Google Acquires BlindType to Improve Android’s Virtual Keyboard

Google bought BlindType, a service that allows you to type faster and more accurately on a virtual keyboard. “With BlindType, users can type on the touch screen the way they are used to, but without the traditional need to constantly focus on the keyboard. Although this would typically lead to countless spelling mistakes that would be impossible to autocorrect, BlindType predicts what the user intended to write with a success rate not previously seen on any other system.”

Singularity Hub found that BlindType’s application “knows what you meant to type, even if you make mistakes. Lots of them. In fact, you can type without looking at the screen at all.”

Unfortunately, the application is not available in the Android Market or the iTunes App Store, but it will certainly be used to improve Android’s virtual keyboard.

{ via Mashable }