Fleksy Becomes the Fastest Smartphone Keyboard
Fleksy, the touchscreen keyboard company, announced Thursday that its Android keyboard app has broken the Guinness World Record for fastest texting on a smartphone.
Microsoft had recently bragged about the typing speed the user will experience at their Windows Phone 8.1 unveiling that by using their WordFlow tech the user will be able to beat the previous record of 20.53 seconds to type 126 letter sentence by 2 whopping seconds.
Microsoft had a lot to give at their Windows Phone 8.1 unveiling at its build conference earlier in the week. One particular feature that caught every one’s attention was their new feature for the Windows 8.1 phones, the WordFlow.
This feature the company said enabled the fastest touch screen tying there ever was before. On Friday, Microsoft released a video showing just how fast you could type using the new feature. They have set a new Guinness World Record with their time clocking in at 18.44 seconds breaking the old record of 20.53 seconds.
“Marcel Fernandes, a longtime Fleksy user, broke the record in New York City with a time of 18.19 seconds at an official Guinness event, making Fleksy the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world,” the company wrote.
“Fleksy takes the coveted title while introducing its much-anticipated next-generation accuracy engine on both mobile platforms. The new Fleksy engine features improved correction accuracy, including space error corrections and an improved language engine for its award-winning keyboard. The previous record holders were Microsoft and Swype,” the company said.
To celebrate this achievement though it is not by that notable a margin but still keeping in mind that they beat Microsoft, the company decided to update their iOS and Android apps. It is now offering the Fleksy app at half price for Android users and also extended usage to 2 weeks for the people who have opted for the 30-day free trial option.
Like Microsoft came out with a video for their proof of the fastest typing record on a touch screen smart phone, Fleksy was used by a young teen from Brazil who goes by the name of Marcel Fernandez who typed in a pre-selected 25 word paragraph into his touch screen smartphone which was a Samsung Galaxy S4.
“The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human,” the paragraph read.
Marcel clocked in at 18.19 seconds beating the old record by 0.25 seconds. Despite setting the record, Marcel says he is not a texting junkie.