The world’s fastest smartphone keyboard gets even better with major language update

Fleksy Keyboard App Arabic and Chinese

Shortly after announcing a special store for its Fleksy keyboard that will help users further customize their experience with the “fastest smartphone keyboard in the world,” the company is back with another significant update that brings official support for Arabic and that is also expected to add support for Chinese soon as well.

“With more than 100,000 requests for Arabic language support, the company aims to strengthen its footing in the EMEA region with today’s release. The aggressive language expansion by Fleksy has already brought the total number of languages to 40, up from just 2 earlier this year,” the company said.

“As the keyboard space is heating up, there has been incredible demand to bring Fleksy to different markets worldwide, both from consumers as well as OEMs. Today’s release shows our commitment to serve all markets and demonstrates how our technology can be applied to any language, and bring a refreshingly better typing experience on any platform, including iOS later this fall,” Fleksy CEO Kosta Eleftheriou added.

However, the Arabic keyboard support is still in beta at this time. Similarly, Fleksy is currently taking registrations for the beta version of Fleksy for China and it’s already demoed Chinese support on a Xiaomi Mi 3 phone.

In addition to Arabic keyboard support, the new update also brings four new premium themes.

A video showing Fleksy in Chinese and the full press release follow below.

Fleksy adds new premium themes, launches Arabic beta, demos typing in Chinese on XiaoMi Mi 3

SAN FRANCISCO — August 7, 2014 — Fleksy, the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world, issued an update today, introducing 4 new themes, and the first beta launch of Arabic language support. The release expands Fleksy’s potential market by more than 300 million native Arabic speakers worldwide.

Continuing its international expansion efforts, Fleksy also released the first ever demo of Chinese typing – on a Xiaomi phone and a Samsung smartwatch. The demo invites testers to register for early beta access to its much anticipated Chinese launch.

With more than 100,000 requests for Arabic language support, the company aims to strengthen its footing in the EMEA region with today’s release. The aggressive language expansion by Fleksy has already brought the total number of languages to 40, up from just 2 earlier this year.

“As the keyboard space is heating up, there has been incredible demand to bring Fleksy to different markets worldwide, both from consumers as well as OEMs. Today’s release shows our commitment to serve all markets and demonstrates how our technology can be applied to any language, and bring a refreshingly better typing experience on any platform, including iOS later this fall” said CEO Kosta Eleftheriou.

In addition to Arabic, the company demonstrated for the first time how Chinese input will work, and opened up its Chinese Beta registration page. The demos were performed on a Xiaomi Mi 3 phone, as well as a Samsung Gear smartwatch. “There is a massive market in Asia, and typing on small screens is an even bigger problem in that part of the world. We have been working hard to create the next step in the evolution of the keyboard, and today we wanted to share some of that progress with our growing fan base in China and beyond” said COO Ioannis Verdelis.

You can register at http://fleksy.cn/beta to be the first to know when the Chinese Beta launches.

Responding to popular demand, today’s release also includes 4 additional premium themes to complement the keyboard’s award-winning design, bringing the total number of themes to 17. The new themes are Key Lime, Sunflower, Sun Kiss, and Blood Red.

About Fleksy

Fleksy is a next-generation keyboard powered by patent-pending technology that makes typing on any device fast, accurate and so easy you can even type without looking. Fleksy recently broke the Guinness World Record for fastest typing on a touchscreen keyboard (May 2014).

Its unique language algorithm founded on Geometric Intelligence moves beyond text prediction and autocorrect, to give a much more accurate and easier typing experience than last-generation keyboards.

Winner of the AppleVis “Golden Apple” award, Fleksy is the first keyboard to enable full-speed typing by blind iPhone users. Winner of the 2013 CES “Innovations Design and Engineering Award”, Fleksy is also the first keyboard app to be shipped on a SmartWatch, the first to arrive on iOS, the first to work on 3D gesture systems (Leap Motion) and the first app developer to integrate with the Samsung Gear 2.

Fleksy’s award-winning design and technology is backed by venture capital including Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. To learn more about Fleksy, visit http://www.fleksy.com.

Press Contact
Ioannis Verdelis
press@fleksy.com

http://press.fleksy.com

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