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Skype, Swype get Android updates

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Skype, Swype get Android updates
A couple of updates for Android flavored devices are available today for apps Skype and Swype, and yes thank you, we know that they rhyme. Skype, the application that allows you to make free Skype to Skype and low priced long distance calls, has updated the calling interface. The update also claims to improve the quality of the service, and adds video calling for those with the Samsung Epic 4G Touch. You can update your Skype software by heading to the Android Market.

Swype is the swipe to type app that allows you to slide your fingers across a virtual QWERTY keyboard to type words. The update allows the software to be used on devices using Android 4.0. This will be a beta version of the software,and  adds other new features such as downloadable languages for tablets and add-ons for DragonGo! (Swype is now owned by Nuance). The accuracy of Swype has also been improved. Since Swype is not available in the Android Market, those interested will have to head to the sourcelink.

One last important note. If your phone came with Swype pre-installed, do not download this beta because it will not work on your phone.

source: Swype, AndroidMarket via AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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posted on 16 Feb 2012, 19:47 3

1. windowsRocks (Posts: 155; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)

Why is Microsoft working on skype for android?

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 20:20 6

2. sandysingh252 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Because they are not krApple.

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 23:31

4. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

And they make $$$ off of Android via HTC and Samsung.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 02:12

5. wp7tribes (Posts: 52; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

because they care about skype users its not about android or ios its about getting larger and larger if you want to get more users you have to provide it to different os

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 21:39

3. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)

Anyone know if swype will work on the xoom with 4.0?

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