SwiftKey updated with new themes, continuous voice typing

SwiftKey has a new update available to bring the predictive text keyboard to version 3.0.1. The latest version adds two new themes, support for Jelly Bean’s continuous voice typing, as well as bug fixes and support for new languages. New skins include a blue-tinged Sky theme and Fuchsia, while new languages include Malay and Urdu. Bug fixes enhance support for SwiftKey when using Chrome, GTalk, or a Samsung Galaxy S3. The biggest update are the changes to voice input, which can be accessed by long-pressing the comma key.

The new version is available from Google Play and other sources now and comes as a free upgrade for those who have already purchased the keyboard app. Those interested in taking it for a spin can try it free for a month.

[via SwiftKey]

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  • JRomeo

    Does this mean that swiftkey now uses the same stock android speech-to-text input that the stock keyboard uses? Because that would be awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004071788282 Ravi Shah

      yes

  • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

    I updated earlier and I’m not sure that I’m a fan of the continuous voice typing. When I send a text in the car I want to press the mic button, say what I want, and then glance down to see which option is what I really meant. Maybe I haven’t fully figured it out yet but with this, it just keeps listening and I have to stop it, look at what it put in the box, and then edit individual words it happened to hear wrong.

    • renGek

      Well first of all, pay attention to driving and not texting. :b
      Continuous typing is pretty nice. Accurate and not a whole lot of user intervention necessary. As good as predictive text is, I get tired of choosing words. I like that words just pop up and I correct one or two later on.

      And no I’m not the one who gave you the thumbs down. :)

      • https://twitter.com/#!/doomstang Doomstang

        Lol thanks…sometimes it’s necessary for me to reply while driving so I like to keep my eyes on the road as much as possible (or text while at a stoplight if driving around town). I guess this is just something I will have to get comfortable with before I go out.

    • JRomeo

      the good thing about continuous voice typing is that in earlier versions if something interrupted your speech (changing lanes, a sudden object in the road, basically anything in which you decide to stop talking so that you could think about something with more thought) you would have an incomplete text, however, with this new method, you could pause as many times as you want, and just resume talking…. even if it is still listening after you are finished, it doesnt matter that its still listening because you can still click send (while its listening) and you could also click on a word to change it before sending.

  • RozJC

    I quite like that blue theme in the picture…

  • http://twitter.com/phoenixmar Mar

    omgYAY. I can’t *stand* the stock JB keyboard on my nex7 tab, but that chrome bug made swiftkey tablet unusable. (It was hella brokebrobrobrokebrobrobroke) Just tested it and it works perfectly now. No repeated letters, no backspace flails, just pure awesomeness. SWIFTKEY FOREVER. o/

    • Quboid

      They fixed that? That bugged the hell out of me on my SGS2 and SGS3. Yay!

      I’m surprised Swiftkey hasn’t been bought by Google. Or Apple D:

  • blest

    Still no red and black

  • blest

    Still no red huh

  • johnny989

    The update isn’t on Amazon yet…… real shocking…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004071788282 Ravi Shah

    IMO, This new update makes Swiftkey pretty much the king of all keyboards.