Among the best keyboard replacements is Fleksy, which was named an Editor’s Choice 2015 by Google. And its quality is met with popularity as more than 1 million people have installed it to date. This morning, Fleksy announced it is ready to push become an international force by partnering with one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of mobile device. ZTE, the Chinese company that is silently the fourth largest smartphone brand in the United States, is helping Fleksy extend its reach internationally by pre-installing the keyboard on devices.
Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices, said this about the deal:
“At ZTE, we are constantly listening and working with both our consumers and partners to enhance our smartphone feature offerings. As such, we are delighted to work with Fleksy to incorporate their award winning user typing interface to give our end users the best possible smartphone experience.”
Owners of ZTE devices will gain everything that Fleksy has to offer, including its custom theme builder that presents users with a personalized keyboard visually and in operation.
Fleksy is adding ZTE to a portfolio of partners that already includes Samsung, Xiaomi, and Meizu. With its various partnerships, Fleksy expects that 50 million branded installs to be performed in 2015 alone.
Fleksy partners with ZTE, bringing a great text input option to ZTE customers worldwide!
San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2015 — Fleksy, holder of the Guinness World Record for typing, announces a new partnership with ZTE, a global manufacturer of smartphones and mobile devices.
Fleksy, which provides a unique and powerful user interface, will be providing more than just an award-winning typing experience to ZTE users, it will also bring rich content to users’ finger tips all around the world. Rich content includes thousands of GIFs, stickers and emoji for every occasion.
Partnering with ZTE, one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China, further extends Fleksy’s international distribution.
“We’re committed to delivering a faster and more expressive input experience for users across the globe,” said Kosta Eleftheriou, CEO and Founder of Fleksy. “ZTE is one of the world’s leading device manufacturers, and we’re pleased to bring Fleksy to their users.”
“At ZTE, we are constantly listening and working with both our consumers and partners to enhance our smartphone feature offerings.” said Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices at ZTE Corporation. “As such, we are delighted to work with Fleksy to incorporate their award winning user typing interface to give our end users the best possible smartphone experience.”
Fleksy’s recently launched custom theme builder, which gives users the ability to customize their keyboard with photos, colors, and effects, will also be included in the integration. Allowing ZTE users to make the keyboard look and feel exactly how they like and change it up as frequently as they want.
Officially the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world (Guinness World Record, May 2014 & November 2014), Fleksy is already used by millions of people in over 170 countries. It features the world’s most powerful typing technology, an award winning design, and unprecedented customization. Having established partnerships with Samsung, Xiaomi, Meizu and many others, Fleksy is projecting more than 50M branded installs in 2015.
Winner of the CES Award for Design and Engineering, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Award, and a 2014 Golden Stevie Award for Innovation, Fleksy is the world’s most innovative keyboard company. It was the first keyboard to enable blind typing on a smartphone (Access Award by the American Foundation for the Blind), the first keyboard to be deployed on a smartwatch, and the first keyboard to enable typing in a 3D augmented reality platform (Leap Motion).
Fleksy is backed by venture capital including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.