Update to SwiftKey for Android improves keyboard's speed and performance

SwiftKey for Android has just received an update that improves the speed and performance of the popular third-party QWERTY keyboard. Among the changes, the time it takes for the keyboard to appear on screen has been reduced by as much as 20%, and it also disappears from the screen up to 30% faster. In addition, you will notice faster switching between fields (a 15% to 50% improvement), and typing is now 10% to 18% more responsive.

SwiftKey has also added support for 12 new languages which include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, and Sinhala. The third party QWERTY now supports 81 different languages. And for those who like to send messages with emojis, over 800 are available with the app. By looking at your SMS messages and other compositions, SwiftKey learns your writing style. This makes it easier to come up with the right word prediction. Over time, SwiftKey will know more about you than you know yourself.

Today's update is available now from the Google Play Store, where you should find it under My apps.

source: SwiftKey

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13 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Swiftkey has been slow ever since they update the look. Glad to give it a try again.

2. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I hope this fix the lag delay on my Note 2. Time to try and see.

3. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

I love Swiftkey more than Swype keyboards. Since it actually gives the option for a extra row for numbers layout. Screw the other lame keyboards all meant for older 3" screens. I want to speed up my input by having to press/hold to get numbers. This keyboard already had the competition beat just with that momentus addition!

4. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I just hate the key press sound of this keyboard. It sucks very badly.

5. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Disable the sound maybe?

6. GeekMovement unregistered

Swiftkey used to be my main and only keyboard, but now I use the Google Keyboard just because I like the light material design (goes nicely with the google messenger app). Swiftkey keyboard designs are ugly and outdated.

7. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

No they are not ugly and outdated !!

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I think they are..

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The new material design ones (especially the darker one) are more than nice and up to date.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

I totally forgot about the theme shop! Purchased the light material theme and uninstalled Google Keyboard. Back to Swiftkey, thanks! (-:

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Good because my SwiftKey started lagging to the point where I had to go back to the stock keyboard. Let's hope it's fixed now...

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, I love SwiftKey. :)

13. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

text predictions won't work properly after add Vietnamese language .

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