2012

We had an exciting week in the world of Android Community. For those dying to snag a new LG Nexus 4 the wait is still a little long, but we're hearing they are shipping at a faster rate as of late to those who have ordered. Samsung had plenty of announcements, and Motorola had a lot of update news. Read on for the full rundown of the past week.

SwiftKey Flow video teases typing without ever lifting a finger

The extremely popular 3rd party keyboard SwiftKey is about to get a whole lot better. We've been hearing tons lately about the upcoming SwiftKey Flow keyboard that will take on Google's own gesture keyboard, and Swype, but their latest video shows us just how awesome Flow will really be. It's called "Flow Through Space" and shows that we'll soon be able to type without ever lifting a finger. Just flowing from word to word all with one seamless motion.

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.

Verizon Galaxy Note II pre-installed with Swype and SwiftKey Flow

Today the Samsung Galaxy Note II from Verizon is arriving for multiple people across the states who pre-ordered this awesome 5.5-inch flagship smartphone. While enjoying it over the past few days we've noticed a few different keyboard options. Out of the box Verizon and Samsung have the usual Samsung keyboard, but then we noticed a few more. It appears both Swype, and the unreleased SwiftKey Flow are both also pre-installed for your choice.

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.
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