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Swype gets updated with Nuance-powered voice to text and better text prediction

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Swype gets updated with Nuance-powered voice to text and better text prediction
Swype, one of the most popular replacement keyboards on Android, was purchased by Nuance this fall, and the first fruits of that marriage can be seen in the latest update. The fan favorite finger slider has integrated Nuance’s Dragon Dictation software into the keyboard, so in addition to the finger-swiping out words Swype now has industry-leading voice to text capabilities.

In addition to integrating Dragon Dictation, Swype is adding an advanced language modeling algorithm for improved text correction and prediction. The advanced language model will learn how you type to provide more accurate suggestions as you continue to use the keyboard.

Finally, Swype now lets you download dictionaries for more than 50 different languages from within the Swype Settings menu. It should be noted that the advanced language algorithm initially only works with English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, although more languages are promised “soon”.

To highlight the newest Swype features, they created an amusing promotional video:



source: Swype via Droid-Life

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posted on 21 Dec 2011, 15:09

1. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


That was kind of creepy, but I still type faster on the HTC keyboard, Swype is kind of overrated though...

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 16:13

2. RicNP (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Once again they have delayed it, why do they keep doing this!?

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 19:32 1

3. nexusISaFLOP (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


hopefully this is better than that flop of a phone galaxy nexus with its embarrassing as hardware along with all it's BUGS.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 00:02 1

4. vijaysivakula (Posts: 168; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Yeah. It is. At least they dont have to worry about how they are holding it.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 00:59 1

5. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


God forbid your phone actually tells you what your LTE signal is, right?

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 05:00

6. rob5150 (Posts: 120; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


just this week nuance bought vlingo . Vlingo is the leader in hands free voice recognition for android phones.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 21:25

7. Phaze0085 (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Is this only available on ICS?

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