Fleksy partners with ZTE to put its keyboard on millions of phones worldwide

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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.

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Holiday Buying Guide 2015: The best Android phones

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We live in a mobility-focused world, and manufacturers from all over the world have risen up to meet this demand. You have Samsung with its new line of premium Galaxy devices, Google revolutionizing the off-contract market with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Motorola’s own off-contract efforts, and even up and comers like Alcatel OneTouch. There are so many different smartphones out there, all for different types of people. With that in mind, it can be difficult to find the perfect handset, especially with how expensive many of these devices are.

Here at Talk Android, we’ve put together a detailed shopping guide on the best smartphones in the market for the holidays. There’s something for everybody on this list, whether it be powerful performance packages that Samsung offers, something more luxury in the Sony Xperia handsets, or even the media production capabilities in many of LG’s new devices.

We’ve taken the liberty of digging through the mire in order to bring you the best Android smartphones for this holiday shopping season. One thing we can guarantee: there’s something for you on this list.

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ZTE Nubia Z11 to get simultaneous U.S. and China release

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Although other big Chinese brands like Huawei and Xiaomi are just now achieving some success at making inroads in the U.S. market, despite success in China and other Asian markets, ZTE has avoided that fate and enjoyed a decent U.S. demand for its devices. The combination of strong sales in both a mature market like the U.S. and a relatively new market like China has led ZTE to the sixth position in the rankings of biggest smartphone manufacturers. ZTE hopes to continue to improve on that position by releasing their next flagship, the Nubia Z11, in both the U.S. and China at the same time. Read more