The Swype keyboard is available in a new beta version. Swype beta 1.4.9 brings bug fixes, new languages and a smoother touch system. Incidentally, getting users in touch with applications in beta to fix future bugs is already becoming a trend among developers of Google's operating system.
Despite my preference for Swiftkey, I have to say that this beta version of Swype is really very fast and much more intuitive, but in order for you to come to this conclusion too, you have to try it for yourself. But before, here are some of the improvements provided by the Swype team:
- Advanced language templates added also for Hindi and Belgian Dutch
- Improved touch input response for all languages
- Bug fix implementation and smart editor enhancement
- Fails in landscape mode failure of devices running with Gingerbread
- Fix for miscellaneous issues reported by Beta community
- Fixed bug in Android default voice input icon ('mic' / 'microphone')
- Improved word pick list behavior in Polaris Office
As is clear from the list above, the good news is the bug fixes of a large number of bugs and glitches, as well as a smoother entry method. Incidentally, the voice input method is worth a 10 with star.
Since Swype beta is not available on the Google Play Store, if you want to use the app you will need to manually install it on the developer's page. Pay attention, Swype is not yet free, although you can use the unregistered beta
and the trial version offers only two languages: English and Spanish, but still worth the experience.
If you are already using Swype and do not want to manually update the app do not worry as you will receive an update via OTA in the next 72 hours.
Updated on Mar 27, 2013, at 9:15 am (Brasilia time) – The Swype beta keyboard app comes with English and Spanish languages preinstalled, but right after you download the app, simply download new languages in the Swype beta settings: