Microsoft has confirmed acquiring SwiftKey for reportedly US$250 million. SwiftKey also happens to be the developer of the well-known Android keyboard app by the same name. The SwiftKey team will now be working in cooperation with Microsoft in the creation of Android as well as iOS apps, which will still be available on their designated markets. Microsoft's Word Flow Keyboard which is reportedly going to be launched on iOS and eventually to Android, will soon be integrated with SwiftKey's technology. According to Microsoft, this acquisition demonstrates the company's efforts to introduce major applications and technologies to platforms, whether from Windows to Android to iOS and so on. In what seems like bad news to Android users who are fans of the popular keyboard app, how does this move affect them? SwiftKey is an keyboard app available for free in the PlayStore. This app is one of most popular keyboard app both on iOS and Android, operating in over 100 languages on more than 300 million estimated devices. In an attempt to push their way back in the growing smartphone world, which is largely dominated by Android and iOS, Microsoft has been getting their hands on third-party apps and software that seem to popular among users. With SwiftKey being the latest, some of the most recent apps the has company racked up include Wunderlist which generates to-do list kinds of software products, the Acompli email app and the Sunrise calendar app.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool