By Stephen Schenck | November 30, 2012 5:42 PM
SwiftKey is one of the most popular alternative keyboards around, and for good reason; we’ve had some great experiences with its ability to predict what we’re typing. If you already like SwiftKey, you should be excited to learn that the next big feature is right around the corner, with beta testing about to begin for SwiftKey Flow. The company just sent out some reminders to interested testers to let them know that the beta is nearly ready to get started, but new owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Verizon have been noticing that their new phones seem to already have SwiftKey Flow installed; just what’s going on?
It turns out that the SwiftKey that comes with the Verizon Note II isn’t quite the same tech as we’re talking about with the upcoming Flow beta. It’s similar, sure, but there’s one big difference: the Note II version doesn’t make its predictions until you complete your swipe, while the beta features real-time prediction.
Check out the video below to see just what we have to look forward to from SwiftKey Flow, once its beta gets underway.