The Tizen-powered, SIM-enabled, curvy Gear S is Samsung’s latest addition to its smartwatch portfolio, and may be its best wearable computer yet. Sporting a large, flexible display, the Gear S looks nothing like its predecessors, although the device’s biggest flaw may be Tizen, a platform that’s yet to receive any love from developers. Luckily for Gear S buyers that plan to use the device without connecting it to a phone, Fleksy is here to help, at least when it comes to quickly typing messages on the tiny display.
The company that created the world’s fastest keyboard on Wednesday announced that the Fleksy keyboard will be available on the Gear S, making the app “the only fully integrated third-party keyboard on the Gear S.”
“We are delighted to announce our first OEM partnership today, and we are excited to be part of the Samsung ecosystem” Fleksy Founder and CEO Ioannis Verdelis said. “This is a big milestone for Fleksy, and we plan to solidify our position as the leading typing technology for smart devices over the coming months”.
The full press release follow below.
Fleksy partners with Samsung to bring its keyboard to Samsung Gear S
First OEM partnership for Fleksy keyboard
SAN FRANCISCO — September 03, 2014 — Fleksy, the fastest keyboard in the world, announced a partnership with Samsung today to bring its keyboard to the newly launched Samsung Gear S smartwatch.
The partnership makes Fleksy the only fully integrated third-party keyboard on Gear S, allowing users to type in every app right from their wrist. Through the partnership, Fleksy will be available for free for all Gear S users.
“We are delighted to announce our first OEM partnership today, and we are excited to be part of the Samsung ecosystem” said Ioannis Verdelis, Founder and CEO of Fleksy. “This is a big milestone for Fleksy, and we plan to solidify our position as the leading typing technology for smart devices over the coming months”.
Fleksy confirmed it will also continue support for its Fleksy Messenger app, available for Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, with a major update coming soon.
“With thousands of daily downloads of Fleksy Messenger, we are already publishing one of the Top 3 selling apps of the Gear ecosystem” said Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy. “We are very excited by the growth of the wearable tech market, and proud Fleksy has already established itself as the leader for typing on watches”.
Fleksy confirmed that Samsung will pre-install Fleksy on all Gear S demo hardware, and will be providing demonstrations of its keyboard on Samsung Gear S during the IFA trade show taking place in Berlin this week.
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 prestigious “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.
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