SwiftKey Beta gets a new update, adds redesigned emoji UI and plenty of bug fixes

January 15, 2014
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    On Tuesday evening SwiftKey took to their blog to formally announce that a new major update had arrived for the beta version of their app.

    The biggest change here is that there is a newly redesigned emoji keyboard UI with a backspace bar, swipe gestures to switch tabs, and a few general layout changes as well. Beyond the change to the keyboard, there is also a plethora of bug fixes and other under-the-hood changes that should address keyboard freezing, issues when syncing and more.

    Here’s the full change-log of what to expect from the new update:

    • Secondary characters on the top letter row modified when number row is enabled
    • Redesigned emoji UI including new space and backspace bar, swipe gestures to switch emoji tab and changes to how the layout works under the hood
    • Fixed performance issues when switching between tabs
    • Emoji now appear larger
    • Fixed issue where emoji still predicted even when disabled
    • General memory problems fixed
    • Fixed issue where Ice theme used extra RAM
    • Fixed keyboard freezes
    • Fixed issues when syncing
    • Fixed problem with Trending Phrases not updating
    • Fixed incorrect vibration feedback when scrolling

    As you can see, there are quite a few improvements to the latest beta that should make it more stable and enjoyable. For those looking for a more stable experience however, you’re probably better off with the official version, which you can grab through Google Play.

    If you’d like to give the Beta a spin or learn more information about the latest changes, you’ll want to head over to Swiftkey’s official blog or click here to download the beta’s APK.


    • Brandon Miranda



      So gipsi BETA SWIFTKEY

    • Giovonni Fareed

      i don’t understand why its taking so long for emoji support for the official app. like damn come on

    • AssToast

      still waiting for chinese support :/