Swype now officially available on Android as a Beta

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  1. daffyduck

    daffyduck Well-Known Member
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    Registered, downloaded after receiving the email & works better than the hacked version (so I hear :))

    Swype | Text Input for Screens

    It is a limited Beta, so if anybody wants to get their hands on it, perhaps be quick.

    User dictionary integrates now & the visual quality of the keyboard is much improved.

    Enjoy.....
     

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  2. cortez.i

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    when i tried to download via the email link, the website said my device was not an android device, oh well....
     
  3. inspiron41

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    you have to download it from your phone
     
  4. Yes try it from your phone.
     
  5. cortez.i

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    yes, i know, i read the email. the website doesn't recognize my Nexus One as an android device.
     
  6. inspiron41

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    Just downloaded it to my nexus (not rooted nexus).
    1. Just open the mail.
    2. see web browser launch.
    3. uninstall leaked swype
    4. installed the swype download
    5. it'll prompt you for your email and password
    6. the application will download your swype.
    7. enable swype.

    takes up 4.55 mb (3.09 application, 1.46 data). That's 1/2 of the original!

    It's slightly different from the beta one was leaked a while back. it's slight more responsive. especially when you hold down on a button to get to the other letter/number/character

    changes noticed:
    1. can switch between english and spanish keyboard by holding down on Q
    2. layout of keyboard is slightly different, but more useful
    3. to get to the editing keyboard, you have to swype from "swype editing" to the "sym"
    4. response to select the alternative button is faster
    5. double touching Up arrow, will auto-cap lock keyboard
    6. auto correction menu is blue/white and the (x) button is blue

    one biggest thing it's missing is VOICE BUTTON!!! GRAHH. overall the official beta is slightly better than the leak one in appearance.
     
  7. Junglist

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    This is working perfectly for my phone I just typed this message using swype
     
  8. Rix

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    I just typed this message using a qwerty.
     
  9. Drhyde

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    I downloaded it, installed it, and enabled it, but it isn't working for my N1. Is there something I'm missing?
     
  10. Rix

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    ...You need to have a phone with a hard keyboard (ie hard qwerty) in order for swype to work. Do you even understand what swype is?
     

  11. i have it on my n1, no problems. did you long press the input area? an choose swype?
     
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  12. what29

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    i dont believe you understand what swype is. it is for touch phones without a hard keyboard. i just installed it on my n1 after removing the leaked version. this one is much better with a faster delete key. Do you even own an N1
     
  13. yea you have to remove the leaked version. i had to also
     
  14. Drhyde

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    Ah. Thank you, that solved my issue. Working just fine now.
     
  15. grainysand

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    Uh... lol.
     
  16. n2imagination

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    Rix got a bit quiet huh?

    Definite speed improvements over leak.
     
  17. Bob Loblaw1

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    I saw this earlier but was afraid when it said something about limited features not available on the full version. I thought it might not have things that the hacked version has but after hearing the initial reviews, I just installed it. All my dictionary words transferred over! Sweet.
     
  18. cortez.i

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    i contacted one of the Swype engineers about my issue and he said that others were having problems downloading as well. in my case, however, it turns out that my issue was using the browser in the Desire ROM to access the download. i installed Dolphin Browser and Swype installed without issue. now, i did see the message about "limiting features", but so far i can't tell what's been limited. i'm pleased with the reduced footprint and speed vs. the previous beta. hoping they add the voice button soon!

    EDIT: may have found a limited feature (or a bug) with my installation: when using the search widget or market search, i have to type vs. Swype. i reinstalled the previous leaked version and swyping in a search box is allowed. would appreciate someone else testing this feature. thanks!
     
  19. grainysand

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    Using it now and so far, so good, though I'm not sure if that's much difference from the latest leak (1.16). I guess the word choice box is slight prettier. And yes, the smaller size is very nice.

    Oh, and I downloaded mine through the Desire browser, so that can't be the culprit.
     
  20. cortez.i

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    @grainysand - thanks for your input on the Desire browser... simply didn't work for me, could be those special library cookies on my phone, lol. anyway, i uninstalled and reinstalled (using the installer) and the swype functionality returned in the search boxes. no 'reduced functionality message' has appeared since the reinstall...
     
  21. daffyduck

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    Just swype'd in Market Search - works fine for me :thinking:
     
  22. Rusty

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    Seems better than the BETA to me.
     
  23. danimar

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    Wow having noticed this one, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for in a keyboard, a fast way to shift between English and Spanish.
     
  24. deadite66

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    seems all the leaked betas have forced them to change their business model, swype was OEM only.

    can't get it to work on my milestone though, swype in a word it beeps and doesn't add the word.
     
  25. inspiron41

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    i would have paid like 1-2$ for this application on the market. it's pretty nice of them to release an official beta version for us to test
     
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