WSJ: Galaxy S4 to offer SwiftKey integration

by: Chris SmithMarch 14, 2013


With just a few hours to go until the next-generation Galaxy S model becomes official, we have one more report for you that highlights one Galaxy S4 feature, the integration of SwiftKey’s prediction software.

You’re probably more than aware what SwiftKey can do since the SwiftKey keyboard app is quite popular among Android users – in case you don’t it’s suffice to say that we’re looking at software capable of predicting what your next key press will be based on your typing habits, and therefore improve your whole typing-on-a-touchscreen experience.

The WSJ has it from unnamed people familiar with the matter that the Galaxy S4 will include the technology:

Case in point, Samsung Electronics Co. will include SwiftKey’s predictive technology in the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 [sic], which will be unveiled at an event in New York on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

“In the Android space where you have a lot of competition, a little thing like [predictive typing] can make a huge difference,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group.

We’re going to have more Galaxy S4 details for you later today, as we get closer to the announcement event which we’re going to be liveblogging for you. While you wait, check out our Galaxy S4 contest that’s open to all Android Authority readers!

  • freedomspopular

    The latest update for the N7100 included Swiftkey licensing, so I’m not surprised to see this.

  • DoctorWho

    my galaxy s3 standart keyboard is more precision then swiftkey. when you use 2 languages swiftkey fails and choosing the words also fails in Turkish. i was using trial i deleted today.

    • vampyren

      Agree my s3 had this build in and works great.

  • cycad007

    Swiftkey is an excellent piece of software. But really…anybody can buy the software at the Google Play store. In fact, it *might* be even better to buy it from the Google Play Store as it gets updated fairly often. Will S4 users receive the same timely updates?

  • seeteedub

    I have SwiftKey and I use Swype as my main keyboard. It’s really hard to go back to a standard keyboard after using those two.

  • alen

    is it the Flow or just standard SwiftKey ?