Google Buys BlindType to Improve Android Typing

Posted by at 12:37 am on October 4, 2010

Google has bought BlindType, a startup based around touchscreen input. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal or the intentions. BlindType nonetheless hinted that it would keep working on “mobile innovation” and implied that Android was the focus as a result. Most likely the first major project will aimed at improving the default Android keyboard in future versions of the OS.

Before the takeover, lindType had been working on a namesake app that automatically compensates for typing by gauging the intended key independently of where the actual keyboard might be. The app, which had both Android and iPhone versions, let users type much more accurately and without having to look directly at the screen.

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