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The Windows keyboard arrives on Android and iOS

Microsoft will bring on the opposing operating systems a welcome alternative to the pre-installed keyboards of Google and Apple

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Another piece of the Windows operating system takes up double residence in the home of the opposing systems. This time it's about the excellent Word Flow keyboard, what users of the late Windows Phone (now Windows 10 Mobile) have learned to appreciate on their smartphones.

As Windows Central reports first, in fact, the Redmond house has decided to make it available also on gadgets with Android and iOS esta sending emails to some iPhone owners asking them to be part of a special app preview program.

Through this move the company hopes to take two birds with one stone. On the one hand it tries to approach a new slice of users to its software: the keyboard also has a dictation system moved by the same gears that give life to the Cortana voice assistant. On the other hand, the data on the use that Microsoft will derive from its new and large audience will be useful for improving the search engine Bing, the techniques used to predict the words immediately following the last compound, the translation software and much more.

For their part, users will find one available a very valid alternative to pre-installed keyboards, which can boast an uncommon typing facility, already evolved predictive algorithms and a fluid and efficient swype typing system.


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