Fleksy Messenger updated with Gear 1 support

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By Alex Dobie on 10 Jul 2014 09:00 am
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Minimalist keyboard creator Fleksy has announced that it's rolling out the first major update for its Fleksy Messenger app for Samsung Gear smartwatches. Along with the usual bug fixes and improvements, Fleksy Messenger now supports the Gear 1 (the watch formerly known as the Galaxy Gear) after its update to the Tizen OS.

Fleksy Messenger, first launched on the Gear 2 last month, lets users reply to SMS messages directly on their watch using Fleksy's tiny on-screen keyboard.

Fleksy's Android beta was also updated today with support for 15 new languages, bringing the total supported languages up to 35. The new Fleksy beta for phones and tablets adds support for Norwegian, Catalan, Hebrew, Croatian and Romanian, among others, as well as language variants including English (UK), Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish. The developer says it expects Arabic support to come in its next major release.

The Fleksy Messenger update for Samsung Gear devices will be available through Samsung Apps.

Press Release

Fleksy Keyboard launches 15 new languages in beta

Extensive language update comes in preparation for major launch on iOS 8 with 40 languages in total on launch day

Fleksy Messenger app for Samsung Gear smartwatch also receives big update

SAN FRANCISCO — July 10, 2014 — Fleksy, the award-winning smart keyboard company, has launched a major update to its Android beta today, featuring support for 15 new languages, and significant accuracy improvements for all supported languages which now exceed 35 in total.

Amongst the newly launched languages are beta modules for Norwegian, Catalan, Hebrew, Croatian and Romanian, currently some of the most requested languages by the Fleksy user community. Several language variants, including English (UK), Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish have also been added.

The news comes following Fleksy's announcement in April that it is targeting the international market for growth, and is part of the popular keyboard's much anticipated iOS 8 launch. The company is expected to rapidly update its beta languages and release additional ones, with Arabic expected to be in its next release batch.

"Today's update represents a major, cross-platform engineering milestone for us. We are excited to confirm that are on schedule to support a total of over 40 languages, for both Android and iOS, out of beta by this fall" said Kosta Eleftheriou, Founder and CEO of Fleksy.

Fleksy also released its first update to its recently launched Fleksy Messenger app for the Samsung Gear smartwatch today. The update features numerous bug fixes and improvements, and also adds support for numerous Gear 1 devices running Tizen. "We've been amazed at the positive reception Fleksy Messenger is receiving in the Gear community. We are already one of the top apps on the platform, and user reviews speak for themselves when it comes for Fleksy's accuracy on a small screen" said Ioannis Verdelis, Founder and COO of Fleksy. "We are proud to be the leaders in the wearables text input market, and can't wait to show what we have in store as the wearable technology market expands"

Fleksy's Android beta with all the additional languages is available for immediate download by joining the beta at http://beta.fleksy.com/.

Fleksy Messenger's update is available for download via Samsung Apps.

Reader comments

Fleksy Messenger updated with Gear 1 support

4 Comments

Put it on my gear 1, and Love it! But.... It'd be nice if when receiving a text message I were able to respond directly from the notification. Right now, I have to read the text, then open up the Fleksy manager in order to respond.

They need to make using the keyboard an option when responding directly from the messages app, similar to how how you can chose between "templates, emoticons, and SVoice."

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