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Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 3:56am On Feb 03, 2016
Microsoft buys SwiftKey, maker of the famous Android and iOS keyboard, for $250 million

In case you don't know, SwiftKey is a software keyboard for Android and iOS, and it's extremely popular: at the moment, it's installed on about 300 million devices (Android and iOS combined). According to The Financial Times, Microsoft is paying $250 million for the company behind SwiftKey. Reportedly, the deal will be officially announced later this week.

Hope this is not going to turn out that we will be charged per on a seconds billing because I so much enjoy this keyboard.

Well no need to to talk much.... you can go and read the rest of the stories from my source PhoneArena.com http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-buys-SwiftKey-maker-of-the-famous-Android-and-iOS-keyboard-for-250-million_id77956

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nobody: 5:10am On Feb 03, 2016
Microsoft wld be in charge of two best keyboards. Word flow and swift key. Geez!!

They will also spy on 300 million active people keystrokes. Damn!!!

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by joey150(m): 6:26am On Feb 03, 2016
I didnt find swift key fantastic....what did i miss?

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Kreamie(m): 6:30am On Feb 03, 2016
JUST IN CASE
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 7:31am On Feb 03, 2016
joey150:
I didnt find swift key fantastic....what did i miss?
Absolutely nothing!

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 7:34am On Feb 03, 2016
ollah1:
Microsoft wld be in charge of two best keyboards. Word flow and swift key. Geez!!

They will also spy on 300 million active people keystrokes. Damn!!!
Hmm
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by monlawal(m): 9:11am On Feb 03, 2016
I am currently using SwiftKey to type this... And I can't believe Microsoft now owns it.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by barackodam: 9:26am On Feb 03, 2016
Damn MS, they keep buying everything, Nokia mail still hurts me to date.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by abatically(m): 9:30am On Feb 03, 2016
joey150:
I didnt find swift key fantastic....what did i miss?

Sane with me. I don't know why that keyboard gets high rating. Swiftley lags like crayze. I use high end phones that don't lag, but once I start using swiftkey it lags and not able to keep up with my typing speed. Overrated rubbish keyboard. Google keyboard way better for me. And now I just installed chroomer keyboard which is way better
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by joey150(m): 9:34am On Feb 03, 2016
abatically:


Sane with me. I don't know why that keyboard gets high rating. Swiftley lags like crayze. I use high end phones that don't lag, but once I start using swiftkey it lags and not able to keep up with my typing speed. Overrated rubbish keyboard. Google keyboard way better for me. And now I just installed chroomer keyboard which is way better
Google keyboards does the job just fine..i was totally dissapointed in the keyboard after trying it out. I guess it has to have some form of customization drawing people to it.. But its not for me at all.
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by abatically(m): 9:44am On Feb 03, 2016
joey150:
Google keyboards does the job just fine..i was totally dissapointed in the keyboard after trying it out. I guess it has to have some form of customization drawing people to it.. But its not for me at all.

Yes customization and autocorrection are great. But they miss the most important thing in a keyboard which is the ability to run smoothly without lag. I almost broke my phone while typing with swiftkey especially when trying on a blog. I think people that enjoy it are used to lags on their phones, for me I have zero lag on my phone so I will not let one stupid keyboard change that.
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by falseman(m): 10:17am On Feb 03, 2016
abatically:


Yes customization and autocorrection are great. But they miss the most important thing in a keyboard which is the ability to run smoothly without lag. I almost broke my phone while typing with swiftkey especially when trying on a blog. I think people that enjoy it are used to lags on their phones, for me I have zero lag on my phone so I will not let one stupid keyboard change that.

I have used it on 5 different high end phones and never experienced any lag. It's one of the best keyboards out there if you ask me.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Goahead(m): 10:32am On Feb 03, 2016
falseman:


I have used it on 5 different high end phones and never experienced any lag. It's one of the best keyboards out there if you ask me.
Absolutely, I can't do without SwiftKey!

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by dasphinx1(m): 10:44am On Feb 03, 2016
never connected with swiftkey..... i tried and tried but ended up going back to google keyboard..... meanwhile, Microsoft's got no chill o shocked
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by abatically(m): 11:36am On Feb 03, 2016
Goahead:
Absolutely, I can't do without SwiftKey!

I use to think like that too in the past until i started using Google keyboard then I realized I been wasting my time with swiftkey
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by honsule(m): 12:10pm On Feb 03, 2016
joey150:
Google keyboards does the job just fine..i was totally dissapointed in the keyboard after trying it out. I guess it has to have some form of customization drawing people to it.. But its not for me at all.

