Ah, SwiftKey, you fantastic bloke, you’ve done it again! SwiftKey is fantastic isn’t it? Especially now that they’ve issued out an incremental update to its applications for both Android powered phones and tablets this morning. It was headlined by the most anticipated addition of continuous voice typing and two new themes.
Voice dictation support will only be available for devices that are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich above. You can access that feature by long-pressing the comma on the keyboard. Two new themes have been added under the names of Sky and Fuchsia which are blue and pink respectively. We all know that SwiftKey is famous for its fantastic customization. Thus these two new themes have been added to their already extensive library of options to choose from. Swiftkey also now supports a total of 44 languages, their most recent additions are Malay and Urdu. I’ve never heard of those languages in my life, but if you have this surely will help you out extensively! That is, if you so choose to read in Malay or Urdu.
While these are some pretty awesome changes, I think we all were most looking forward to the bug fixes. This newest version comes with a variety of bug fixes with a lot of them being centered around the Galaxy S III. Some other issues have had to deal with both Google Chrome and Talk along with some Jelly Bean issues. According to SwiftKey’s blog, these issues have been resolved.
Here’s the download link to Google Play so you can grab the full update.
Good ol’ SwiftKey. Here’s the full changelog:
Look and feel
- Two new themes for summer, Sky and Fuchsia.
- General performance improvements;
- Improved application compatibility;
- Google voice typing for Android 4.0 and 4.1 users – now allows continuous dictation
- Fixed Doubledouble problems;
- Fixed Jumpy cursor problems;
- Dolphin HD browser now has predictions.
- Firefox: Fixed Doubledouble problems;
- Google Now: Now has predictions;
- HTC notes app: Predictions;
- Jelly Bean stock browser: Now has predictions;
- Fixed selection problems on the Samsung Galaxy S3;
- Fixed crashes on the Samsung Galaxy S3.
- Chrome:Arrow keys still not functional due to restrictions from the browser – we’re looking for workarounds;
- Chrome: Predictions do not update when coming back from sleep, need to set selection a couple of times to make them re-sync – have informed Google of this bug;
- Stock browser in Jelly Bean: Arrow keys do not work due to restrictions from the browser – we’re looking for workarounds;
- Two new supported languages added, bringing the total to 44: Malay and Urdu.
- Font size and indentation inconsistencies in preference menus;
- Font size too large on the sharable Heatmap;
- GTalk smiley button has gone in JellyBean
- Handle the case where languagePacks.json somehow gets set to “readonly”
- Punctuation does not always auto correct
- Reports of performance lag on some devices for some users;
- Swedish localization problems for key height settings;
- Theme list wrong after upgrade 2.2 -> 3.0;
- Twitter personalization does not handle OAuthException gracefully;
- When composing, after an auto-completing punctuation character, selecting the prediction inserts it twice.
And…now we go on with our lives.
source: Android Police