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SwiftKey has, for quite a while now, been making the process of typing on an Android a great deal easier, and with the self-proclaimed “best selling Android app of 2012″ continuing to be adopted by millions of users of Google’s mobile OS worldwide, the developer has just pushed version 4 out to the Play Store after keeping it in beta for a while.

So, what’s new? Well, the SwiftKey had a pretty difficult task in improving on an app which is already great, but has done so on a variety of levels. Some of you may be familiar with Swype, an intuitive keyboard which allows you to flow between keys without removing your finger from the touch-screen, and that same element of ‘Flow’ is now a feature of SwiftKey with version 4. Now, you can input words and symbols by simply gliding your finger around the keyboard, and as well as sounding like a great implementation, it operates seamlessly.

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As well as the new Flow feature, SwiftKey features an intelligent system which will readily predict what you’re going to write next. Unlike other generic predictive-text systems, SwiftKey’s implementation is contextual, and also learns how you type in order to help improve accuracy.

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SwiftKey is especially useful for those using the larger Android devices where typing may not be as easy as with the smaller-screened handsets. Also, the Flow feature is handy to have in the locker on those occasions where you’re in a rush, and with that awesome learning system thrown in, the frustration of messing text up when you’re busy should not be as common an occurrence.

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The usual price of SwiftKey is $3.99, but to mark the launch of SwiftKey 4, the price has been reduced to $1.99 (£1.49 for those in the UK) for a limited time only. If you already own the app (previously named SwiftKey Flow), then version 4 is a free upgrade. If you want it, now is most certainly the best time to grab it, and you can do so by hitting the links for the smartphone / tablet iterations provided below.

(Source: SwiftKey Keyboard for smartphones / SwiftKey Keyboard for Tablets on Google Play)

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