This installation was the fastest it's ever happened. Normally I get the "You already have a version of Swype installed. Please remove and reinstall" message 4-5 times before it installs. Last month I cleared home defaults, powered downed, rebooted and used the stock home with no widgets and it installed fine. This time I merely launched the stock home (via Home Switcher) and pressed the installer. It updated and installed Swype. I liked how it paused to get the license.
I've used Swype for some time and really like it.
I think if your phone came with swype, you can't get these updates. The updates are for the betas, but the swype that comes preloaded isnt a beta. That is my understanding.
Correct...we Beta users are the lab rats. That is why the Beta is closed...but still getting updates. They fix all the bugs they find in the pre-loaded versions on the Droid X and other phones and push it to us for testing before pushing the updates to them.
As for why they never released this to the market....I believe I read somewhere that when they signed the agreements to have this keyboard preloaded by certain manufacturers...they agreed never to release it to the market. I am sure if this is the case...they were handsomely compensated for that sacrifice with a giant check that would take millions of users to pay for the keyboard to equal....and correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think any app has reached a million downloads yet....let alone a paid app.
I've been using swype since the second update of the beta (well technically the first beta b/c it was leaked). I signed up for the beta testing and have been using it as my main keyboard ever since. My one complaint (very small) is that it seems to lose all of the custom words you add to the dictionary when you update from one to another.
dancedroidFinally Swype opened the beta again! Got the email overnight installed this morning and am finally enjoying a released version of Swype:icon_ banana:
I installed the Beta last night, worked great. Got the new Verizon update this AM, now Swype not working. I can use the keys individually like the Android keyboard, but Swyping is not working. Anyone else having this problem?