Ah, SwiftKey, you fantastic bloke, you’ve done it again! SwiftKey is fantastic isn’t it? Especially now that they’ve issued out an incremental update to its applications for both Android powered phones and tablets this morning. It was headlined by the most anticipated addition of continuous voice typing and two new themes.
Voice dictation support will only be available for devices that are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich above. You can access that feature by long-pressing the comma on the keyboard. Two new themes have been added under the names of Sky and Fuchsia which are blue and pink respectively. We all know that SwiftKey is famous for its fantastic customization. Thus these two new themes have been added to their already extensive library of options to choose from. Swiftkey also now supports a total of 44 languages, their most recent additions are Malay and Urdu. I’ve never heard of those languages in my life, but if you have this surely will help you out extensively! That is, if you so choose to read in Malay or Urdu.
While these are some pretty awesome changes, I think we all were most looking forward to the bug fixes. This newest version comes with a variety of bug fixes with a lot of them being centered around the Galaxy S III. Some other issues have had to deal with both Google Chrome and Talk along with some Jelly Bean issues. According to SwiftKey’s blog, these issues have been resolved.
Here’s the download link to Google Play so you can grab the full update.
Good ol’ SwiftKey. Here’s the full changelog:
Look and feel
Two new themes for summer, Sky and Fuchsia.
General performance improvements;
Improved application compatibility;
Google voice typing for Android 4.0 and 4.1 users – now allows continuous dictation Chrome