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Swype update makes it a smarter 4-in-1 keyboard

Swype update makes it a smarter 4-in-1 keyboard
Pre-installed on many Android models, Swype has become a popular method to input text. With its swipe to type process, the application is behind the 2010 record for the fastest typing speed on a mobile handset. Thanks to its acquisition last year by voice recognition company Nuance, a new update for Swype has been released with many new features. Nuance's XT9 predictive text technology is no enhanced thanks to a new feature that adds new words spoken or typed to your personal dictionary. The Next Word Prediction gets better and smarter with each use, according to Nuance. Swype will also comb through your emails and texts to learn the patterns of the way you type.
"People use their keyboards every day in every way - so input needs to be fast and simple. The new Swype living, learning keyboard ushers in a new era of input, where the keyboard adapts to the users’ unique way of communicating every time they swype, speak, tap or write."-Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile
Besides the swipe to type process that gives the software its name, Swype now has three additional ways to input text including pressing the Dragon button to input by the spoken word, writing words using your fingertips, and regular basic letter by letter typing just as you would do with the stock keyboard. With the update, Swype now supports 55 different languages.

Swype is not available from any online application store, so if you are interested in installing the keyboard and it isn't already installed on your phone, go to the sourcelink to load the software on your handset.

source: Swype



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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:35 3

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


"Swype is not available from any online application store,...' I never understood why it isn't in any store even though it's pretty popular.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:22

4. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Because it's more profitable for them to exclusively licence them to OEMs than putting it up on the Play Store.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 08:39

2. iliketech (Posts: 54; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Hey,
I think it is the best keyboard. I used it ALL THE TIME on Gingerbread, but when I started using the Galaxy Nexus or HTC One X it was not there and I had to download it... Problem is when I used it on ICS it came out really tiny like a quarter of the size it shb. I posted on their forum only to see many others were doing the same thing... and experiencing the same problems. With the Nuance acquisition I thought this kb sh gotten better and respond to problems quicker AND FOR SURE BE ON play.android.com and NOT be in beta forever... Well I have taken to other imposter kb's and am ok with it even though I know swype when working was better...
Anybody know if they fixed the kb size issue not expanding to normal size on these new BIGGER SCREEN kb's?
hey swype put it on the Market...

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:48

3. JohnnyCache (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Yes, it was fixed in the last Beta release, currently have it on my Galaxy Nexus.

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 10:39

5. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


lol swypes still on beta so they don't put it on market

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 02:13

6. Endruu (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


In the old swype, you hold the back button and it vibrates removes the entire word so you know when to let go if you're not looking at ur screen.

In the new swype better, holding the back button makes it delete letter for letter, so it's hard to lift your finger off accurately to stop at the word you want to continue from.

I miss that old feature.

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