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You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now

October 23rd, 2014 at 2:56 PM
SwiftKey Material Design Keyboard Themes

It’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now.

PREVIOUSLY: Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design

The Material Dark and Material Light themes, as seen above, were designed “in the spirit of the upcoming Android L keyboard.” Of course, both themes still include a few of the features that make SwiftKey unique, such as the ability to type secondary characters by using long presses and the number pad. When designing these themes, SwiftKey wanted to appeal to the same users that enjoyed the Minimal theme.

“We wanted to appeal to Minimal users who like simplicity, but also to add in the handy secondary characters and contrasting number pad, as well as surprising touches of bold color,” SwiftKey explained.

The Material Light and Material Dark themes are available now in the SwiftKey Store for $0.99 each.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.




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