Oct 10th, 2014


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]

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