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Touch Type Brings New Keyboard Application for Smartphones, Tablets

Touch Type rolled out, on Thursday, a couple of brand new Android keyboard application dubbed SwiftKey X for smartphones and Swiftkey Tablet X.

These new offerings by the company follow the launch of another similar Android application last year that enjoyed a wide spread success with more than 1.5 million downloads.

"The keyboard app market is definitely a growing space. I don't know how much room there is for everyone, and overall it remains to be seen whether it's better to allow innovation around the keyboard or just provide a really good one to start with," Avi Greengart, an analyst at Current Analysis said, Sci-Tech Today reports (opens in new tab).

"Even Apple is providing a split keyboard option for the iPad with the next iOS," he added.

The latest offerings by TouchType offer an upgrade over the previous, original edition of the product. It claims that the new apps also include in them what the company calls a Fluency 2.0 language interference engine.

According to the geniuses at TouchType, Fluency 2.0 brings along with it the latest available technology for artificial intelligence driven text. Fluency 2.0 learns through observing the text entered by the user and then predict what they will be typing next.

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