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SwiftKey update brings fixes and improved predictions

SwiftKey 4 landed in the Google Play Store back in late-February. That arrival had marked the end of a several month beta period. But perhaps more important for today -- the SwiftKey app has recently been updated. This update is not what we would describe as major, however it does have plenty of fixes. SwiftKey is now sitting at version 4.0.1 and it remains priced at $3.99.

Samsung Galaxy S IV concept video tips laser keyboard and ultra-thin design

With Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III smartphone still selling like hot cakes and topping 30 million in sales, we're already setting our sights on the next generation. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has been rumored more than a few times and we know it's coming soon. Today however we have an awesome "concept video" or render showing some ultra-thinness and even a projecting laser keyboard.

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.

Swype beta update adds trending words and dictionary sync

That popular 3rd party keyboard we all know and love, Swype, has just received a rather nice update today. Sadly this keyboard still isn't available in the Google Play Store, and instead you'll have to get the latest beta from Swype themselves to enjoy the latest and greatest. The most notable new feature is dictionary sync. Read on below for additional details.

Siine Keyboard for Android released – icons make texting even easier

Custom keyboards are nothing new in Android although it seems like many offer similar functions, change themes, or simply suggest words faster than others. Today we have a brand new keyboard for Android called Siine that was just released and actually has some innovative and new features that had me extremely impressed. Check out the images below, and the video demonstration really shows how neat this keyboard can be when using familiar icons to type faster.

SwiftKey passes 5 million downloads, on sale this weekend only

One of the most popular and widely used 3rd party keyboards for Android smartphones and tablets, SwiftKey, has just announced they've passed 5 million downloads. Along with this awesome news comes two things. They are hosting a sale to celebrate, and have also updated the applications with additional language support and more.

SwiftKey keyboard developer raises $2.4 million from investors

We've covered SwiftKey in its various incarnations a lot here on Android Community, and not without good reason. It's gained notoriety as one of the most popular Android virtual keyboards, no small task when your app duplicates core functionality, even if it is adding in a lot more. Octopus Investments would seem to agree: They've invested 1.5 million GBP, about 2.4 million dollars, in the small developer TouchType.

Get Ice Cream Sandwich’s keyboard now, no root needed

Yes, we know - the wait for Ice Cream Sandwich to show up for your device and/or in your region is getting frustrating. But you can slake your hunger for Ice Cream now with a taste of its new keyboard, for any Android device. Thanks to XDA member "for.digit". (funny how no one on XDA is ever called Bob or Sam.) He's wrapped up the new ICS version of Android's native keyboard in a free Market app, available to just about anyone.

Swiftkey X Beta brings better tablet support, we go hands-on

With its advanced text prediction and easily theme-friendly interface, Swiftkey X is the software keyboard of choice for a lot of Android users. Developer TouchType sent us the new beta for Swiftkey X, in both smartphone and tablet versions. We couldn't resist trying it out. The most important new feature is the ability to customize the height of the keys themselves. Take a look:
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