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Will Mytouch 3G 2.1 update have Swype?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Deathmetalchan, May 29, 2010.

  1. Deathmetalchan

    Thread Starter

    I'm getting pretty sick and tired of typing with a touch screen. Can't really blame me, as my old phone was a Sidekick LX, which I was able to type about 50-60 words per minute, with very little error.

    Anyways, will 2.1 have Swype? If not, how can I get Swype on my Mytouch (I've tried 3 different third-party apps online, none of which worked)?
     


  2. Tried the Swype download that was posted on this site a week or so ago and it was only a demo. Swype is supposed to open up for everyone soon, just not sure when. Here is a link to sign up to get notified when it opens back up: Swype | Text Input for Screens

    In the time being, you could give ShapeWriter: Android a shot, I just installed it the other day from the market place and it works perfect on my phone. The accuracy is a little less forgiving than Swype, but it's better than the standard keyboard layout.
     
  3. mulletcutter

    mulletcutter Member

    Mine came with it, v1.2 mytouch....but shape writer is just like it
     
  4. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

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  5. Awesome this works perfect. The other one listed was a trial, hopefully this one will last.
     
  6. Rino808

    Rino808 Lurker

    Please confirm that this is the new swype update...i got the old one installed and the apk version is the same, version 5612...
     
  7. The one I got from his link says it's version 1.25.16.5612.t100

    It's been working perfect for me since I downloaded it when he posted it. Good stuff :)
     
  8. PatrickHuey

    PatrickHuey Newbie

    im not really sure, but we are geting 2.2, not 2.1 anymore
     
  9. evild

    evild Lurker

    SWYPE came on my phone and I hate it. I use it, but hate it. I wish i waited for a real keyboard.
     
  10. This didn't work for me...Maybe because I'm using a 2.1 ROM???
     
  11. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    So am I, and it was working fine. Why's it not working, what did it say?
     
  12. Hmmm....maybe I just don't know what I'm doing lol. I don't see the app in the drawer and when I go to manage applications, it won't let me set it to default. How do I open it?
     
  13. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    It won't be in the drawer, it's not an app. Go into Settings, Locale and Text, and select it from there. Then open something that uses the keyboard, long-press in the text box, and a menu will pop up with Input Type as an option. Select that and then select Swype.
     
  14. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

  15. Really? I can't imagine texting any other way now.. It's so quick and surprisingly accurate. I was using my iPod touch and always accidentally swipe when using the browser or typing in stuff.
     
  16. rick00770

    rick00770 Newbie

    i got my mytouch 2 months ago, it had swype already, I like it, its way faster than regular punch , can anyone tel me when 2.1 or 2.2 is coming, it will be so welcome, iv had lag issues and battery issues, the update will really make me feel like im getting my moneys worth, so far im a little disappointed with phone,
     
  17. mulletcutter

    mulletcutter Member

    Ive tried shape writer and its not the same.....slower and I think swype is smarter. Ive herd no weird on 2.1, root it and you can get it though
     
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  18. evild

    evild Lurker

    It's quick but very inaccurate imo.
     
  19. Ngo93

    Ngo93 Android Enthusiast

    Swype is very accurate for me, love typing this way :)
     
  20. scoob55

    scoob55 Member

    try 'slideit'....gotta pay for it but i love this way of texting
     
  21. mulletcutter

    mulletcutter Member

    It worked but was a trial....
     
  22. mulletcutter

    mulletcutter Member

    Karma..... said it was an invalid thread
     
  23. evild

    evild Lurker

    maybe it's my thick thumbs.
     
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