Microsoft Beta-Tests Word Flow Keyboard On IOS For One-Hand Typing

Posted: Jan 26 2016, 2:03pm CST | by , in News | Technology News


Windows iOS Word Flow Keyboard
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Microsoft reportedly sent out invites to members of its community asking them to try and report back on its new Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard on iOS, which has been budgeted to feature in Android devices soon.

But members of the Windows community turned out to condemn Microsoft for the action, saying the step would discourage people from further buying Windows 10 mobile devices.

The Word Flow keyboard for the iOS version is still in beta test, but it has one-handed design that makes it possible to type text with one hand, possibly with the thumb. It is laid out like a hand-fan, and each keyboard row forms a curved arc.

Analysts reveal the latest version of Windows 10 mobile comes with a one-handed typing mode but it is more or less like a tiny keyboard that could be placed to one side, but the latest one under discussion seems to come with a total reconfiguration of the keys.

Many Windows adherents may not like the new extra features for Windows 10 mobile since they tend to think the latest additions indicate Windows is deserting its original platform and giving more attention to iOS and Android users.

Meanwhile, Microsoft could decide to integrate the new feature into its coming operating system, but the downside is that this would place it on the same pedestal with its competitors. And then, it is possible for the company to totally scrap the whole idea and forget about the new features after beta testing it.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/52" rel="author">Charles I. Omedo</a>
Charles is covering the latest discoveries in science and health as well as new developments in technology. He is the Chief Editor or Intel-News.




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