Microsoft has finished the purchase of SwiftKey, a move that offers to the giant software producer a well-known Android and iOS keyboard. In addition, this brings predictive technological innovation and supporting feature for artificial intelligence.
Microsoft presented its strategy to buy England-based SwiftKey in Feb, saying that it would incorporate its developments into other products provided by the company. Among these, there is a proprietary Word Flow keyboard in development phase for Apple’s iPhone.
The finalization of the purchase and its results were presented by Microsoft’s experts who are also part of the team that provided Word Flow. The SwiftKey feature also offers Microsoft an advantage when it comes to the hundreds of millions of iOS and Android operating gadgets.
These products either have the soft keyboard set up or are operating on a service based on SwiftKey’s SDK. The new keyboard is now part of an increasing list of famous Android and iOS applications that Microsoft previously purchased in the past couple of years.
The company followed its concept for gadgets and services where it put mobile and cloud platforms first and where it concentrates on efficiency for all important ecosystems, as shown by the Office app.
Other popular multi-platform applications purchased by Microsoft these years are Accompli, which was quickly transformed into the modern Outlook e-mail client on Android and iOS or Sunrise, the calendar application.
Microsoft’s latest mobile-focused purchase was Xamarin, providing functions that allow C# experts to create native applications for Android, iOS, Mac OS and Windows. After the Xamarin acquisition, the company said that it will indeed stop the Android ‘bridge’.
This is a tool set for moving Android applications to Windows, so it will instead concentrate completely on its iOS bridge. According to the opinion of various tech experts, it is commonly expected that Microsoft is planning to utilize Xamarin to motivate specialists to create universal applications for all ecosystems, not just for Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform.
The new option looks for errors thanks to the machine learning abilities found in the growing assortment of cyber security data that the company gathered and is constantly on the rise. It analyzes this wide database of security information against devices on Windows 10 working in the system. If the program finds a potential issue, it tells IT specialists and allows administrators to further examine it.
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