Samsung Galaxy S4 Keyboard Is Powered By SwiftKey
Word has come from SwiftKey’s co-founder in an emailed statement to Forbes stating that Samsung has, indeed, utilized the predictive keyboard, adding onto the myriad of other features offered by it’s Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Dr. Ben Medlock, co-founder and CTO of SwiftKey, said from the New York launch: “Following our great success with the SwiftKey 4 launch last month, we are excited to confirm that Samsung has chosen SwiftKey’s innovative keyboard technology to be at the heart of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. This is fantastic progress for our vision of bringing the best touchscreen typing experience to as many people as possible.”
Despite not knowing the extent of the companies’ partnership as yet, we think the move looks like a solid one. Samsung gets some ultrapowerful typing technology to power its keyboard, while SwiftKey extends its reach with placement on a high-profile device. To be clear, though, the Galaxy S4 ‘s keyboard will not be branded as a SwiftKey product. It will just have the tech baked in.
The inclusion of such software shouldn’t really come as a surprise as Samsung is likely to throw everything but the kitchen sink into the new device.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display and houses a 1.6GHz octo-core processor and 2GB of RAM and yes, has the option for storage expansion via microSD.
SwiftKey was founded in late 2008 by two Cambridge graduates, who went on to launch their popular predictive keyboard in 2010. The app works by learning the words commonly used by the handset’s owner as he or she types. This allows SwiftKey to offer predictive functionality.