SwiftKey has confirmed the acquisition, stating:
Microsoft has mentioned that it will continue to offer the SwiftKey apps for Android and iOS:
Original story follows:
According to a new report, Microsoft is preparing to acquire SwiftKey, the makers of the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name, and whose technology has been licensed by many phone manufacturers to power the predictive engine on their default keyboards. From The Financial Times:
A SwiftKey spokeswoman told Android Central the company couldn't comment on rumors.
If true, SwiftKey would be just the latest of several productivity app acquisitions by Microsoft, joining the likes of Accompli, Wunderlist and Sunrise. According to the report, Microsoft's particular interest in SwiftKey is due to its artificial intelligence prowess, which powers the predictive technology that has helped SwiftKey become one of the most popular keyboards on the Android platform.
Source: Financial Times
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