Watch "Word Flow," coming on Windows Phone 8.1, set a new record for fastest text on a touch-screen
posted by Alan F. / Apr 05, 2014, 11:56 PM
When Microsoft designed the "Word Flow" software for the QWERTY, they did so with the intention to break various text-message speed records. And that is where the video below comes in. Back in January, Gaurav Sharma joined the Microsoft Research team and a representative from Guinness to see if "Word Flow" could take down one of the old records.
And sure enough, with a time of 18.44 seconds, the old Guinness record of 18.53 seconds went down. If you're a Windows Phone 8 user, you will soon see what the fuss is all about when "Word Flow" becomes available on your QWERTY, after the update to Windows Phone 8.1.
source: MicrosoftResearch via GSMArena
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posted on Apr 06, 2014, 12:01 AM 4
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If lowest budget lumia is doing this fast then what about other OEM lowest budget phone. I don't think so, because its powered of wp and Nokia.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 7:04 AM 11
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If only the camera shutter was this fast on WP would be nice.Lol!!
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 3:59 AM 2
Pretty sure this was broken by another Android keyboard. Keymonk keyboard for Android. Look it up; the guy gets the sentence in like 18.2ish seconds.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 4:22 AM 1
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Starting to hate swype, starting to really hate LG's keyboard. Soon my anguish will be dampened by the m8 and everything sexy that comes with it
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 4:44 AM 0
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This in no way is indicative to how people would actually type. This guy obviously practiced this sentence a lot. To impress me, do a standard typing test that lasts 5 minutes where you don't know what you will be typing beforehand and see how many words per minute you can type.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 12:00 PM 0
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What makes this any better than Swype?
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 12:55 PM 0
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I don't think it's any better than Swype or Google Keyboard (and other keyboards alike). But what's good is that WP will get gesture typing. It's a sweet feature.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 3:05 PM 3
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We've been waiting for it and here it is. I'm glad it seems to work so well. Its one option that was definitely needed. Still not sure why iPhone hasn't added an option for this. For those who haven't used this, it can be much faster than standard typing. This needs to be added to Windows 8 as well.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 8:36 PM 0
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I wonder what the actual text read... Too bad they didn't show the finished results, with all the "auto-correct" add ons... I bet it read "The favorite-toothed pancakes of the generics bla bla bla, are the most firerot fish in the world". Hahaha Next time show what he typed or people will think this is fake and a commercial like always.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 9:04 PM 1
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