Last Updated: Mar 10,2010
Interesting...I'm waiting for my download link. I'd like to see if it's a different version than the ones floating around at XDA.
It is different. I downloaded it earlier today. Not alot different, but there are a few changes. Biggest thing is atleast we have an official link instead of having a leaked version.
I dunno, but this is the official one from the creators of Swype. With everyone trying to be pious about a firmware update, I figured we could all enjoy a legitimate copy of Swype instead of the one we've been mysteriously been getting from bufuland.
Just got my invite and downloaded it. It's a much smaller memory footprint since it doesn't have all the languages and the interface is a bit different. Nice to use a legit version.
swype is definitely an app I would pay for given the chance!
One thing I noticed about the official Android beta is that you can actually simply type out your words without swiping and it seems to be easier to do than on the default keyboard!
I like! Thanks Smacky!!
Here's the post I made in the other Swype thread about the beta:
Go to Swype | Text Input for Screens and you can register. It says they have a limited number of participants, but I got a download link immediately after signing up.
I had to uninstall the leaked version, and they actually install an installer on the phone, which requires you to log on and then it downloads swype. Kind of annoying.
The version is 126.96.36.19912.t100, which is newer than the latest leaked version. The only changes I have noticed so far are:
* Option to vibrate on each new word. I quickly disabled this after trying it out.
* Word choice window has been made nicer and bigger (still the new curvy shape though).
The installer app size is 108k, and the Swype app is 4.36mb (after installation, not sure what the file size is). Included languages are English and Spanish.
Double tapping a word to get the word choice window still does NOT work.
Very cool, thanks Smacky.
I feel more pious already.
Wow I noticed the size deference just now when you mentioned it. That's a huge conference, awesome
Too bad Verizon and HTC couldn't approach the 2.1 upgrade zip in the same manor as Swype did as sort of a beta release for a select few--mainly readers of this forum! We're probably still a tiny fraction of the general Eris users out there and provide valuable feedback.
Nice that is one of the features I was wishing the leaked one had.
Yeah--the official beta is much easier than the leaked version. The word choices are easier to read in bright blue and the keys "glow" when you type on them individually, making it easier to tell what letter you are hitting. It's an amazing tool that's fun to use.
The thing I just noticed is that I'm not getting force closes with this version in 2.1 when I try to hold the delete key to erase whole words. Very nice.
Less force closures is always good, speaking off which, I have gotten none
Well I just installed Swype beta and I am impressed. I didn't even try the leaked version because I was so skeptical about alternative keypad input in general. (I don't see all that well and have not had much success with such things.) But Swype is very accurate and fast!
Now someone remind me, will this get wiped when we get the OTA?
Have any of you that have downloaded the installer for the official beta done so with the leaked 2.1 ROM? It tells me my phone is not an android device when I click through the link.
No man, running 2.1 and it installed just fine. What browser are you using? If using anything but the stock browser, it MAY give you some issues. Don't use Steel or Dolphin or whatever. Use the stock browser.
Using the stock browser. I'll try it again, perhaps it was a server error or something.
Edit: Still says this is not an android phone. Interesting. I'll try some other things tomorrow, right now I've been up since 7am yesterday morning and I'm running out of steam. It's possible I'm doing something wrong because of lack of sleep.
I am getting this too, I am still on 1.5
I had the leaked version and now have the real beta version. I really don't see much difference. I feel better not running bootleg. I'll happy pay for this when a production release is available.
Thanks a bunch for the link Smacky...Swype was just unusable for me with the other leaked version but the issues seems to have been fixed enough in this to make it a great keyboard alternative. I've been using it to send texts and love it!
I got the email with the link, but it takes me to swype and says "OOPS we can't figure out where you want to go!" What the heck is that about? I even had them resend me the email and link, same thing. This should be simple, maybe their site is overloaded
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