SwiftKey announces 500,000 downloads, special Black Friday offer

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The popular keyboard replacement Swiftkey has hit 500,000 downloads, and to celebrate they are lowering the price to $1.99. We apologize for being a little late in getting this one out, and to inform you that as of writing this you only have just a few hours left until midnight (Nov. 26) to take advantage of the sale.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to our app database or search Swiftkey in the Android Market to grab it for this low price before it’s too late!

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Last call to purchase SwiftKey for $0.99, will become $3.99 starting tomorrow

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If you’ve been wanting to take advantage of SwiftKey’s $0.99 price, but are a procrastinator at heart, know that today is your last chance before SwiftKey becomes $3.99.  The popular keyboard replacement was the number 1 paid app in the Android Market for seven straight days after its initial release, and was downloaded over 250,000 times during the public beta.

SwiftKey tries to predict what the user is going to say next, based on pre-defined sentence structures, as well as by learning the way each user talks. This makes for a very quick typing process, and is a blast to use once you get the hang of it.

SwiftKey’s core features include:
  • Predictions in US/UK English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Swedish
  • Unique next-word prediction engine based on word context
  • Rapid and comprehensive learning of individual writing style
  • Up to 50% greater text entry efficiency than other market solutions
  • A third of next words predicted without any character input
  • Relevant, personalized predictions
  • Ability to predict in two languages simultaneously
  • Advanced error correction designed for small mobile keyboards
  • Inline spelling and grammar correction
  • Automatic accent insertion (for non-English character entry)
  • Voice dictation support for English, Spanish, French, German and Italian
  • Multi-touch support

If you would like to learn a bit more about the features of SwiftKey, checkout our review here.

Rate and Download: SwiftKey ($0.99 through 9/30, $3.99 beginning 10/1) or SwiftKey Trial (free for 2 weeks)

SwiftKey Gets Full Release on the Android Market

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SwiftKey makes it’s full release onto the Android Market today on the back of the great success that their Beta version had after it was downloaded over 250,000 times.

We covered the SwiftKey Beta in great depth when it was released with our review giving it 9.6/10. I can confirm that after briefly using the full version, that it has only got better since the Beta experience. The new version even boasts multi-touch support, vast speed improvements, and simultaneous bilingual prediction. Look out for our full review of the keyboard sometime in the next week from TalkAndroid.com

To celebrate it’s release, Swiftkey is on the market at a hugely discounted price. You can pick it up today for only $0.99/£0.60. Make sure you take this offer while it’s available because after a week the price will go up by $3.

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SwiftKey Beta Exceeds 100,000 Downloads in First Week

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Earlier, we posted our thoughts on the SwiftKey keyboard, finding it to be excellent in almost every way. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones enamored, as TouchType, the makers of SwiftKey, have announced in a press release that downloads of the popular keyboard have exceeded 100, 000 downloads a mere week after it was released to the public. Awesome news for the fledgling software with even more to come, I’m sure. Kudos! Full release after the break.

Review of SwiftKey Beta Keyboard for Android

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Those of you without a physical keyboard on your phone (and maybe some of you with a physical keyboard) probably have the same problem that I do: anytime some new keyboard software comes out, you’ve got to give it a try, particularly if it’s free. For Android, you’ve got a few choices, including the stock Android keyboard, HTC’s keyboard if you have one of their phones, and Swype. Since last week, I’ve been using a newcomer to the on-screen keyboard scene called SwiftKey, which is currently in its beta form, and I’ve been extremely impressed, both with its results and its implementation.

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SwiftKey for Android (Beta) Launches

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Some people are very particular about which keyboard they use on their phone. Some will only use a physical keyboard, while others swear by Swype. Now there is yet another choice: Swiftkey.

Swiftkey is similar to many other keyboards in that it works by predicting which word are you typing based on previous words. However, Swiftkey claims to be the best in the prediction game, and is hoping to prove it by launching a beta on the Android Market.

Give it a download and let us know what you think.

Download Link

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for June 9 – June 15, 2014

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We are only a little over a week away from Google I/O, and the rumors are flying. Google might just unveil an answer to Apple’s Healthkit, but expect a heavy dose of Android Wear. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S. A very nice display, but did Samsung release too many tablets this year? Amazon will finally announce a smartphone this week. Will it make an impact? Can T-Mobile continue to shake things up with Un-carrier 5.0? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

Best Android Weather Apps and Widgets [June 2014]

How to change or clear default app settings in Android

Reviews

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Extra large and light on the wallet

Accessories

Logitech announces Type-S keyboard accessory for recently unveiled Galaxy Tab S

Check out the all new Galaxy Tab S series accessories

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for June 11, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

Best Android Weather Apps and Widgets [June 2014]

Apps

Google releases Google I/O 2014 app

Microsoft releases Outlook Web App for Android devices

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Best Android keyboard replacement apps [April 2014]

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Over a year ago, we covered some of the best available replacement keyboards for Android devices. Many of those keyboards are still fantastic options, but they’ve been updated to include great new features, and other keyboards have hit the Play Store that are just a little better than what was available a year ago. Keyboards are still just as important as always, so we’re going to give you an up-to-date guide on the best of what’s available.

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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for March 31 – April 6, 2014

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This week’s biggest news wasn’t about a phone or tablet, it was about the TV. Specifically, Amazon’s brand new Fire TV set-top box. Will it be compelling enough to sway fans from the Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV? We are also hearing that Google is readying their next generation set-top box, dubbed Android TV. Can both Android TV and the Chromecast coexist? The Samsung Galaxy S 5 will finally launch globally this week. Will it live up to the hype or will the HTC One (M8) keep it in check? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for what is sure to be another exciting week in the world of Android.

Guides

Everything you need to know about Sense 6 on the HTC One (M8)

How to setup and use BlinkFeed on the HTC One (M8)

Sense 6 Camera and Gallery walkthrough on the HTC One (M8)

How to apply Duo Camera effects on the HTC One (M8)

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