SwiftKey update brings enhancements, new languages, more themes

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Back in early June, SwiftKey announced a pretty substantial change to its business model, making its keyboard free to download from the Play Store, and earning its money through the sale of add-on themes. Today it’s got more good news for its users, announcing a pretty decent update to the app, the arrival of new themes, and the start of a theme sale.

Let’s dive right in to the changes arriving with this update. While on first impression it might look like a run-of-the-mill bugfix/tweak release, it’s the scope of the changes here that make this release sound impressive: everything from regular typing, to SwiftKey Flow, to translations, and even keyboard loading time are seeing improvements. That may not be the same thing as getting new features, but it seems like a worthwhile set of improvements. And yes, you’ll also find a host of bugfixes.

There are also language improvements, adding emoji prediction for Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, and Russian, and bringing Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Turkmen to the app for the first time.

As for those themes, SwiftKey is launching five new ones, while also starting a limited-time sale (no word on when it ends, so act fast) that lets shoppers in select countries save 33% on certain themes.

Source: SwiftKey
Via: Phone Dog

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