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Microsoft might bring Windows Phone's Word Flow keyboard to Android

Microsoft has plans to bring its popular Word Flow keyboard from Windows Phones to iOS. Could Android be next?

Published onJanuary 18, 2016

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Microsoft is no stranger to bringing its own mobile applications to other platforms. It all started when the company brought full ports of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to Android, followed by it’s personal voice assistant, Cortana. Because of this, it’s not a huge surprise to hear that Microsoft is already planning to bring yet another popular app to other platforms.

In an email sent out to a handful of Windows Insiders, Microsoft says it has plans to bring the popular Word Flow keyboard from Windows Phones to iOS. The keyboard is only available as a beta for Windows Insiders at the moment, but will likely launch as a public beta version on iOS in the months to come. We’re not really expecting any changes with the iOS version of Word Flow – just the same wonderful experience Windows Phone users have grown to love.

As of now, there’s no word as to when – or if – we can even expect Word Flow to come to Android. However, according to an email sent to Windows Insider Kyle Reddoch, the program asked if he owns “an iPhone (5s or newer)? Do you think your native iOS keyboard could use improvement?” The email goes on to say that Microsoft is “working on extending the keyboard to other platforms, starting with iOS.”

I don’t know about you, but that last sentence sounds like Android would be next. Like I said earlier, there’s no official word regarding an Android version, but it wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest if it came to Android sooner rather than later. What are your thoughts? Have you used Word Flow? If so, are you excited to hear this news? Be sure to speak up in the comments!

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