SwiftKey based Windows Phone Keyboard coming to Windows 10 PCs and tablets soon
Yet another interesting piece of news comes from the Twitter user @h0x0d, a neat find rather than a leak. This time he has found out the files related to a new Keyboard in the Windows 10 PC build 16212.
Microsoft accidentally released its internal Windows 10 build 16212 this week to Fast, Slow, Release Preview ring Insiders and even to some non-Insiders. This build was supposed to be an internal test build but since it’s out people are all out on it performing an autopsy to the lowest level. Just then @h0x0d came out with the following tweet:
16212 has new "FluencyDS.dll" and "Fluency" folder in System32, it is "Fluency Prediction Engine", the brain of SwiftKey
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) June 3, 2017
Apparently, the PC build has CShell (short for ComposableShell), which Microsoft had been working exclusively for some time. It also includes the new TextInput component, “Fluency” folder and “FluencyDS.dll” file inside it. The file is essentially SwiftKey tech, which Microsoft officially owns now. This indicates towards the possibility of arrival of WIndows Phone keyboard on PC.
The new keyboard should support Swipe and and Windows Phone key layout, which would be helpful essentially for tablet and Surface users who rely on touch keyboard for input. Although the release details and time is not yet known, but its never too late for it.