SwiftKey 3 wants to retire the spacebar on your Android tablet

April 4, 2012

There are a number of new features;

Smart Space: This new function basically gives your space bar some time off, by detecting and correcting when you've forgotten to add a space into a particular phrase in real-time.  SwiftKey now claims to offer the most accurate and complete auto-correction available on a smartphone or a tablet.

Two new themes: The beta brings about two new color themes; ‘Cobalt’ and the Ice Cream Sandwich-styled ‘Holo’, which was apparently approved by SwiftKey’s VIP community.

Improved UI: There’s now a much larger space bar and a smart punctuation key to aid typing accuracy.

Additional languages: SwiftKey 3 now brings support for an additional seven languages, boosting the total up to 42. These new languages are Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian.

New punctuation functionality: There’s now – and we quote – ‘intelligent, language-specific punctuation handling’, which seems to indicate adding relevant symbols relating to the language when required.

In addition to these main new features, SwiftKey says that this latest version has a number of other improvements, including a back-up of learned language data (how you write), as well as improved options for users to customize auto-correction features.

The SwiftKey 3 beta is now available through the SwiftKey VIP community (which has around 30,000 users), which is now inviting new members for a limited time only.

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