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Swype, the top paid third-party keyboard for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8, just learned a whole bunch of new languages -- 16 to be exact, bringing the total number to 21. Also new to Swype version 1.1 in iTunes is intuitive Emoji input. When you compose a message, Swype will analyze your choice of words and suggest appropriate Emojis, whether you're feeling happy, confused, tenacious, or satisfied. "The response to Swype for iOS 8 has been amazing, and we’re thrilled to have quickly updated the app with 16 additional languages – the most currently available for any... Read more...
Many Android users are already familiar with Swype, a replacement keyboard by Nuance that allows users to input words and faster and easier by using one continuous motion rather than tapping out each character. There's a bit of learning curve involved, but once mastered, you can hammer out lengthy messages with little effort. Unfortunately for Apple users, Swype isn't available on iOS, at least not yet. Aaron Sheed, vice president of Swype at Nuance, participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in which he revealed that Swype for iOS has at least been talked about with Apple. "Hah. The million... Read more...
Nuance announced the newest generation of its popular Swype keyboard for mobile devices. The latest version of this keyboard combines touch and voice input with adaptive capabilities that adjust to a person's preferences over time. New features include the ability to predict the next word you intend to type, a personal dictionary for speech and text, support for over 55 languages, and four input options (traditional Swype, typing with XT9, spoken text, and writing with one's finger.) The next-generation Swype keyboard is available to OEMs or you can pick up Swype Beta for Android today from beta.swype.com.... Read more...
What's probably the most popular keyboard alternative on Android has a new beta out, and there's a major new feature included: Dragon Dictation support. That little add-in makes for speech-to-text support, making the overall package even more compelling. Simply press the Flame key in the lower right, speak at will, and watch as the keyboard translates that to text on your phone. Apple may have hit one out of the park with Siri, but something tells us the Android camp isn't far behind when it comes to dictation. Have a look at the video below to see how it's done.... Read more...
According to a report from Uncrunched.com, Nuance is planning to acquire Swype. The terms of the deal are still vague, but the report cites a source familiar with the deal as claiming the price tag could be $100 million or more. If you've used one of today's popular Android smartphones, you're probably familiar with Swype. This popular alternative keyboard lets people enter text much more quickly than they can when using a traditional soft keyboard. Swype expects its keyboard to be preloaded on more than 100 million devices worldwide by the end of this year. Nuance has its own predictive text application... Read more...
Swype comes pre-installed on a number of devices, but there are many that were in existence before that started, and ... it doesn't come installed on the stock Android Nexus S (although Pulse and NoLock do, surprisingly). However, it appears the beta is open again. Grab it while you can. Swype allows you to "swipe your finger" from key to key and draw a word. If it can't determine what the word is it will give you a list of words to pick from. Unfortunately, if you try typing with it and assume it is correct, you may end up what some call "Swype-isms" ... mistakes because it predicted the wrong... Read more...
Ever heard of Swype? That's a program on Android that allows mobile users to simply leave their fingertip on the display and move it from point to point in order to input text. It's a radical change from pressing key after key, and it's clearly catching on. Nuance is a company that has been involved with touch input for awhile now, and they're introducing a similar solution for Samsung's Wave II. It's called Continuous Touch, and it's shipping now on the Wave II, Bada 1.2-powered smartphone. The technology allows users to glide their finger from one letter to another in order to spell out words,... Read more...
Run, don't walk, if you want to text faster. On Wednesday, Swype released its slide keyboard to open beta. Until this point, the software keyboard, which allows users to slide from key to key to "draw" a word, was limited to a closed beta, or to a few WM devices, such as the Samsung Omnia 2 and the HTC HD2. It's also pre-loaded on a few Android devices like the Cliq XT. The beta page is here. You'll have to sign up, and be given a link via email to download the Swype beta. Nope, the beta form of the app is not in the Android Market, as Swype apparently wants to keep better control on the beta.... Read more...