Have you been wondering what happened to BlindType, the creator of the keyboard that showed us all what a real onscreen keyboard should be like? Well, it turns out that they have been in top secret negotiations with the big dog himself, Google, because today BlindType announced that they have been acquired by our favorite friends in Mountainview - you know, the ones whose name rhymes with 'boogle'.

We are excited to announce that BlindType has been acquired by Google!

We want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and positive feedback. We know that typing on your mobile device can be a frustrating experience, which is why we've worked hard to make touch typing easier and faster than ever - the way it should be.

We're excited to join Google, and look forward to the great opportunities for mobile innovation that lie ahead.

The BlindType team

What is BlindType?

BlindType is an alternative to the stock Android keyboard that allows the user to type incredibly inaccurate, yet still have the words they intended magically appear. If you have not seen what BlindType can do, watch the video below.

We all know that the stock Android keyboard leaves a lot to be desired, especially when competing against the likes of Swype, but if all devices came preloaded with this app, would you still feel the need for Swype, or other alternative keyboards? Leave a comment and let us know.

Source: BlindType

Adam Litke
Raised on a farm in Ohio, Adam grew up shooting guns and riding four-wheelers. Technology soon became an obsession when Google released its first Android handset, the T-Mobile G1. Since the G1, Adam has moved from phone to phone, rooting them as soon as an exploit is discovered.
  • Alec Smith

    haha I have the Samsung Captivate and since it obviously only has a touch screen, I haven't been able to put my phone under the desk and type messages without the teacher seeing like I was able to do with my tilt 2 that had a physical keyboard.
    if this really works, I'll finally be able to do what I've always wanted.

  • Adam Litke

    Now that is using your head.

  • Kie

    in settings->advanced settings there is now a setting for key long press delay! This was my biggest issue with the stock keyboard