Leaked: Swype For Android Beta Unofficially Available For Motorola Droid

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    I downloaded this and installed it... it's freaking amazing. I almost think I don't need the physical keyboard anymore which I'm stunned by.

    Here is the link to get it and the instructions on how to install it (which we already pretty much know :))

    Leaked: Swype For Android Beta Unofficially Available For Motorola Droid

    When Swype was nice enough to give us the world’s first hands-on with their ultra-nifty alternative keyboard on the Android platform, I wasn’t about to leak the installation files. It’s just not my style. Now that someone else has gone and leaked them, though, I’m more or less obligated to show you how to get it up and running. I tell you, folks — this blogging thing is one endless inner conflict.

    After coming up with an awesome name for their blog, the guys over at DroidMuff.in got their hands on a beta copy of Swype for Android and uploaded it for all to share. This specific installer won’t work on every Android handset — in fact, it won’t work on most. This one’s tailored to work with WVGA phones, so it’ll work fine on the likes of the Moto Droid and the Xperia X3, but not the Droid Eris or HTC Hero.
    If you’re ready to dive in, here’s how to get it done:

    1. Download and install the Astro file manager from the Android Marketplace
    2. Download this zip file
    3. Unzip that file, which will give you a file called “[mfhs]Swype-SwypeReference-WVGA854-trial-release.0.35.3959.apk”
    4. Copy the APK file to your handset’s SD card
    5. On your Android handset, go to Settings > Applications > and check the box next to Unknown Sources
    6. Use Astro to browse for the apk file on your SD card, install it.
    7. Go to Settings > Language and Keyboard. Enable the Swype keyboard.
    8. You should now be able to switch between the standard keyboard and the Swype keyboard by tapping-and-holding on any text input field.
    9. Enjoy!:icon_ banana:
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    I just typed an email to someone using Swype... and its fast as hell. Now what do I do since I don't need the keyboard... buy a Nexus One? BAH!

    If you can touch type without looking you can type on the touchscreen as fast or faster than the physical keyboard. The word suggestions are mark on and the code is written about as well as anything I've seen.

    The article says this won't be released on existing phones just OEM stuff so I suggest you get it ASAP.
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    ~closed~

    the original thread has been postet, please continue there!
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