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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.

Glympse Keyboard for Android now allows location-sharing

Location-sharing apps for mobile are nothing new. In fact, there are a lot of similar apps out there but only a few cater to the basic needs of the users. One of the more popular apps today is Glympse that lets the user control privacy by deciding which contacts can see his particular location.

Fleksy partners with Samsung Gear S smartwatch

Virtual keyboard Fleksy has announced that it is partnering with an OEM for the first time ever and now they are integrated with the new Samsung Gear S. They are the exclusive third-party keyboard to the newest smartwatch from the Korean brand which runs not on the expected Android Wear but on the Tizen platform.
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