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Google acquires on-screen keyboard company BlindType

October 2, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android News, Google

Google acquires on-screen keyboard company BlindType

There are many different on-screen keyboard solutions for Android, all trying to help users input text as quickly and hassle-free as possible: Swype, SwiftKey, HTC Keyboard, the stock Android keyboard, and then there is BlindType. The latter has the tagline “touch typing the way it should be – accuracy not required”, and through some algorithm wizardry, it basically aims to predict words no matter how terrible you are at typing and regardless of how the text was inputted.

The company has now been acquired by Google itself, and it seems logical that Google will take advantage of BlindType’s expertise when developing the native on-screen keyboard in future versions of Android. The BlindType team lets us now via their blog that they’re “excited to join Google, and look forward to the great opportunities for mobile innovation that lie ahead.”

BlindType highlights:

  • Eliminates touch typing  frustrations
  • Allows for super sloppy typing
  • Helps you type easier and faster
  • Constantly adjusts to the user’s “perceived” keyboard and typing style
  • Just type the way you are used to – no gestures, nothing new to learn!

Via [BlindType blog, Engadget]