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Samsung Galaxy S 4 has built in SwiftKey prediction software

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 has built in SwiftKey prediction software
SwiftKey learns how you type and automatically makes adjustments

SwiftKey learns how you type and automatically makes adjustments

Considering that it is already on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, the fact that SwiftKey's prediction software is built into the Samsung Galaxy S 4 might not be a surprise, but it is a welcome bit of news anyway. This information comes from a knowledgeable source who told the Wall Street Journal. Not only is it good news for fat fingered users of the new Android flagship, set to be introduced later today in New York City, for Samsung it could lead to more sales of the device, although this phone really won't need any help in that department.  Rob Enderle, principal analyst at Enderle Group said, "In the Android space where you have a lot of competition, a little thing like [predictive typing] can make a huge difference."  

Using a heatmap, SwiftKey can show you on the phone what letters you mean to type when your finger hits a certain spot on the screen. Eventually, the program knows that you mean to hit a "W" instead of a "Q" and makes the necessary change automatically. SwiftKey's technology drives the QWERTY on the new BlackBerry Z10 and the actual SwiftKey app has been purchased more than 15 million times making it one of the top selling paid apps on the Android platform.

As usual, improving the speed at which a smartphone user can type on the device is all about money in the guise of helping the smartphone buyer have a more enjoyable experience with his/her phone. The faster that users can input data, the quicker that user can go back to shopping, or doing something that generates revenues for the manufacturer or carrier.

source: WSJ

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:15 8

1. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


more interesting features.....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:42 7

4. wp8forever (unregistered)


I repeat if u have a galaxy s3 and buy and s4 you are and idiot lol samcrap think is gonna do good with this , doS yourself a favor and get the htc one or Sony z , best to android phones .

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:57 17

5. wumberpeb (Posts: 406; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


You are an idiot

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:07 8

8. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


you're the most ifiot in here, just go to your crappy windows page and spread your own love there. We dont care on your windows phone who always left behind on everything. Shame on you fanboy. And you don't have the right to dicatate us on what phone we should buy. Go buy your own crap phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:09 2

10. clark (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


*most idiot in here

oh freakin typos

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:42 3

12. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Says a Windows guy

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 14:48

19. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


yea not sure about that one buddy.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:02

20. donfem (Posts: 486; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The most retarded statement coming from a clueless one

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:17 11

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2071; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Samsung's SW package is awesome. Remember that Note users got the Photoshop Touch with dedicated Spen functions? Yes you'll complain about the looks, but when you get a Wacom Digitizer worthy of a couple of hundred bucks with no price jump (dunno the technology and cost of for the SIV's finger recognition) and tons of other features you have to purchase on other devices, can you really call ppl. going for Sammy phones sheep?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:36 12

3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 4852; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It has built in Swiftkey?! Awesome!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:02 8

6. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Swiftkey has to be one of the best keyboards I ever used. I love the new "flow" feature they added. Being able to type a whole sentence without lifting my finger off my device is great. But, Samsung coming with Swiftkey is not a big deal. The Pantech Discovery had Swiftkey already on it...and I find that phone looks better then the current Samsung flagship. Any Android phone can download Swiftkey.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:06 5

7. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


I am currently owned S3 and S4 is my next phone I don't care much on designed but Samsung done their best with rounded corner phones because Apple lawsuits. Additional features like Swiftkey made S4 the world class phone. Some people complained about Samsung plasticky but all the phones build with plastic inside to protect the components only outside body is using different materials.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:09 1

9. ChafedBanana (Posts: 352; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Is Swiftkey better than the stock Android keyboard on 4.2?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:24

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5330; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I like stock 4.2 for both, its prediction and its swipe like features, can I say better? Better is such a subjective word... But I have a cute sun in my keyboard ->>>>>☀

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:03

14. Aeires (unregistered)


Swiftkey has incredible text prediction ability, I've typed entire sentences with only hitting a handful of letters.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:05 5

13. _Bone_ (Posts: 2071; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Nobody seem to mention that the SIV will be SMALLER than the S3. At 140.1mm it's slightly taller than the S3's 136.6mm while the 71.8 wide is similar to the predecessor's 70.6, but at 7,7mm thickness compared to the 8.6 of the S3 it's overall volume makes it smaller.

That's really cool considering the bigger screen and 25% battery increase.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:17

15. Neurone (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Man! you digged it too deep, but i was glad to know it ....thnx:)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:32

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1941; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Wow. I did the math on that & surprisingly, you were right. Good find.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 15:04

21. donfem (Posts: 486; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


You "Bad to the Bone". Respect dude

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:56

17. Stuntman (Posts: 669; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I hated typing on my SGS3 until I got SwiftKey. Now I love it. It's text prediction and the way it presents predicted words is second to none compared to other keyboards I have tried. It presents a maximum of 3 words, but the centre word is almost always the correct one. I have never typed faster or more accurately on any mobile device before and that includes physical keyboard phones which I used to think was a must for me.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:19

18. MartianMe (unregistered)


that's cool. one less app that i need to download that reads all my messages, calls, and every permission on the phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:59

22. Taters (Posts: 2410; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Smart move. Most GS3 users love everything except the keyboard. Once I recommend swift key they go crazy. This move will go a long way into keeping their customers loyal.

If plain Jane says the HTC keyboard sucks and the GS4 one is awesome, then that is that. Sure plain Jane can pay and download swift key, but most casuals just use Android as is.

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