Swype comes to Android as well

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Swype comes to Android as well
Yesterday we reported that the latest text entry method specifically developed for touch screens, Swype, would make its début on the Samsung Omnia II in the US and quite soon, on December 2. Now the rumor has it an Android-based handset featuring Swype will hit the shelves sometime next year. At this time, it seems the new entry method will be "hardwired" into cell phones, meaning they will either natively support it or not and you won´t be able to install it on your device in the latter case. Still, we do hope that its developers will find a way to release it as a standalone application, OS patch, software add-on etc. and it will appear at online application stores sooner or later. And if for whatever reason they can´t or are unwilling to, hackers will surely love to give it a go.

source: TechCrunch



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Very misleading title. It should read more along the lines of "Swype Rumored To Come To Android" in the near future.

2. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

very true. it doesnt matter if you do or dont have a cellphone with it, you can download slidIT for 3 bucks on their site for android in a week or so. they already have it for winmo and symbian. happy thanksgiving!

3. spassero

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 17, 2009

Was just on SlideIT website n download for WinMo is $14.99 Still not bad n fun to use. I'm trying it out. Swype sez they will have downloads "soon"

4. River

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

SlideIT is a better keyboard with more capabilities (shortcuts, graffiti etc..) http://mobiletextinput.com/Product/SlideIT/WindowsMobile/Demo.php

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