This morning, both Swiftkey and Microsoft confirmed yesterday’s last-minute, late-breaking, blockbuster news concerning the two joining forces. And yep, it’s official – Swiftkey has been acquired by Microsoft. (more…)
Reportedly set to be announced later this week, Microsoft will acquire SwiftKey, the predictive keyboard powered by AI, for a whopping $250 million. The co-founders of the keyboard app, Jon Reynolds and Ben Medlock, are set to make upwards of $30 million when the deal finalizes, according to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plan. (more…)
Back in December, Swiftkey Beta received an update that included access to the new emoji introduced in Android 6.0.1. Today, the stable or “market” channel of Swiftkey received the update with access to them as well.
What else is in the update? Nothing that we know of. Swiftkey may have fixed some bugs, but this update is really all about emoji access. (more…)
I have to admit, I was more excited than I should have been when Google finally announced and added the new set of emoji last week for Android 6.0.1. For the large group of our readers that still use SwiftKey as their keyboard of choice, and are running Android 6.0.1, you can rejoice – today’s SwiftKey Beta has added these fresh new emoji. (more…)
Thanks to publicity surrounding a vulnerability found in the way Samsung updates its language packs on the stock keyboard app, powered by SwiftKey, a fix is incoming for those who find tinfoil hats fashionable. As we went over in our exploit breakdown, the chances of becoming a victim to this vulnerability seems extremely low, and as declared by Samsung in a full statement released today, there has been zero cases of this happening among device owners. (more…)
Yesterday, a report stole headlines with talk of 600 million+ Samsung devices being vulnerable to a security flaw. The security flaw was tied to Samsung’s use of Swiftkey’s keyboard technology in most of their phones, including the recently launched Galaxy S6. The headline certainly looks scary, but understand that the chances of your phone being hacked are pretty damn slim. This also isn’t a Swiftkey issue, in case you were wondering, it’s a slow carrier update rollout or Samsung issue. (more…)