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Microsoft to acquire Swiftkey for $250 Million


Swiftkey,the most popular Keyboard on Android & iOS devices in their respective stores. It is the most widely  used app also with lots of features. It has lots of feature that set it different & best among all the other Keyboard apps available on any platform.

Now according to a report from The Financial Times, Microsoft is going to buy SwiftKey for $250 Million. We all know that Microsoft already has one of the best keyboards out there in mobile OS with  Swipe Flow feature to be the most unique & exciting. When asked Microsoft for any confirmation, the company said “nothing to share at this time” . It launched it’s first keyboard in 2010 for Android OS & then in 2014, it came to iOS also. It has unique theme supports also with different sounds on keypress.

Some features are given below,

  • Kills your typos
  • Type faster with A.I.-powered predictions
  • Simply swipe-to-type with SwiftKey Flow
  • Autocorrect that actually works
  • Always learning your slang, nicknames and phrases
  • 80+ colors, designs and themes
  • Emoji keyboard – learns and predicts your favorite emoticons
  • Bilingual autocorrect across 100+ languages
  • Teach the autocorrect your quirks from your online accounts

The Keyboard & SDK from of SwiftKey are available on more than 500 million of Android & iOS devices around the globe. It is also noted that Microsoft is also paying $250 Million to the London based firm.



Thanks to DT Bhattacharjee for the tip

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