Supporting More than 70 Languages, Nuance Swype Keyboard now Default Keyboard for Acer Android Smartphones Shipping in EMEA, South Asia and Central and South America
BURLINGTON, Mass. & TAIPEI, Taiwan—Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with Acer to ship Nuance’s Swype predictive input keyboard on its lineup of Android smartphones shipping in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Swype lets users trace, tap, and write in over 70 languages.
“By integrating Swype, we are providing our smartphone users with a highly sophisticated keyboard that supports many languages around the world”
Swype has been deployed on more than one billion devices around the world, and is the most personal, powerful and customizable predictive input keyboard for Android. Swype’s first-to-market continuous touch keyboard lets people quickly and effortlessly glide their finger from one letter to the next to input text – or simply tap or handwrite letters, numbers and symbols. With Swype’s predictive capabilities, words and phrases appear as users input text with personal language models that become familiar with a user’s vocabulary.
“By integrating Swype, we are providing our smartphone users with a highly sophisticated keyboard that supports many languages around the world,” said Wayne Ma, Vice President of Acer Smartphone Business Group. “The cooperation with Nuance has allowed us to offer customers a unique and compelling user experience in our highest growth established and emerging markets – and is well-aligned with our vision for the best possible user experience the market has to offer.”
“Acer is evolving its Android portfolio to provide its diverse user base with a keyboard that is versatile to meet the needs of any user,” said Dan Faulkner, senior vice president, Nuance Mobile. “Consumers are able to quickly trace or tap a text message, email or status update – hunting and pecking is a thing of the past.”
Swype is now shipping on Acer’s Liquid S1/ S2/ X1/ Jade/ Jade S/ E3/ E600/ E700 Android devices. To learn more: visit http://www.acer.com.
Swype is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators.
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally (IDC 2013). Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.