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Swype Keyboard for Behold 2

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mastermind278, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Mastermind278

    Mastermind278 Android Enthusiast
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    Swype is a pretty cool keyboard and it seems to work on the Behold 2 with the new updated file.
    Just go on google and search "Swype for HVGA Devices - *updated*"

    Download the APK and transfer it to the SDCARD.
    Install it via Astro File Manager.
    Go into Settings >> Locale and Text and check off Swype.
    if you are using TWlauncher (Settings>>Language and Keypad and check off Swype)
    Also make sure to disable Audio Settings for the Swype keyboard so it doesn't Force Close.
    Then open up somewhere to type, LONG PRESS, choose input method and pick Swype.
    And then enjoy the cool new keyboard.

    Thanks to BUGDOG Below, you can now become part of the Swype Beta
    http://beta.swype.com/
    That is version 1.25.16.5625.t100 which seems to be the latest version. This version installed is approximately 4.33MB! Enjoy!
     

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  2. chadmd23

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    Can you post what version you are using (its the last entry in the settings page)?

    I have 0.35.3959 right now, so not sure if your's is an update for me.

    Great tip on the sound!
     
  3. Bugdog

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    Wow--thanks so much for this. I just downloaded it and installed it exactly as you said, and I can't even tell you how much ass it kicks. I had been using better keyboard, and it's fine, good for what it is. But I'm a pretty big guy with thick fingers, and this tiny screen, even in landscape mode, was kinda killing me. I tried shapewriter, but it was more trouble than it was worth. Swype's text prediction is incredibly accurate, and at my first try, I had no problem writing out a long email in portrait mode which would have been excruciating otherwise. This is just huge for the usability of this phone :D
     
  4. Mastermind278

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    This is version 0.35.3959.
     
  5. 2FR35H

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    Help me out here I downloaded and installed swype and when I did the long press to switch the input method I clicked swype but then it said "the Swype package you installed does not match the screen size of this device"
     
  6. Bugdog

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    No idea; you're using a Behold 2? I followed Mastermind's instructions and it worked perfectly. Hope you get that fixed!
     
  7. 2FR35H

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    Yeah a behold 2, Oh figured it out downloaded the wrong version now it works perfectly.
     
  8. Bugdog

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    Glad to hear it. I think it's GENIUS.
     
  9. Mastermind278

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    Search on google and download the package from the site you get the search. If you get one of the other swype it will say that as the resolution is for the Nexus One/Droid.
    It should be named signed-swypebeta.apk
     
  10. 2FR35H

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    Thanks.
     
  11. 2FR35H

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    Yeah its insanely accurate. This is some amazing stuff.
     
  12. shawn1224

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    I thought swype was a gimmick at first but it is really accurate. I still like the mundane process of actually pressing buttons though so I don't know if I'll fully convert over to a swype user
     
  13. sewred

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    its cool, but i'm having trouble trying to do caps :eek:
     
  14. Bugdog

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    Have you gone through the tutorial? Very useful--caps and double letters I would never have figured out on my own.
     
  15. sewred

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    yes i did; i can work everything but the caps. i guess i just have to keep practicing. :p
     
  16. Bugdog

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    For caps, once your finger moves above the keys it takes a split second to go to the capital letter--if you watch, you'll see the keyboard change to caps. If you go too fast, it won't register as a capital. So it takes a little practice, but you get used to just a slight hesitation at the top to get the cap letter. Hope it works for you; I love it!
     
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  18. nomadrider123

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    This is cool I wish I had a stylus instead of fat fingers
     
  19. Mastermind278

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    **UPDATE** I cannot edit my original post but now there is a newer version of the Swype Keyboard. The updated version seems to work even better. The version is 1.16.12.5228.219.

    To find it you can try using google and searching for "Swype-SwypeReference-HVGA-trial-release.1.16.12.5228.219.apk"

    If you have an older version already installed make sure to uninstall before trying to install the new version, or else you get an error while installing!
    Use the instructions in the first post to install.
     
  20. nomadrider123

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    I was wondering what the difference was?
     
  21. Mastermind278

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    Now there is Auto-Cap after a punctuation point. It also seems a bit more responsive. Being a later version of the program one would also expect it to be more stable (though it was stable with the old version).:D
     
  22. chadmd23

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    New Swype is a real nice update, I suggest updating if you have been using the older version.
     
  23. spiz

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    How new is the update? I just put Swype on for the first time 3 days ago so I assumed I had the latest.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I have the latest.
     
  24. chadmd23

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    The new version seems to take up 12 megs. Not too happy about that.
     
  25. Mastermind278

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    It is because this version contains all the languages...The other one I had in the first post was only US English and Spanish (thus a lot less data). I will look into removing the extra languages to cut the size down. (Or maybe someone else wants to give it a try!!):cool:
     

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