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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by technotitclan, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. technotitclan

    technotitclan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello, all!

    I've heard alot about swype and want to try it out but I can't seem to find the download for it anywere. can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks for your time.
     


  2. teschoen

    teschoen Well-Known Member

  3. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Another Swype thread. Use the search function people. Type in Swype and Download and it brings up 7 results. It's sure to be in one of those. Remember: Search is your friend!
     
  4. technotitclan

    technotitclan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Got it. Thanks
     
  5. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    Actually 3.

    The file is called "trial release". Does that mean beta, or does that mean it expires?

    Have not installed yet...
     
  6. means that "officially" it hasnt been released yet.
     
  7. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    Cool, thx.
     
  8. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just install it. And give yourself a few days to learn it. it rocks!!! This post was swyped.
     
  9. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    I find Swype to be a lil buggy at times, but I guess that's to be expected from a beta version. Still think it's great, but I'm also glad I have a physical keyboard.
     
  10. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    I wonder how long the trial will last or if this leak is without expiration...they(Swype) have no intention of selling it on the market or to individual consumers, but rather to manufacturers/carriers for them to pre-install it on new devices. I will be sad when/if this stops working, I've grown attached lol
     
  11. Sticks

    Sticks Member

    If they get to a point where you can use a stylus, then I will be happy. My big fingers have issue with the swype typing. I like it, but I need to see where I am going/stopping.
     
  12. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    This isn't a "trial version".

    Fear not. As long as HaXoRs are alive (i hate those guys ;) ), you'll have Swype on a DROID. :D
     
  13. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member

    Part of the beauty of swype is that for the most part you shouldn't need to be so precise that you need to hit every letter exactly. I get close to the ones I want and most of the time it guesses what I wanted correctly.
     
  14. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    I feel bad asking this, but I won't have time to install it until tomorrow.

    Can you set it to replace only one type of keyboard? Say the portrait mode one, but keep the android keyboard in landscape mode?
     
  15. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    No, but switching between them is very easy, if you are using Swype and want to switch to the default Android keyboard just long press in the text field where you are typing, tap "Input method" and select the keyboard you wish to use. It is simple and quick to do. :)
     
  16. AZDroid

    AZDroid Well-Known Member

    I have seen some posts/articles calling it trial others calling it leaked....

    I really wish they would sell it, I really do not support pirating and always buy apps that are available for purchase and donate to developers of free apps. But as hot as this is and as fast as it's spreading, Swype should sell this in the Market and try to get some bucks out of the peeps like me who would pay for an official version. I installed it thinking that it was a trial or leaked beta and an official version would be available for purchase later. Now if they never offer it to consumers I will have guilt for using it.....but I admit, probably not enough guilt to make me uninstall it :p
     
  17. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I agree 100%. This morning I hacked the gallery to be multi-touch, but I bought an app from the market anyway. I have donated to several devs for their free apps. And I would GLADLY pay for Swype. It's a great app!
     
  18. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    swype is indeed pretty awesome. I didn't really think it would work very well - boy was I wrong!
     
  19. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Note that you can adjust the sensitivity of the keyboard so that it is more or less forgiving...I've left it at default, but having the option to adjust that is really nice.

    One feature that I can't get to work is removing words from the dictionary.

    When I type 2 it always defaults to "2moro" as the first choice. Supposedly you can remove words by highlighting them and selecting the Swype button on the keyboard, but that doesn't work for me. Anyone else?
     
  20. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    I'm w/ ya. The Android Market is very fair in terms of pricing and if something is worth it, I'll pay or donate.

    Now, I'm not positive on this, but I was under the impression that Swype wanted us to have this, kinda like beta testers. And it's generated plenty of buzz for them. Maybe someone else can tell us for sure.
     
  21. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Word on the street is that an official release is due to Android phones sometime this year. I'll be buying, for sure.
     
  22. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    Thanks for the help. Will try it in portrait mode. Not sure i want to use it in landscape, as i'm not sure how well it will work with two thumbs. ;)
     

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