XOOM 2 to Ship with SwiftKey Tablet X

by: Will G.November 11, 2011
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For those who are searching for a new tablet, or even buying one for a start, Motorola will be releasing its new tablet, the XOOM 2, around the late holidays. But, one of the hassles of owning a tablet is always the lack of user-ease from the stock keyboard.

Worry no longer, because developers will be collaborating with folks at TouchType Ltd. to bring  SwiftKey Tablet X to the Motorola XOOM 2. This will definitely be a sigh of relief for users, as it is one of the most popular keyboard applications on the market, and most friendly for tablets.

In case you are not familiar with SwiftKey, it is a downloadable keyboard you can find on the Android Market which has two editions; SwiftKey X and SwiftKey Tablet X. The keyboard offers an option for 22 different languages so that users will be able to make the app feel more comfortable.

One of the interesting sides to this is that both market application and device development will combine, which could possibly lead to future updates towards tablets that will contain the pre-loaded keyboard.

If you already have a tablet, SwiftKey Tablet X is available for US$4.99, and standard smartphones can obtain SwiftKey X for US$3.99.

The Motorola XOOM 2 will offer a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, as well as 1 GB of RAM, 1080p video recording, a 5-MP rear camera, and a 1.3-MP front-facing camera. The tablet has a stylish cut-edged design and is only 8.8 mm thick.

Do you think more tablets will obtain SwiftKey Tablet X stock? How do you think this will affect the way of typing for Android devices?

  • AppleFUD

    I’m amazed that only MS designed a split keyboard for their tablet OS. Apple, in ios5, copied many Android features and the split keyboard is one of them though, why on earth this isn’t standard on every tablet that is over 7″ is beyond me–do the OS designers not use devices that use the OS? If they did they would realize straight off the bat that a full screen keyboard on a 10″ tablet is a pain in the ass!