- 01-18-13, 06:09 PM #26
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- 01-18-13, 07:59 PM #35
Re: Messaging in three different languages, BB10 the only one?
Forgive me if I've missed something... But I was under the impression SwiftKey was already packaged with all/most of the Android devices released anytime in the last year.
I may be mistaken... But pretty much any device I've helped new users learn, already had SwiftKey installed.
As well, I think there are many people who need to learn the difference between "baked in" and "packaged with". The BB10 keyboard isn't baked into the OS. It's an app of it's own.
SwiftKeyed/Flowed via TapaTalk.
- 01-18-13, 08:18 PM #36
From the SwiftKey website, if it sounds familiar it should, guess where BB10 get's it from:
Can I use SwiftKey with more than one language?
Yes you can!
You can use up to three language models simultaneously. We’ve enhanced our multilingual support framework to make it even more effective, by constantly scanning input text to estimate which of the enabled language models are being used, and adjusting predictions accordingly.
I am editing this post to add additional information I couldn't find previously and didn't want to say until I was sure. Early in 2012 Switfkey announced "SwiftKey SDK" and I posted a copy of the announcement below. It's enabled Samsung to use SwiftKey SDK in the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, and because it's a tremendous system - I would expect to see it more and more over time.
I highlight from the announcement:
The SDK lets partners plug all of the power of SwiftKey’s incredible language engine directly into their device or service, to drive the most compelling text input experience on the market, based on all of our NLP and machine learning technology.
It’s cross-platform and highly flexible, and we’re really excited about what partners across the mobile, consumer electronics and enterprise industries will be able to do with it. Read more about what we have to offer, or get in touch with us today to find out how you can access the SwiftKey SDK.
It is not exclusive to BlackBerry.
Last edited by randall2580; 01-18-13 at 08:39 PM. Reason: additional information
- 01-18-13, 08:40 PM #38
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- 01-18-13, 09:14 PM #43
BlackBerry doesn't have to compete with others producing BlackBerry phones. The Android manufactures all compete against one another and so try to do things a little differently to differentiate themselves from the other guy and each phone has different features. You see this as a problem, I see it as variety.
I cannot argue that all BlackBerry 10 phones will have this feature, its very easy to do and they would be silly not to, but in the end does it really matter if the HTC M or the Googlarola X phone has something else. If I want this predictive keyboard I can get it pretty easily on Android and from what SwiftKey said in Feb - anyone who wants it, can have it, if they pay the fee.
- 01-18-13, 10:00 PM #46
Bottom line, has it existed for Android users? Yes. Has it been a paid app? Yes. Has it been a stock option on some current Android phones? Apparently so. Will it be the stock keyboard on BB10? Yes.
SwiftKey rocks, and I'm glad it will be the keyboard on z10. The one thing I've enjoyed about Android is the ability to change keyboards, and I've changed it to SwiftKey every time (when I wasn't using the stock HTC keyboard). Between SwiftKey and RIM's innovations, I don't doubt it when I hear people say the BB10 keyboard is impressive. But come on, for a cup of Starbucks anyone can use SwiftKey. Of course having it native on BB10 will be awesome, but I paid for it a couple years ago and if I'm still missing the $4 I paid for it, then I shouldn't be using a $600 smartphone to begin with.
- 01-18-13, 10:05 PM #47
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