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Microsoft announces Word Flow iOS keyboard

Microsoft Word Flow keyboard app for iPhone
Microsoft Word Flow for iOS
This Windows Phone keyboard app will hit Apple's iPhone soon, as the Redmond giant has begun to accept beta registrations earlier this week.

Microsoft seems to be very serious about supporting the competition. Next to adding Ubuntu Linux support to Windows 10, they are also delivering a keyboard app to Apple's iOS. Earlier this month, the Redmond giant has released Hub Keyboard for iOS, and this week they being to accept beta registrations for Word Flow, a similar keyboard app that comes with more features.

Word Flow for iOS comes with the ability to tap or swipe out words, custom background images, improved text prediction, as well as one hand texting capabilities. The one-hand feature places letters in an arc so they can be easy to reach without using both hands.

Apple allowed third-party keyboard apps for iOS on its App Store starting in 2014, two big names in this field being SwiftKey and Swype. Microsoft acquired SwiftKey earlier this year and it looks like they are pushing forward pretty quick now.

According to Microsoft, Word Flow "is currently in a closed beta release, which means we want to get it just right before we open it up to everyone." Unfortunately, they did not reveal a timeline yet. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-15 (Update: 2016-04-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.