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Captain’s Log: Nuance’s Swype Now Features Star Trek™ Themes and an All-New Emoji Keyboard

The Keyboard that Revolutionized Text Input Now Provides More Ways to Express Yourself with Themed Keyboards, Hundreds of Emojis and New Feature Updates

Burlington, MA – August 26, 2015 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its innovative Swype keyboard for Android is now even more customizable with brand new Star Trek keyboard themes and an all-new Emoji keyboard. Android users can input text faster and easier than ever with Swype’s predictive text – all with the Emoji and keyboard themes that match their personality.

Swype for Android now features 19 different Star Trek-branded keyboards available for in-app purchase. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the designs feature characters and images from Star Trek™: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation™, including Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Sulu, Data, Worf, the Starship Enterprise, and others. So whether you’re texting fellow Star Trek fans about what to wear to the Star Trek convention this summer or posting your favorite Star Trek memorabilia photos to Instagram, Swype’s latest lineup of themed keyboards keeps you fully immersed in the Star Trek experience while you stay connected.

Swype for Android has also enhanced its Emoji experience with a brand new Emoji keyboard. Swype already predicts and suggests Emojis as you input words and phrases, and its new Emoji keyboard lets you quickly and easily browse through hundreds of different options. Having hundreds of Emoji at your disposal allows you to best depict your thoughts, emotions and reactions– just as you would if you were talking in person. Swype’s new Emoji keyboard offers a smooth look and feel, providing fun animations when you make a selection, quickly snapping between types of Emoji, and offering convenient access to recently-used Emojis.

“The latest Swype keyboard for Android demonstrates that the keyboard experience goes beyond just the words on the screen, with more options for users to incorporate their personalities and interests,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Mobile Devices, Nuance. “So while we continue to innovate our pioneering predictive input and intelligent tracing technology, we’re also focused on equipping Swype with new features and options to give consumers the best possible experience on Android.”

Additional recent feature updates include:

 

  • Swype has enhanced its phrase prediction capabilities so multiple words appear as a phrase choice as you input text – making it faster and easier to say or do what you want on your Android keyboard.
  • Swype also offers predictive number entry. By tapping on keys that have numbers as secondary characters, Swype will provide a number and symbol suggestion. For example, tapping “ejqp” suggests “3:10”, or “swpp” suggests “$200”.
  • Swype’s Chinese language support is now improved by the power of the cloud. Chinese language users can enjoy cloud-based predictions that draw from more sophisticated and robust language models. Further, Chinese cloud sentence prediction leverages Swype’s Living Language feature, providing popular and crowd-sourced words and phrases from around the world.
  • An updated library of new non-Star Trek themes for more personalization and customization options.

Availability

The new updates to Swype, including Star Trek themes and the Emoji keyboard, are now available. Individual themes are $0.99 – $1.99 each with theme bundles starting as low as $2.99. For additional information, please visit www.swype.com.

Some items listed are opt-in connected features and are not required to use the Swype learning, living, keyboard. They include crowd-sourced updates (Living Language dialect support), hot words, Backup and Sync, Chinese cloud-based language prediction, and Dragon Dictation.

Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language understanding innovations are defining a new generation of intelligent systems and personal assistant technologies. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators.

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About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.

Nuance, Swype and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Nuance Communications

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