Swype Beta for Android receives an update that fine tunes the experience

Swype Beta for Android receives an update that fine tunes the experience
Being on track to grace approximately 10 million handsets before the end of the year, Swype is quickly gathering momentum as more people find its way of inputting text compelling. Sure it may have a slight learning curve at the beginning, but most people can quickly dish out a mean text message as quickly as they can on a normal hardware QWERTY. Thankfully the beta version of Swype for Android is receiving an update that enables users to even have a better grasp and control of the way they input text. The update includes a decent mix of improvements such as the automatic insertion of apostrophes for contractions, support for the Italian language dictionary, updated English dictionary, and an improvement for sensing specific field types. Additionally, it offers better sensitivity for the “magic button” which is used for searching, entering, and adding a sensual smiley. It's almost hard to imagine that this innovative method of inputting text started out small, but now it's clearly being greeted with open arms by many people.

source: AndroidGuys



1. detroit313

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Won't work on the Incredible. It worked when I had a Droid though... Hmmm...

2. mskrcoles

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

Hi, I am a Swype beta tester. I do have swype on my HTC DROID INCREDIBLE. The first beta test worked just fine on, as well as I have received my update today and uninstall the first and put the update on and it is working just fine. Not sure whats going on with yours.

3. detroit313

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

I didn't have it on my Incredible. I had it on my Droid. I recieved the email today to download it. I did, and it doesn't switch from the Htc keyboard.

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Got the update as well, not as quick to respond now as the original for me anyway on a Rooted Eris 2.1

4. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

didn't install on mine either

5. Russki

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

did u uncheck the default keyoard and check swype keyboard instead in the settings? ...

6. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Got it working on my N1. I don't think there should be a problem on the Incredible. When you long press a text box does Swype show up at all under your Input Method?

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