Voice-to-text expert Nuance today announced the FlexT9 alternative keyboard for Android, and is offering it for free to Aussie customers until 14 September.
Android users running version 2.1 or higher can download the app from the Android Market.
Described by Nuance as a "multi-modal" input tool, FlexT9 gives users the option to input text using speech, handwritten symbols and traditional tap-style entry, as well as letter-tracing similar to the Swype keyboard. Users can switch methods while composing a message and use any of the four input modes in the same message.
Similar to theapp for iPhone, the speech-recognition function requires an active internet data connection to operate, with the translation of speech-to-text occurring on a remote server.