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Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2 Sort of has Swiftkey Flow, But Not the Cool New Beta Version

As the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note 2 started to arrive in customers hands this week, many were quick to point out the fact that “Swiftkey Flow” was listed in the keyboard settings. As we wrote earlier, Flow is the newest keyboard from Swiftkey that will enter beta testing in the very near future. It’s very much like the new Android 4.2 keyboard, which has gesture typing that predicts in real-time. With the 4.2 keyboard, and the beta version of Swiftkey Flow, both change the predicted word as you swipe between letters. It’s very cool.

The version of Flow on the Note 2 is not even close to being the same. Sure, it allows you to swipe between words, just like Swype has done in the past. However, it does not predict in real-time, but instead offers suggestions after you have fully swiped a word. It works, but the new beta version is what you should all be excited about. We have two videos below to show you the difference. 

Version of Swiftkey Flow on the Galaxy Note 2:

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New Beta version with real-time prediction (jump to 30 second mark):

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  • Michael Lewis

    The article title made me think the beta for flow had come out… :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1198252656 Jeff Kerstetter

    After all the raving on here about it, I have been trying Swiftkey for the past few weeks. I have to admit…I am not exactly blown away. I still like Multiling better.

  • Dillon Brown

    fackwors, fackwors, annnnd…….. fackwors

  • http://www.sipidation.com/ Sipidation

    What? It doesn’t have something that isn’t released yet? That’s fackwor! How dare they!

  • cheezer88

    This is not the SwiftKey Flow you are looking for

  • Prime7

    The problem with these built-in keyboards is that they can’t be updated. I remember being so annoyed that I couldn’t update my Swype version on my Droid X.

    • Droidzilla

      True, but the new Swype beta does a good job of being an additional keyboard without having to do any hackery.

    • Dan B

      The one on the Note 2 has an update feature.

  • kentholio

    Im spoiled by the dedicated number row. I cant switch to a keyboard that doesnt have it.

    • Joey Funk

      That’s what long press is for. It will take literally .25 seconds longer. Plus swift kry has shortcuts for the most used symbols as long press options as well.

      And also, when you switch views, numbers are in a standard num pad layout.

      • Abhijeet Mishra

        I hate Google’s stock keyboard precisely because it doesn’t allow long pressing on letters for symbols and number. Such an unintuitive method to have to go to a separate menu for everything.

        • Joey Funk

          That’s why I have SwiftKey. :D

          • Abhijeet Mishra

            That’s why I have Swype, and because I’m quite good at Swype. Gesture Typing is good on stock, but too many nuisances on it as well. Hopefully SwiftKey Flow comes soon. :D

  • Bob

    This is FACKWORS!