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desire but no Swype? :(

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dan55, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    hi all,

    im a confused new desire owner :/

    was told in the shop that my desire had 2.1 on it and swype was only available on 2.2 - when it arrives

    But just checked and phone says it has 2.2 - but no swype!? :/

    help! :)


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  2. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Android Expert

    Cheers, just installed it and playing with it now :)
  3. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    Bugger, it's a 10mb file and I got no spare phone storage :( another good reason to root!
  4. gibbs1984

    gibbs1984 Android Expert

    The one I downloaded was 17mb!
  5. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Android Expert

    Does it not have move to SD? I would love this but cant afford the memory
  6. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    It's got to be in phone memory or it won't work, it's a system file.
  7. kopkiwi

    kopkiwi Android Enthusiast

  8. ianb11

    ianb11 Android Enthusiast

    Which version is this?
  9. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    so why no swype on desire 2.2 but it is on sammy galaxy s ? :/
  10. OFI

    OFI Android Enthusiast

    Because Samsung paid for it. htc did not.

    It has nothing to do with the Android version.
  11. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    bleedin cheap skates :( was really looking forward to that too :/
  12. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast

    Moral of the story: never rely on anything you are told in a phone shop ;)

    Many people can and do run Swype successfully on their Desire (as there was a limited beta programme available).
  13. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    true true :)

    right - cool - will have to get into that then

  14. ukzen

    ukzen Android Enthusiast

    Occasionally i have to change input method back to original method then back to Swype, to get it to work again
  15. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    hi all,
    just tried to dload and install but got a parse error - then tried to run/install from where it is on sd card using filemanager and doesnt like it

    am i doing this wrong ?

  16. peter7769

    peter7769 Android Enthusiast

    Just a small word of warning, i was thinking about updating to the new beta version, but looking on the swype forum, everybody is up in arms about it, not accurate, too slow etc etc.

    Is it just me or Swype September Update is not as accurate as previous?

    The makers are aware of these problems but say they wont have a fix until at least mid november!!

    so anyone thinking of updating..DONT, stick to version 1.60 ;)

  17. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to bring to your attention that it is against the Site Rules/Guidelines to link, distribute, share or ask for license/copyrighted applications in the thread or PM. Swype is a close beta and you need to register for to be a beta tester to get Swype or your phone has an OEM agreement that has Swype install. If these aren't the case, then you are illegally using Swype.

    Swype made it perfectly clear a long time ago that the app was copyrighted and that they would consider legal action against sites that allowed it to be distributed. The owner of AF has no inclination to attract the attention of Swype's legal team.

    /Thread close.


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