Speedy Fleksy keyboard will be pre-installed on new ZTE smartphones

Speedy Fleksy keyboard will be pre-installed on new ZTE smartphones
Fleksy, maker of the popular third-party Android and iOS keyboard of the same name, recently announced that it has teamed up with ZTE, one of the world's top 10 smartphone makers. As a result, from now on, new ZTE handsets will feature Fleksy as their default keyboard (of course, users will be able to change it if they want).

In addition to a seamless typing experience, Fleksy also provides emojis, stickers, GIFs, and a custom theme builder - which will allow ZTE users to customize the look of their keyboard.

Initially available as a paid application, Fleksy is now free to download on Android and iOS (though it comes wit in-app purchases). Fleksy prides itself for being the fastest virtual keyboard in the world, and there's a Guinness World Record for the "Fastest time to type a text message on a touch-screen mobile phone" that backs up this claim.

This year, ZTE released several interesting smartphones (including the Axon Pro), and it looks like the company has big plans for 2016, when, among other handsets, it could launch a Snapdragon 820-powered Nubia Z11. It remains to be seen if all upcoming ZTE smartphones will have Fleksy pre-installed (instead of just certain models).


via: Android Central

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3 Comments

1. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

always preferred swiftkey

3. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Both keyboards are really solid, but it has been the other way round for me. I have used SwiftKey for years before switching to Fleksy a year ago, and I think I prefer Fleksy now (well, otherwise I would probably have switched back :P). Swiftkey's corrections are a tad more accurate and its predictions can actually have you type a frequent sentence in a few taps, but the swipe-driven commands in Fleksy are quite satisfying once you get the hang of them. Also, even the keyboard layout is designed to make you realize that Fleksy is forgiving when you type. It's a small thing, but I feel less frustrated when I hit a wrong key in Fleksy than when I did in Swiftkey (though the autocorrect will kick in properly in both cases). It is really a matter of preference: I would say that if you like prediction-based typing, Swiftkey is your best bet. If you prefer correction-driven typing (i.e. mashing the keys and correct the word in the end), Fleksy might feel more satisfying.

2. dimas

Posts: 3341; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Been using fleksy since I owned z3 compact, always reliable and the design is good.

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