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.  (more…)

Swiftkey Flow Beta Invites Near, Time to Get Ready

Swiftkey Flow, a new gesture-inspired typing experience, will go into beta testing very soon. The Swiftkey team sent out reminder emails moments ago, telling you to get ready for the invite to test their “best keyboard yet.” As long as you are a part of their VIP forums and have “[email protected]” in your contacts to prevent it from going into spam, you should have received this email, but should also be in line to receive an invite to the beta as soon as it’s released.

First teased back in October as the newest upgrade to the one of the better Android keyboards on the planet, we couldn’t help but get excited over the thought of Swiftkey getting even better. The technology is already built into the Galaxy Note 2 (well, sort of), something we’ll show you in a moment. Until then, check out the promo video below to get a feel for the new keyboard.  (more…)

Swiftkey Introduces Swiftkey Flow, a Gliding and Predicting Typing Experience

Swiftkey, one of the most popular Android keyboards, announced a new keyboard experience today, called Flow. As the name implies, Flow allows you to glide between keys so that you can type words without lifting up a finger. Before you jump in with the “This is like Swype!” comments, I recommend that you watch the video. Swiftkey’s version of swiping between keys comes off as being much more predictive than other options. During the video, Flow shows that it can predict words after you have swiped only a couple of letters. According to Swiftkey, it also stays top notch at normal typing for those rapid tappers out there.

There is going to be a beta release of Flow soon, so be sure to stop by Swiftkey’s site to sign up(more…)