Swype beta gets Updated

We all love swype, and we know that you guys do too! So here’s a quick heads up, just in case you haven’t checked your mail,

because it turns out Swype beta has been updated. It seems the current beta will disappear in a couple of days, so you will have to download the new beta.

The guys over at Android Central have a full changelog for the new version of Swype, which includes a whole lotta bugfixes.

Here  we go:

  • Added German and Portuguese languages
  • Added the auto-space suppression short-cut gesture: Swype from the spacebar to backspace
  • Added the quick language switch short-cut gesture: Swype from the Swype Key to the Q key
  • Improved the word prediction algorithm to provide better support for additional languages
  • Improved handling of several gesture collisions, including want/wasn’t, to/too and others
  • The Android IME no longer sometimes hangs/crashes when Swype scrapes the user’s address book for dictionary entries
  • Tips and help menus now accessible when a password field is active
  • Backspace now works in applications which use raw key input instead of an editable text field (e.g. terminal emulator)
  • The single character “i” is no longer incorrectly auto-capitalized in non-English languages (reported by many of you!)
  • Tons of other minor bug-fixes, including many device-specific issues

You’ll have to completely remove the old swype files from your phone before you do that.

Some important links for you guys:

DOWNLOAD – HERE (To be done from your phone browser)



If your phone came with swype pre-installed, you don’t have to do anything. This update is only for the Swype Beta users.

In case you’ve got the latest beta and you’ve found more changes, etc, do let us know by commenting below. Or catch us on twitter, we’re @myportableworld. And do visit our Facebook Page.

Source: AndroidCentral

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