Microsoft announced today that it is acquiring SwiftKey, a maker of smart software keyboard solutions for Android and iOS mobile devices.
The terms of the deal weren't announced, but the Financial Times reported it as being valued at $250 million, according to a Seeking Alpha article. Microsoft plans to integrate SwiftKey technology into its Word Flow solution for Windows.
Microsoft talked about its Word Flow solution back in 2014 as a Windows Phone 8.1 feature. Word Flow, like SwiftKey, is designed to speed up the keyboard texting process on mobile devices. However, besides getting a brief mention at Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference, Word Flow hasn't had much of a high profile.