Yes, SwiftKey software is on the Samsung Galaxy S4

March 15, 2013

It’s always been our mission to bring faster, easier and smarter typing to as many people as possible around the world and we just got one step closer to achieving that. As you will know, Samsung launched their next Galaxy smartphone last night and we’re excited to reveal it carries our technology.

Co-founder and CTO Ben Medlock was at the big unveiling in New York and said: “Following our great success with the SwiftKey 4 launch last month, we are excited to confirm that Samsung has chosen SwiftKey’s innovative keyboard technology to be at the heart of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. This is fantastic progress for our vision of bringing the best touchscreen typing experience to as many people as possible.”

The start of 2013 has been fast-paced and exciting – we rolled out SwiftKey 4 to all our app users, introducing our gesture input method SwiftKey Flow as well as new features and support for 60 languages in context. We unveiled an iOS toolkit for SwiftKey Healthcare and our work in this area earned the company “highly commended” for best health product or service at the prestigious GMA Awards. We took members of our team to CES in Las Vegas, MWC in Barcelona, SXSWi in Austin and the HIMSS health tech conference in New Orleans to spread the word on what we’re doing and meet the industry and some of our users.

Now, we add the Galaxy S4 launch to this list as well as exciting work with a host of other SDK partners.

Be in no doubt, there’s just as much innovation and momentum on the consumer side too. The SwiftKey app will continue to evolve as we seek to make interacting with your phones and tablets even easier and more personalized. We’ll push on with developing fun new features and customizations for the millions of you who reach us through app stores such as Google Play. Last, but never least, we’ll carry on building and engaging with our community of users, including our 100,000 VIPs, who give us their time, energy and invaluable feedback.

It’s an exciting chapter in the SwiftKey story right now – thank you for being part of it with us.

  • Manoj Chandrashekar

    You mean S4 comes preloaded with “S4″? Sweet.

  • John

    That’s pretty awesome. I’m actually not too surprised that this happened. You guys deserve it!

    http://i.imgur.com/psBOh.gif

  • Gary Wilkinson

    Is it enabled by default or is it like on other Galaxy S devices where Samsung Keybaord is default and Swype was a secondary option?

    • Luc Ritchie

      Either way, it’s an improvement. The default keyboard on the S3 is actually rather laggy, and I’m none too impressed with it, Swype or no Swype. If the preloaded SwiftKey on the S4 is anywhere near as good as SwiftKey installed from the Play Store is on the S3, then I’ll be happy with it.

  • George Silberstern

    I read about this in the media and found it interesting, but vague. My hope was for some clarification in this post, but that wasn’t the case…

    I love the idea of SK folded into the S4 baseline, but if this device does indeed become my next mobile, what about my purchased SK app? Namely, will the built in replace the app, or is the integrated instance only a subset that requires the app in order to get the full feature set?

    • Helen keller

      Yeah the standard keyboard sucks Samsung is ultra fail and should be ashamed of itself.

      • George Silberstern

        Ok, it’s been over a year since my original remark. A lot has happened since then, but I did get the S4 when my carrier contract came up for renewal.

        Answering my own question, SwiftKey installs as a parallel, which is a good thing. As you point out, the Samsung stock keyboard is terrible without regard as to whether SwiftKey is its engine or not. I planned to use it for about a week before installing SwiftKey, but that plan ended early on the second day,,,

        I’ve been happy since then.

  • Sandeep Potdar

    You guys are just awesome.. Good luck & thanks :)

  • Charlie Edmunds

    A few of you have asked this — the Samsung keyboard on the S4 will be powered by SwiftKey technology. You can still install the SwiftKey app alongside it if you prefer.

  • Ed Corke

    Love it boys, well done. Although doubtless Bosbourne will have something to say about the glamour shots :)

  • Andre Adams

    Is swift key on iphone?

    • Dakota

      no, ios apparently doesnt allow replacement keyboards (as of yet)…

  • glos7777

    Why You Add an option about “personal dictionary” from any text file ? by the way I want to flow “:)” (from B to L) but it isnt type That smile “:)”

  • Mark B. Spiegel

    You guys need to implement an Autotext feature; otherwise, this keyboard is a non-starter for me!

  • Steven Albert

    Just ordered my S4. Does that mean I get a refund? Just kidding. Seriously this is one of the best products for android I’ve ever used. I’m thrilled for you that its receiving the attention and success it deserves. Kudos and THANK YOU!

  • reeflobang

    Just got my S4 over the weekend, the default keyboard by Samsung is buggy as the auto words sucks and works only when you type really slow! What do you have to say Swiftkey?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TueKappel Tue Kappel

    on S4; why have Samsung+Swiftkey hidden the comma so well? What a nuisance. IMHO, the Swype on Galaxy s2 worked much better.

  • saja

    i have an s4 got it 3 days ago and i dont seem to fidn the swift key option help plz

  • Dakota

    How long does it take for the app to really learn your typing and really improve your usage and make your typing life easier. Ive been extremely disappointed with the app so far…Seems more trouble than its worth and very over rated. Support is terrible too…If not in the FAQ, forget about it, theyre not responsive. And the predictive format is pretty useless if youre using the flow/swiping type (which by the way already is an Android standard)…

  • ozga

    Why is the key bored so laggy for I have to type really slow in order for the autocorrect to work correctly

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  • Clair

    Unless you have verizon. Then they remove it before distribution and you have to buy the app.