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New SwiftKey update brings speed, Indo-Aryan languages

SwitfKey has definitely been busy. Today it announced an update that may not be major in version number or appearance but is quite the big thing in experience. The new SwiftKey promises to be faster, coming quickly when you need it and quickly getting out of your way when you're done. It has also expanded its roster of supported languages to 81, adding 12 new languages from Indo-Aryan regions to that ever-growing list.

SwiftKey introduces support for Chinese languages in beta mode

With a population of over 1 billion, China has much potential to grow into the biggest market of practically anything in the world. And in the digital realm, a lot of brands and companies are already looking at expanding their products to cater to or support languages and features that would appeal to even just a fraction of that huge market. Virtual keyboard SwiftKey is one such product and they just recently announced the release of the beta version for their Chinese language support.

Fleksy announces additional funding, Android app update

Virtual keyboard Fleksy announced that they have received an additional $2M funding from several investors to enable them to further develop new features moving forward. They have also released version 3.3.3 on Android, improving on its "core accuracy" plus adding a few new features to the alternative keyboard that aims to make your typing life easier. The best news? The paid app version will be on sale until Friday so if you've ever thought of upgrading, now would be the best time.

SwiftKey releases virtual keyboard’s Material Design themes

Even if we're still a few weeks (for some, maybe months!) away from the official release of Android Lollipop, a lot of apps have been releasing their own take on Google's Material Design, giving users a preview of what it will be like when the major update is finally released. Virtual keyboard SwiftKey is the latest app to do so, releasing two new themes in their store that were designed "in the spirit of the upcoming Android L keyboard" but with what they say, is their own unique touch.

Minuum keyboard update: better language switching, more languages

A new update from Minuum virtual keyboard sees several improvements in the way you will use it, including a better language switching feature for those who are apt to be bilingual or even multi-lingual when typing on your mobile device. And speaking of being multi-lingual, version 2.14 has added even more languages to make it more efficient for non native English speakers. Of course several necessary bug fixes are also part of the latest update that rolled out over the weekend.

Microsoft has Android Wear keyboard that draws on smartwatch

While smartwatches are definitely catching on, particularly for the early adapters of technology, the idea of having keyboards on the watchfaces are still pretty much a novelty. Given the small screen space, it does feel weird to have a full-fledged keyboard on your wearable. Microsoft has come up with a sort of alternative to that, with its newly-released keyboard that actually lets you draw the letters and characters on your smartwatch that runs on the Android Wear platform, particularly if it's square or the Moto 360.

SwiftKey adds more Indian languages, Diwali theme

Being the second most populous country in the world and having multiple languages, India should have a special place in app developers' hearts. Virtual keyboard SwiftKey has responded to requests from several users and in its latest beta update, they're adding 13 new Indian languages and they've also come up with a special theme to celebrate Diwali, which is India's biggest holiday.

Fleksy arrives on Amazon, Samsung app stores, adds 2 languages

Virtual keyboard Fleksy has announced that they are coming to a couple more app stores as they continue to expand their presence in the Android Community. Now you can get the app through Amazon and Samsung's own appstores. They've also added a few new languages and brought a major update to its Android Wear app to celebrate a milestone for downloads for the wearables.
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