Microsoft unveils the secret of the Windows Phone 8 keyboard
| by Nishtha Kanal |
The one feature of the Windows Phone that has been widely appreciated is the accuracy of its keyboard. Microsoft, in a blog post has revealed how they made the Windows Phone 8 keyboard more intuitive and accurate than its predecessor.
The keyboard can predict more intuitively than before
The company claims that the Windows Phone’s auto-correction skills are around 94% accurate out of the box and the keyboard keeps learning from the user's writing habits, making it predict better. “The Office team has been researching commonly-used words for more than 20 years to power similar features in Word and Outlook, and they partnered with us to build our first dictionaries in Windows Phone 7. Office uses a variety of sources—from linguistic research to frequency analysis of documents, books, and web pages—to build their dictionaries,” says the blog. For example, if a user types in h-a-p-p, the keyboard could suggest ‘happen’ or ‘happy.’ But, Microsoft says, since ‘happy’ is used more often than ‘happen,’ the keyboard will predict ‘happy.’
Meanwhile Nokia has launched an affordable Windows 8 phone, the Lumia 620, thus stamping their authority on the budget phone bracket. Nokia claims that Lumia 620's body uses a new dual-shot colour technique to deliver a variety of colour and texture effects. Dual-shot adds a second layer of coloured, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary colour blends and depth effects. One can add a personal feel to the handset as there are seven different exchangeable shells to choose from. The Nokia Lumia 620 is powered by Qualcomm's SnapdragonS4 Plus processors.
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