Thanks +JR Raphael
, I found that comment immediately after I posted mine and G+ suddenly decided to show me the previous 30 comments. Thanks, Internets, for making me feel like a n00b.
I've tested each of the beta releases of Flow, but always ended up returning to the stock Android 4.2 keyboard. Sure, it may have fewer features, but to me it just feels smoother. It seems like Swiftkey keeps having to stop and think for a moment before it continues to register my inputs. With the advent of gesture-based input on the stock keyboard, I feel like Swiftkey's real strength (its prediction engine) was to some extent negated; to me, the entire point of gesture-based input is that you don't have to be staring at the screen the whole time, so I don't want to be watching to see if it figures out what I want to say next. Of course I'll give this official release a couple of days to see if my experience improves, but so far my personal preference
is still the 4.2 keyboard. +J.J. Valenzuela
correct previously entered words with the 4.2 keyboard, by long-pressing the word - you may
get a quick little "Replace..." pop-up similar to what Swype used to do. It seems like that function usually works for words that are actually missed, but isn't always available when I'm just testing it out - I guess the 4.2 keyboard is just that smart ;)