I so much like the swift keyboard

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by joey150(m): 12:21pm On Feb 03, 2016
honsule:


I so much like the swift keyboard
what am I missing?
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 2:25pm On Feb 03, 2016
falseman:


I have used it on 5 different high end phones and never experienced any lag. It's one of the best keyboards out there if you ask me.
My brother.... I wonder oh
Even me that's what I use both on my Android HTC One M7, Infinix Hot Note and iPhone. even my family members they all use SwiftKey without issues (though it lags on iPhone at times which is a bug on the OS itself as it also lags on swipe keyword)
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 2:25pm On Feb 03, 2016
honsule:


I so much like the swift keyboard
me too
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Nsonaso(m): 2:33pm On Feb 03, 2016
abatically:


I use to think like that too in the past until i started using Google keyboard then I realized I been wasting my time with swiftkey
Well individual differences... I run Android 5.1 on Infinix Hot Note and 5.0.2 on HTC One M7 but I've never seen anything enticing on Google keyword.... Sony Xperia Keyword is even better (personal preference)
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by abatically(m): 2:43pm On Feb 03, 2016
Nsonaso:
Well individual differences... I run Android 5.1 on Infinix Hot Note and 5.0.2 on HTC One M7 but I've never seen anything enticing on Google keyword.... Sony Xperia Keyword is even better (personal preference)

Personal preference I guess. I run Google keyboard on my HTC one m7, lg g3 and galaxy s6. I've tried every other keyboard but I still come back to Google keyboard.
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by TechRez(m): 4:01pm On Feb 03, 2016
I use BlackBerry Keyboard. It destroys everything out-there .

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by seunlayi(m): 4:26pm On Feb 03, 2016
nice move

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Ishopbest: 6:35pm On Feb 03, 2016
Typing this comment with SwiftKey ❤
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Baroba(m): 7:44pm On Feb 03, 2016
Swiftkey was OK back in the day, but Google keyboard and BlackBerry 10 beats it silly.. Am not a fan of Swiftkey..
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Martiyu(m): 8:15pm On Feb 03, 2016
SwiftKey's Artificial Intelligence (AI) is mad. And wait, has anybody tried the beta version? I have both SwiftKey keyboard and beta on my phone and since I started using the beta, it's been swift typing all day long.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Panshow(m): 8:24pm On Feb 03, 2016
If you are just a new user of SwiftKey then I wouldn't be surprised that you aren't really enjoying it. I have been using SwiftKey for more than 3 years now. I used the google keyboard, I also used Swype, TouchPal which I believe are the game players in terms of Android keyboard but to be honest to you guys non of them beats SwiftKey.
SwiftKey studies your typing behavior and make typing a lot more easier, though this is a common feature in most Android keyboards, SwiftKey have redefined the whole concept and makes it even more effective.
SwiftKey can store your typing strokes for as long as you are using the app in order to customize your prediction provided you supply your your email address.
I've been blogging with my smartphone, writing blog post of more than 1000 words and that has only been possible with SwiftKey.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by ewizard1: 8:55pm On Feb 03, 2016
Panshow:
If you are just a new user of SwiftKey then I wouldn't be surprised that you aren't really enjoying it. I have been using SwiftKey for more than 3 years now. I used the google keyboard, I also used Swype, TouchPal which I believe are the game players in terms of Android keyboard but to be honest to you guys non of them beats SwiftKey.
SwiftKey studies your typing behavior and make typing a lot more easier, though this is a common feature in most Android keyboards, SwiftKey have redefined the whole concept and makes it even more effective.
SwiftKey can store your typing strokes for as long as you are using the app in order to customize your prediction provided you supply your your email address.
I've been blogging with my smartphone, writing blog post of more than 1000 words and that has only been possible with SwiftKey.
What app do you update with? Blogger or WP?
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by dennistar(m): 11:17pm On Feb 03, 2016
Hmm, they stupid they could have just downloaded it than buy it for $250 million
Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Flashh: 11:47pm On Feb 03, 2016
dennistar:
Hmm, they stupid they could have just downloaded it than buy it for $250 million
Try to read and comprehend.

No offense meant.

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Re: Microsoft Buys Swiftkey For $250 Million by Flashh: 11:50pm On Feb 03, 2016
I have never used a keyboard as good as SwiftKey. I update it when there's update without wasting time.

I have Google keyboard, Flash and SwiftKey on my phone. But I feel very comfortable using SwiftKey.

Currently using the SwiftKey "Spotlight Orange theme". Lovely!

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