No Swype for Android 4.0 Initially
Swype today indicated via its official Twitter account that its software keyboard is not compatible with Android 4.0. It said, "Changes to how Android reports screen resolution in ICS mean no support for now." The company said that it is working to adjust its keyboard software for Android 4.0, though it didn't say when it might be available.
Google Keyboard Lets Users Adjust Key Height
Google is rolling out an update to the Google Keyboard application with a handful of new functions. To start, Android users can now adjust the height of the keyboard between short and tall, with five different heights available in between.
Microsoft Beta Testing Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone
Microsoft is one step closer to releasing its Word Flow keyboard to the iPhone. The company is testing the keyboard in a closed beta, but is now allowing consumers to request invitations.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
Microsoft's Garage team has made a productivity-minded keyboard available to Apple's iOS devices. The keyboard, says Microsoft, works in tandem with an Office 365 account for tapping into OneDrive, Office, and other Microsoft account information.
BlackBerry Adds Swipe Typing to Priv's Keyboard
BlackBerry Priv smartphone owners can now swipe across the keyboard to input text, rather than press individual letters. BlackBerry says Priv owners have to turn on Type By Swipe manually, and can choose to swipe either on the software keyboard or the physical keyboard.
Swype, SwiftKey, Others Available to iOS for First Time
Apple released iOS8 today and with the updated operating system comes a new feature many will surely relish: support for third-party keyboards. Though Apple took care to revise its own keyboard application, iOS devices can now install and use keyboard apps made by other companies.