November 30, 2012 3:07pm
SwiftKey sent us an email today stating that its Flow keyboard is almost ready for prime time. Well, as a beta at least. The company touted its newest creation in October, and promised a subsequent release before the end of the year. We saw an input system that combined the best of SwiftKey and Swype, and it came only days before Google announced its own glide-based input system on Android 4.2.
Yesterday, when the Verizon Galaxy Note II was released, it was discovered that SwiftKey Flow is built right into Samsung’s own default keyboard. While it was not mentioned anywhere in the release notes, it seems that the Korean company saw the future and anchored it into its own brand. Strangely, it seems that the company still offers Swype as an alternative.
You can take a look at Phandroid’s hands-on with SwiftKey Flow below, and prepare yourself for yet another choice in the Android keyboard market.