Swiftkey's new Flow beta has been a crowd-favorite since its release. The company behind one of the best Android keyboard replacement apps has pushed a new update that brings a variety of bugfixes—including a bunch of crashes—and improvements such as a nicer-looking installer, a new Turkish layout, and better punctuation prediction for non-English languages.

The beta is currently available for smartphones and tablets. Here's the full changelog:

Changes in this version:

* Fixed crash on changing keyboards
* Fixed force close on clicking update language
* Fixed other crashes
* Resolved majority of non-English punctuation problems
* New look installer to match SwiftKey Flow colors and include an introduction to SwiftKey Flow
* Added Turkish layout
* Chrome Beta should now behave like Chrome
* Snap and tap (correction of words) now compatible with Vietnamese
* Memory usage of settings app reduced
* Improved handling of non-zero length selection in Chrome and Samsung mail client
* Fixed jumping cursor in ExDialler and Samsung calculator
* Microphone key disabled in fields that don’t support voice input
* Fix for keyboard disappearing when phone build installed on tablet sized devices
* Disabled predictions in Kingsoft Office and UC browser to make SK usable in them
* Double space for period turned off by default to prevent accidental period insertion when flowing
* Replaced ‘learnt’ with ‘learned’ in personalization page (US English)
* Turned off slide down from candidate bar to close keyboard when flow is on (to be consistent with the description in the Settings menu)

Known Issues:

* Crashes when looking at the heatmap if you visit immediately after using the alternative symbols layout
* Comma key on Arabic keyboard inserts western comma
* Predictions sometimes blank when switching between languages
* Flowing words sometimes results in surprising capitalizations
* “No SD card” ribbon looks bad on low end devices

Check out the source link for more info.

Source: SwiftKey Blog

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  • http://twitter.com/OMGLX Alex J. Sandoval

    I want to go back to this because the prediction is better, but the customization & allure of Kii is just too strong still.

    • Wayne Randall

      Agreed. SK's predicted text is top notch. Everything else is not. Been using Kii for over a month now and I am not hold out hope for old SK. Just uninstalled it from all my devices and have been recommending Kii to others.

      Best thing about Kii, one app for phones and tablets.

    • zzz

      I just tried kii on s3 and it sucks. Jerky, lags, and the built in themes are the ugliest I've ever seen. Try typing the word "nasty". Yeah I thought so!

  • Remco Wijnhoven

    Works fine... however still prefering Swipe

  • Marco Luis Cruz

    When will the Flow function work with all fields? That's my only issue.

  • BjornBrorsson

    Any support for the Padfone in the works?

  • Arj

    I don't understand why all the hype with this swiftkey and no mention about Kii anywhere :s

    I was a swiftkey fan and i just installed Kii one day, just to 'check it out'. IDK why, but i never went back to swiftkey again. And I have read comments of many users which feel the same.

    I am guessing, swiftkey is a much better option when it comes to typing only in English, because of the predictions :s ?