Microsoft supposedly in the process of acquiring Swiftkey [Update: It’s Official]


#Swiftkey keyboard originally started off on #Android as a free stock keyboard replacement app. But that was several years ago and the app has grown exponentially since then, which includes a dedicated application for iOS devices as well.

Needless to say, the marketshare is pretty big here and the company rakes in a decent valuation as well. According to a new report, Microsoft could be interested in the acquisition of the keyboard provider. Although both the concerned parties are yet to comment on it, this seems like a likely step and something that Microsoft would aggressively pursue, given its goals in the mobile industry.

The Redmond giant has a renewed ambition for the Android industry as it is releasing several Android applications directed towards millions of users across the globe. Whether this Swiftkey acquisition will actually go through is only for time to tell, but it sure is an interesting thought, isn’t it?

Update: A quick word from Swiftkey has indeed confirmed that it will be joining Microsoft. They have also clarified that the Android and iOS apps will continue to function as before.

Source: Financial Times

Via: Android Police

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