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BlindType Acquired by Google!

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  1. Old Member

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  2. airjordan223

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    Saw this on droid life the other day. HOW DOES IT KNOW!!!1!1ONE!!

    Hopefully they release a free beta version.
     
  3. drdoom

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    I have seen this before. Hopefully, this acquisition will speed up the development for Android.
     
  4. airjordan223

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    Yeah but we probably wont get it because apple has a patent on touch screen keyboards for phones...
     
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    I thought they had a patent on phones period? :thinking:
     
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    I'd read rumors before as well, but looks like they made it official yesterday. Yes, hopefully this speeds up development for Android. It certainly throws a TON of money at development. From what I've read, BlindType was hoping Apple would acquire them, looks like they balked at the chance and Google didn't.
     
  7. airjordan223

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    they also patented the color white and aluminum.

    good thing their phone doesnt get a signal or else they would patent that too
     
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    The do have a patent on Lack of Signal.
     
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    oh of course, i forgot iLoS is their new feature
     
  10. AHanks12

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    Okay Okay, enough about the freak'in iPhone and what they've patented.....let's get back to the original point of this thread.....when are we getting Blind Type!! How the hell does it auto correct like that? There's gotta be a smarty-pants out there that can explain this.
     
  11. booser4

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    Don't they have a patent on patents as well?
     
  12. mike1

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    i think you guys have taken the whole "patent" thing too far...
     
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    Yeah. I hate Steve Handjobs and his fruit gadgets. Bastard thinks he invented everything.:p
     
  14. airjordan223

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    Don't know if you guys saw but apple just patented forums....looks like we're gonna be shutdown soon
     
  15. Old Member

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    Not a genius and probably over simplifying (ok REALLY over simplifying) but any of the keyboards that auto correct or suggest use algorithms that help them "guess" or "suggest" likely words. Swype, SwiftKey, ShapeWriter, or any keyboard like that uses their own version of the algorithms. As for BlindType, they seem to have designed an awesome algorithm that can compensate for even more severe typing errors. I say "seem to" because I've never seen it in the wild, nor have I ever seen anyone using it in anything other than controlled "promo" videos. I hope it can do all that it promises to do and seems it can. If it can . . . who wouldn't want to use it if you have to use touch keyboards?

    I can't wait to try it out! :)
     
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    so when might this be released
     
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    Hopefully sooner rather than later now that Google has acquired it.
     
  18. Taylored

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    I am pretty exited about this. I love swyping keyboards but this would be great in landscape multi-touch. If this accuracy holds as true in real life it should be pretty fun.
     
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    I gave up on Swype because i dont think they will ever release to the market, now im on swiftkey, its not a favorite of mine at all, but it works. I cant wait to try this out, looks promising!
     
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    Blind Type is GONE! I just clicked --> Blind Type and it is gone. Their website is no longer there. I did a Google Search and no link for the website works. I know it was acquired by Google, do you think Google closed the website because they are getting ready to release it?
     
  21. chrlswltrs

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    If it was acquired by google it would make more sense to integrate the algorithms into the stock keyboard than to have a separate keyboard app. More that likely the "blind type" keyboard will be integrated with the stock keyboard in Gingerbread and it will just be a lot better stock.
     
  22. baillou2

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    Just about. They would patent air if they could get away with it.
     

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