Swype is without a doubt one of the most used alternative keyboards in Android. It is a keyboard that has made typing much faster than it is possible on the normal qwerty keyboard. You do not have to raise your fingers when you type using Swype and you make patterns that really reduce the time of typing. Swype has come a long way since it was announced initially as an experiment. Evidently it has been a massive hit and undergone a lot of updates. It is now in fact available as one of the alternate keyboards right out of the box in smartphones such as the Sony Xperia and Galaxy SIII. However, swype has just got a little bit more friendly.
Nuance, the developer of Swype has announced some amazing changes to the already fantastic application. The Swype keyboard would now be able to make word predictions even more accurately. One of the features is the integration of Social networks, text messages and emails that would pick the words that you use often and make typing even quicker. The users would also be able to sync their personal dictionaries across various devices and you can also download new languages right from the keyboard itself.
Dragn Dictation is another feature that is included which lets you dictate if you do not wish to type things along. The developers have also promised to add a history based prediction which would make things even easier. Here is exactly the press release for those of you who want to know all the detailed new features:
Swype’s New Living, Learning Keyboard Gets Smarter Every Time You Use It
Burlington, Mass. – June 20, 2012 – Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the next-generation Swype keyboard, a four-in-one keyboard that is a revolutionary step forward in the way people communicate and input text on their mobile devices. Swype now combines touch and voice input with unique adaptive capabilities to understand users’ preferences over time – becoming smarter and more personalized every time they swype, speak, tap and write.
Staying connected has never been more exciting as Swype provides consumers with more choice in how they input text, and now interprets a user’s personal language style – ultimately providing an amazingly fast, flexible, and accurate experience. New features include:
· Next Word Prediction: Swype’s next word prediction is amazingly intelligent as Nuance has integrated capabilities from its renowned XT9 portfolio. Swype gets smarter based on historical usage, so prediction becomes more accurate with each use.
· Voice-Text Dictionary Syncing: Swype now includes a personal dictionary. Every new word a user enters on the keyboard gets added to their personal dictionary for speech and text, and you can even have Swype learn from emails, texts and posts. These updates are then mapped into Swype’s unified language model, so people can immediately speak or write that same word no matter how unique or specialized.
· Language Downloads: Swypers everywhere can communicate in any language they speak, as Swype now supports the download of over 55 languages right from the device.
· Four-in-One Keyboard: Swype now delivers a four input modalities in one keyboard. People can swype from letter to letter; type rapidly with predictive text input powered by XT9; speak their text naturally through a fully integrated Dragon button; or, simply write letters, words and symbols using their fingertip. Further, users can switch back and forth between modalities on the fly – providing the ultimate in keyboard personalization.
“People use their keyboards every day in every way – so input needs to be fast and simple,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “The new Swype living, learning keyboard ushers in a new era of input, where the keyboard adapts to the users’ unique way of communicating every time they swype, speak, tap or write.”
You can also try out the new Beta version from the official site of Swype here.