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SwiftKey will allow Android users to type faster with more accuracy
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1. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)
Sounds good for android, but what I don't like about android is that apps after closing them don't actually close, you know what I mean?
6. servo086 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Feb 2010)
What on Earth does this have to do with this article? Whyh get an Android phone if you don't want to multi-task? Download TaskPanel.
10. dougiedoug24 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
There is a difference between intentional multitasking and unintentional multitasking
2. dougiedoug24 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
I've been using Swype and am totallly sold. Only problem is sometimes it won't get words with double letters(whenever i try to input "good" it comes up "god"). I also agee that there needs to be a close option for the applications as opposed to using the back button.
3. ehaus81 (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Feb 2010)
I love Swype. Been using it since I had my Omnia and now with my Droid. Quick hint for the double letters, draw a circle on the letter as you're swyping and it'll work 95% of the time. At least for me it does. I'm going to try this keyboard and see if it helps with speed at all. More than likely I'll be back with Swype by dinner time though. As for the application closing problems, just get either Advanced Task Killer Free or Taskiller in the market. They both close the running apps 1 at a time or in batches and you can also black list (or white list....whatever you want to call it) apps that you don't want to close also. Check them out.
7. dougiedoug24 (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
I do use the Advanced Task Killer, it is just the personal preference of having the individual kill switch when i am done with something instead of having to go to the extra step. Basically nitpicking.
13. mattkl (Posts: 205; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)
I completely understand both sides. I was a little annoyed about apps not closing, but after using the iPhone that closes everything and then going to a new app and then having to open the other again and go through all the menus to get back where I was, I would much rather deal with Android and apps that stay open. Also the Nexus for me with the memory and 1Ghz proc. I don't have to use task killer, it runs just as fast and just as long no matter how many apps are running. I still think the feel of the iPhones keyboard is a little nicer, but with the Nexus it's very close. Can't wait to see how device technology keeps progressing.
14. IHuntInDE (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)
Use Advanced Task Manager Free. It lets you place a widget on your home screen that with one touch will kill anything that is open, unless you have told it not to in the settings. I love it.
4. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)
the whole point of the Android OS is multitasking. ehaus81 is rightThe use a task killer then you can close all the apps or programs you want all at once. When I had a BB storm I had to go back in to each one and close them manually, that sucked.
5. rwolf1984 (Posts: 529; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
Hopefully the touchscreens will improve on the Android phones that swype will not be needed. . .i am feeling the caught in the middle between android and the iPhone. I'd be happier with the android app store, but iPhone does have the best touchscreen HTC HERO and Nexus One are the next most reliable touch screens.
9. stix26 (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)
does the iphone really have the best touchscreen? and the Hero is not comparible to the Nexus One or Droid. Hero is only 3.2" 480x320 res.
12. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 2009)
The Hero is awesome and extremely comparable.
8. servo086 (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Feb 2010)
Has anyone applied for, and received the beta? If so, can you comment on it's quality? Vs Swype?
11. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)
I did apply for this, and hope to get in. I have gotten lucky and been allowed to beta test Rhapsody for over a month now. That is a great app for the droid, works better than any other music client I have played with on the DROID !
15. dondre (unregistered)
Luv da Android it can type so fast