SwiftKey’s Chinese Input is finally out of Beta and it is now available for Android users. With the latest update, you are able to add Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese for either Taiwan and Hongkong. For quicker typing, the Chinese version also gets its famed predictive input where it studies your typing patterns and will try to predict the next word that you’re going to type next.
Pinyin (romanised spelling) is only available for simplified Chinese. To type even faster, you can just tap on the first romanised character of each word. So if you want to type 你好吗 (how are you?), you can just type “nhm” instead of “nihaoma”. If you’re a sloppy typist, it recognises typos and will autocorrect them for you. This also works with names and it gets smarter each time you use it.
To download, head over to the Google Play Store.