Swype Beta for Android receives an update that fine tunes the experience
posted by John V.
Jun 08, 2010, 3:50 PM
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.
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