Nuance and Huawei Create Swype Keyboard for Huawei Emotion UI Devices
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, Swype for Huawei Gives Consumers Incredibly Unique and Powerful Touch Input Experience in More than 70 Languages
BURLINGTON, Mass. and BARCELONA (Mobile World Congress) – February 26, 2014 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the availability of a customized Swype keyboard integrated with Huawei’s flagship Emotion UI device lineup. Available globally, Huawei’s exclusive Swype keyboard experience lets people trace, tap, and write in over 70 languages.
Swype for Huawei was designed with input from Huawei’s Emotion UI experience team to provide Huawei consumers with the fastest and most accurate text input available. Further, Swype for Huawei has a specially designed one-handed input that makes tracing and tapping a breeze with just your thumb. Swype for Huawei’s keyboard even includes an exclusive layout optimized for the Chinese language.
“Huawei Emotion UI is built to evoke a powerful, emotional experience. We worked with Nuance to design an incredibly intuitive and customized Swype keyboard that lets our consumers express what they want, when they want – optimized for our flagship device lineup,” said Jervis Su, vice head of research and development, Huawei Device.
Swype for Huawei brings together the best of both worlds – an optimized experience for Emotion UI and many of the opt-in Swype features that make it the most successful predictive continuous touch keyboard – such as Swype’s connected Living Language, an opt-in based end-user service, that updates top trending words and phrases through global crowd-sourcing. Consumers also have the option to personalize dictionaries and language models directly from Nuance that follow users from device to device with the ability to download more than 70 different languages and dialects—made possible by Nuance Cloud Services.
“Swype was designed to be flexible and customizable for both consumers and OEMs – a combination that takes keyboard personalization to a new level,” said Aaron Sheedy, vice president of mobile devices, Nuance Mobile. “Working with Huawei, we have designed a keyboard for the Emotion UI flagship device lineup that further enhances the speed, accuracy and customization that only Swype can offer.”
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About Huawei Consumer Business Group
As of the end of 2013, Huawei’s products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Huawei is ranked third in global smartphone shipments in 2013. Huawei has also established more than 16 R&D centers around the world in countries such as the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. One of Huawei’s three business groups, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) provides a range of products including mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices, home devices and cloud services. With more than 20 years of rich business expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and partners, experience in the telecommunications, Huawei has established a globalized network, operation ability and working partners. Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities and creating extraordinary experiences for people everywhere.
For more information, visit Huawei Consumer BG online: consumer.huawei.com/en/
About Nuance Communications, Inc.
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