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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by djron, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. djron

    djron Newbie
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  2. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    where is the apk for the beta??
  3. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Distributing the swype beta on here is prohibited :)
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  4. djron

    djron Newbie
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    I apologize. i thought posting the actual apk was prohibited.:eek:
  5. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Posting/linking to the .apk is against the forum rules, as is posting the version number and telling people to go and google it ;)
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  6. igzekyativ

    igzekyativ Well-Known Member

  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I'm a member of the beta group and I'm psyched about this possibly coming out on the Market. I will gladly pay them.
  8. smokefan73

    smokefan73 Lurker

    Just download the SlideIt Keyboard.....it is free....does the same thing and works great....
  9. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    Hopefully they will provide it to their loyal beta testers for free. :D
  10. sal_shawn

    sal_shawn Member

    I would love to use it. :)
  11. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    I wonder if those of us on whose phone was preinstalled will have to pay for it? I guess that's not a big deal if it isn't something like $9.99!
  12. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member

    It is not free. I see it listed as $8.21. This is the one by Dasur Ltd.
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Shouldn't have to. It's already been licensed, no reason we should have to pay for it when Samsung already did.
  14. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    I would think so, but you never know. I wonder how we would be updated to the release version.
  15. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    OTA/firmware updates likely.

    I don't know about yours, but mine works flawlessly! :)
  16. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    If your copy of Swype came preinstalled then the OEM of your handset is already paying Swype to include it in their software. You won't be paying anything extra.
  17. thumperyz69

    thumperyz69 Well-Known Member

    I have used SlideIT and Swype extensively and there is no comparison. Swype wins hands down. NOW.... just freakin' release it.

    Swype is much more accurate.
  18. crewchief227

    crewchief227 Member

    Is swype the it keyboard because I am giving SwiftKey a try right now and love it i just can't seem to get around the whole dragging your finger around as I am a thumb typer even if swype does hold the world record for speed.
  19. conor.in

    conor.in Well-Known Member

    It certainly sounds like a major adjustment, but isn't the transition to a new phone similar? If it's so fast, I will definitely give Swype a chance.
  20. Bob Denny

    Bob Denny Well-Known Member

    Correct! After using Swype (I am a registered beta tester and use the Swype Installer, etc.) and wrestling with the goofy copy protection scheme, I tried SlideIT. It's crude in comparison.
  21. Kabob

    Kabob Android Enthusiast

    So the version that came pre-installed on my phone is a beta? What sort of upgrades can I expect with the "full" version?
  22. Zumaki

    Zumaki Android Enthusiast

    I have a beta apk and will gladly delete it/buy the retail version from the market when it releases for the general public.

    This is the kind of app you shouldn't pirate if you don't have to.
  23. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Honestly, if they put it on the market at $9.99, I'll buy it. If it's up there as $19.99 or something insane like that, I'll seriously think of buying it. I'm a huge fan. They have to fix having to toggle it every time I reboot my phone though.
  24. sleky

    sleky Newbie

    Going to try SwiftKey now. I've used SlideIT for as long as the demo lemme. While I'm digging the concept, SlideIT just missed the mark, close, but still not worth the $$ imho.

    From what I've read and the amazing previews/reviews I'm REALLY looking forward to a public release. I have no problem paying for any software, as long as its worth it.

    Any Swype employees? Tell your boss to pass the word that the rest of the world is ready for ya! Bring us back into the light, lol! Or at least open up beta a lil more so I can get in..... ;-)
  25. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Sure there is. These things are highly subjective. I strongly prefer Swype but that doesn't mean that everyone else does.

    No, Swype for devices that it isn't installed on is in beta.

    Upgrades are likely up to your OEM/carrier. The whole reason that Swype uses the OEM licensing approach to begin with that they're too small to directly support individuals.

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