When we first saw this email hit our inbox we thought “just another press release”. However, with a bit of time to play, and having tested the app out, I thought this was good enough for a quick post!
Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced that the single language version of its FlexT9 app for Android smartphones and tablets is now available in the Australian Android Market for free for a limited time, supporting Australian English. FlexT9 transforms the traditional Android keypad on smartphones and tablets into a unique four-in-one keyboard that gives people more choice in how they communicate, whether they speak, trace, write or tap.
FlexT9 combines Nuance’s renowned Dragon Dictation, T9 Trace continuous touch, T9 Write handwriting and XT9 predictive input to deliver the industry’s first truly multimodal input experience. The result is a faster, more natural experience on the virtual keypad in the ways that work best for the consumer – speaking, tracing, writing or tapping. And because it’s optimised for the hottest Android smartphones and tablets, consumers can be more connected and more productive anytime, anywhere.
I’ve been playing with this keyboard this morning in Ausdroid’s Sydney offices, because it’s too wet outside to do much else, and the keyboard is fast, fluid, quick and doesn’t get in the way, and it’s error correction rate is spot on. Even the voice dictation feature is fast and surprisingly accurate – giving even Google’s voice recognition a run for its money.
FlexT9 supporting the Australian English language is available for download for free today through September 14, 2011, supports Android OS v2.1 and higher, including select Honeycomb devices.