May 3rd, 2012

Almost got swept away in all the Samsung Galaxy S3 news that I forgot to tell you guys about another very important update today. SwiftKey Beta 3 was updated to version 3.0.0.190 earlier today and brings a loads of bug fixes and tweaks. As my personal softkeyboard of choice on my Galaxy Nexus, I welcomed the update with open arms. Here’s what you can look forward to since the last version:

  • Improved the UI: there is now a dedicated comma key, and the <123> key is now in the bottom-left corner. And of course you still have the larger spacebar.
  • Refined the Smart Punctuation pop-up.
  • Reintroduced the Long-press duration setting.
  • Improved Smart Space functionality.
  • Further reduced lag on some devices.
  • Fixed a number of bugs, including the missing decimal point in the numpad and the “What’s New” dialog popping up all the time.

Normally restricted to VIP members of their forums, I noticed SwiftKey publicly tweeted the following download links and I have made them available to you guys. If you haven’t tried it out yet, now would be a great time. Enjoy!

Phone: Download here

Tablet: Download here

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