SwiftKey Beta channel migrates to Google Play and brings 13 new Indian languages



Quick heads-up for folks who don’t mind living life on the edge and prefer to use SwiftKey Beta instead of the stable version of the keyboard — you can now opt into the beta through the Google Play Store. This means you will no longer have to go through SwiftKey’s websites and servers to download the latest experimental and work-in-progress goods.

To join the beta simply join SwiftKey’s Google Groups community right here, then head to this page to opt your account into the beta. Upon doing all that you should soon be able to download the latest version which includes 13 new Indian languages. The full list (including the two that were already supported) is as follows:

  • Hindi
  • Hinglish
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Marathi
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Nepali
  • Sinhala

To celebrate that massive list, they’ve also added a new theme to celebrate the popular Indian festival Diwali. Finally, changes to the way the app handles SSL for secure cloud features and a reworked end-user license agreement page all find their way into the update. SwiftKey notes it might take up to a few hours for your device to trigger the beta download so be patient if it doesn’t arrive as soon as you opt-in.


[via SwiftKey]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I have been waiting for Gujarati input support for a long time. Finally it’s here. But what if the font is not installed. Just SwiftKey include the font?

    And really, Hinglish??? People need to learn how to type in real Hindi without translliteration. As far as I know, Hinglish is not a real language.

    1. I thought it was a combination of Hindi and English. Kinda like Spanglish

    2. I installed the Romanian language on mine. I was trying to figure out where the damn fonts were but instead it just corrects as you type with all the right symbols. It was spot on, although Romanian is based on Latin script like English, not Gujarati or Arabic. Perhaps it’ll translate to a different alphabet if you phoneticize the text in English? Sorry, that might be a crappy substitute.

    3. Say that to logos of Bollywood films

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