Swype gets updated with Nuance-powered voice to text and better text prediction

Swype gets updated with Nuance-powered voice to text and better text prediction
Swype, one of the most popular replacement keyboards on Android, was purchased by Nuance this fall, and the first fruits of that marriage can be seen in the latest update. The fan favorite finger slider has integrated Nuance’s Dragon Dictation software into the keyboard, so in addition to the finger-swiping out words Swype now has industry-leading voice to text capabilities.

In addition to integrating Dragon Dictation, Swype is adding an advanced language modeling algorithm for improved text correction and prediction. The advanced language model will learn how you type to provide more accurate suggestions as you continue to use the keyboard.

Finally, Swype now lets you download dictionaries for more than 50 different languages from within the Swype Settings menu. It should be noted that the advanced language algorithm initially only works with English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, although more languages are promised “soon”.

To highlight the newest Swype features, they created an amusing promotional video:

source: Swype via Droid-Life



1. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

That was kind of creepy, but I still type faster on the HTC keyboard, Swype is kind of overrated though...

2. RicNP

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Once again they have delayed it, why do they keep doing this!?

3. nexusISaFLOP

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

hopefully this is better than that flop of a phone galaxy nexus with its embarrassing as hardware along with all it's BUGS.

4. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Yeah. It is. At least they dont have to worry about how they are holding it.

5. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

God forbid your phone actually tells you what your LTE signal is, right?

6. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

just this week nuance bought vlingo . Vlingo is the leader in hands free voice recognition for android phones.

7. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Is this only available on ICS?

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