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SwiftKey Wants you to ‘Flow Through Space’ as They Release Another Teaser for SwiftKey Flow

December 3, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

One of my favorite third-party keyboards for Android is SwiftKey. I have it on both my Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 and have had it on every device before that. So how can SwiftKey get even better? Bring in some Swype or gesture typing features, it’ll work great for those that can’t type fast, right? That is what SwiftKey Flow is all about. While we are still waiting on the beta testing for SwiftKey Flow to begin, SwiftKey has decided to tease us with another video highlighting their upcoming new Keyboard, SwiftKey Flow. Check out the video below.

There’s not much new in the video that we haven’t already seen. But the fact that you can gesture type an entire sentence is unbelievable. I’ve used Swype in the past, and it made typing take even longer for me. So when Android 4.2 came out with their new keyboard and gesture typing I gave that a try, and it’s pretty good. I still use the stock Android 4.2 keyboard on my Nexus 7. We already know how great SwiftKey is at predicting your next word, and with Flow, it’s going to get even better. I seriously cannot wait.

Last week, we found out that the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 appeared to have SwiftKey Flow installed. But it actually didn’t. It’s kind of confusing. Basically, Samsung uses the SwiftKey API for their own keyboard, and Samsung also has gesture typing on that keyboard. And everyone got so excited about having SwiftKey Flow on their new Verizon Galaxy Note 2, but they really don’t have it. Even if you look at the keyboard, it does not look like SwiftKey at all. The day after all the blogs were posting about SwiftKey Flow being on the Note 2, SwiftKey sent out emails to everyone registered in their VIP forum that the beta for SwiftKey Flow will be available soon. Guess they wanted everyone to keep talking about SwiftKey Flow?

What is your favorite third-party keyboard for Android? Or do you just stick to Stock? Let us know in the comments below.