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    News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    One of the most popular Android keyboard enhancements has been enhanced.
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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Why is Stephen Fry promoting an Android app, when it's well known he is a huge Apple fan?

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    tried it before and hated it but that might be cause I'm so used to Swype beta

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Does anyone use Swiftkey with an office suite? Just tried with Kingsoft and prediction doesn't work, which more or less defeats the object for me.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

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    Why is Stephen Fry promoting an Android app, when it's well known he is a huge Apple fan?
    He was promoting Windows Phone 7 at the launch event I think, he seems fairly willing to try other devices despite his love of Apple.. either that or he's being paid to change his loyalties from day to day, but I can't imagine SwiftKey have a marketing budget that big.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Quote Originally Posted by Jingee View Post
    Why is Stephen Fry promoting an Android app, when it's well known he is a huge Apple fan?
    Money.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

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    Why is Stephen Fry promoting an Android app, when it's well known he is a huge Apple fan?
    Maybe his actual quote was "An absolutely essential add-on for any Android device ... to bring it up to the level of an iPhone". Joking aside, he seems to turn up at pretty much any large tech gathering these days.

    Back to SwiftKey, it's interesting to me that the video seems to show it on a Galaxy S3. In which case my question to SwiftKey'ers is this: is it any better than the default Samsung keyboard? I'm posing the question because the last update seems to have done something funny to the keyboard on my S3 and now it's "predictions" are pretty poor.

    I'd also be very interested to hear where Swype is still superior - especially as urban myth is that the Samsung S3's keyboard is actually a Samsung-licensed version of Swype. Although at £1.50, maybe SwiftKey would be worth a punt anyway.

    Speaking of input methods - the one that's getting my thumbs up at the moment is the handwriting recognition on the Note 10.1. It's turning out to be pretty clever at reading my chicken scratch, and that it's cursive (joined up) style is more impressive in my book.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    May have to give this keyboard a shot to check out their Japanese keyboard implementation. Having installed no less than 3 Japanese keyboards on my S3, and finding that none of them allows me to be as productive as the one built-in on the iOS means that I do no longer have high expectations.. but I'd still like to be proven wrong on this eventually.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    I`ve had swiftkey for ages now but the update is pretty cool.

    been using the swype like features and it works amazingly well!

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    "SwiftKey is the only thing I have ever bought from the Google Play Store"

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    I swyped away happily until I read my input. I think I'll stick to the traditional SK

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    I have SwiftKey 3 do I have to pay for the new version


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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    I have SwiftKey 3 do I have to pay for the new version
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    Owners of previous versions can upgrade for free.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    I have SwiftKey 3 do I have to pay for the new version
    As Snooty said, nope.

    Which surprised me. I had Swiftkey 3 and had been using the Flow beta, but I expected to have to buy again, so it was nice when I popped along the Store to find it was already purchased.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    A tad slow on my OSF, though not entirely surprising given that it's almost at its second birthday...

    It's quite accurate, although frustrating when it predicts the wrong word -- it disables the 'backwards-swipe' that is usually used to delete entire words quickly when you enable 'Flow'.

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    Re: News - SwiftKey 4 for Android released

    Swiftkey does not work well with the Note 2, it disables the stylus/writing keyboard.

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