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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blackepoxy, May 3, 2011.

  1. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I have a quick question since this thread is on the topic of texting.Does the droid incredible 2 come straight out of the box with swype installed.(like pre-loaded)
    I am a current centennial wireless customer in louisiana that verizion is taking over on July 31st they are sending me htc droid incredible 2 (absolutely free) to replace my gsm htc wildfire.
    Thanks in advance!!!
     



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  2. nate.kelmes

    nate.kelmes Well-Known Member

    No, it does not. but you can install it from the android market, I believe.
     
  3. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Android Expert

    Not from the Android market, you can find it at Swype | Text Input for Screens. The Beta is still open right now and its been open for quite awhile so I don't think they'll be closing it out any time soon.
     
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  4. zimmy

    zimmy Member

    I have Swype installed on my DINC 2 (which you have to get directly from Swype since it's not available on the Android market).

    Several times so far, Swype will just stop working. I can still see the "trace lines" while using the keyboard, but no words comes up -- either in the suggestion box or inserted into the text.

    The only way I can fix this is to go to settings and disable Swype.
    Then I have to launch the Swype installer app from "All Apps" / Enable Swype / Select Swype / and then it starts working again. At least for a while anyway...

    Anyone else experiencing this problem or have a fix they can suggest?
     
  5. bytheriver

    bytheriver Member

    The same thing happens to me too, I just touch and hold the text field until "input method" comes up. I choose that and change the keyboard to something else and then back to Swype again, it's a pain but it works for now. It has this issue every few days.
     
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  6. zimmy

    zimmy Member

    Glad it's just not me... Thanks for the tip about a faster way to get it working again when it craps out. I emailed Swype.com about this, and hopefully they will issue a fix soon!
     
  7. wildtouch83

    wildtouch83 Android Enthusiast

    I've been having to do this since using swype on my Eris and my original incredible, but, it does fix the issue. I haven't found a pattern as to how/when/why it occurs.
     
  8. kat89447

    kat89447 Lurker

    Try the flexT keyboard. It's in either the android mkt or amazon's. Kind of a hybrid between swype and swift. Has talk and draw text and keys are more intuitive. liked it better than the swype.
     
  9. JasonH31

    JasonH31 Newbie

    Is swype installed on the Incredible 2? I can't seem to find it.
     
  10. patchnauty

    patchnauty Well-Known Member

    Google swype beta and register its free
     
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  11. sashazur

    sashazur Lurker

    I was having the same problem with the latest Swype beta on my Inc 2. At some point Swype would stop working right and would only let me input text by tapping individual keys. To fix it I could switch "Input Method" away from and back to Skype, but it was annoying to do it several times a day, so I ended up paying a few bucks for the SlideIT keyboard instead; it works almost exactly like Swype and is more reliable.
     
  12. pratyusha.iaf

    pratyusha.iaf Lurker

    My keyboard doesnt function everytime i swype fast. Its like keyboard is gone . Then i switch of and switch it on back. Then i tapp individual keys. What should i do to fix it??
     
  13. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    I downloaded swype but I can't for the life of me figure out how to turn it on. Suggestions?
     
  14. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    First of all, try settings> language & keyboards> check the box with swype, it should be there, then go to the touch input settings at the bottom of the same menu and make sure it is set to >keyboard types> QWERTY, that should do it.
    You can also long press in the blank space when composing a message and it should give you swype as an option to use.
    Hope this helps.
     
  15. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    Wanna hear something weird? Swype was working before i turned it on. After i turned it on it quit workingswype doesnt work anymore. It shows the keyboard trace but no words pop up.

    Sent via my DInc2.
     
  16. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    Interesting. I changed the input method to stock and then back to swype and now it's working again.
     
  17. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    If you have not read this already.Maybe it is because it is a beta version.I am disappointed to hear this because swype is all I have ever used for text input on android..Verizon will be sending me my dinc 2 in about 6 weeks to replace my htc wildfire on centennial, because they bought them out in my area.I was really looking forward to using swype on it.I hope this problem gets resolved before then.
     
  18. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    It seems to have stopped doing that - I have not needed to go back into input method and turn it on again. I went into settings, turned swype off then back on again and now it seems to be a bit more stable.
     
  19. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    I spoke too soon - every time I reboot I have to go back in and select swype as the input method. Annoying.
    Plus on the DroidX the smiley button was on the keyboard but here you have to hit the menu button, go into 'more' and hit 'insert smiley' then click the smiley you want to use. Very annoying after getting used to having them right on the keyboard.
     
  20. Steven58

    Moderator

    I have a droid x. It comes with my phone and I still have it. (I am also a beta tester for swype btw, from when I had the Droid Incredible).

    Here's the deal. You don't NEEEEEEED Swype. I found a better keyboard that I use in its place..

    You can download it here: FlexT9Keyboard.

    It costs 5 bucks but I got it when it was offered for free on Amazon.
     
  21. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    I had the same swype problems, I deleted it and use Flext9, I like it better
     
  22. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast

    I'm really not interested in paying for a keyboard app when I had what I wanted stock on my last phone. :-/
     

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