Re: Same with SwiftKey, default keyboard on many Android phones, sends all key-strokes to MSFT
I think the newer Sony Xperia phones all come preinstalled with Swiftkey; I played with some of them at a phone shop. Previously (a few years ago), the Sony phones only have their own Sony software keyboard.
Sony probably made a deal with Swiftkey (Microsoft), bundling the app for some cash kickbacks.
Sony probably also made a deal with MobiSystems, loves to preinstall MobiSystems' apps on Xperia phones. For example, File Commander.
Sony also had its own proprietary music recognition app 'TrackID'. It was continued last year and the users were 'encouraged' to switch to Shazam. I won't be surprised if Shazam is preinstalled on newer phones.