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Swype is coming to Android!!!

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by Martin030908, Feb 14, 2010.

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    T-Mobile exclusively for now unfortunately.

    I'm a bad boy. Close this thread :(

    First Android device being shipped with Swype pre-installed on T-Mobile.
    Here's an article mentioning Swype being OEM on a launched device. :)
    New version of the myTouch 3G now listed on T-Mobile's Web site | Android Central

    Appears T-Mobile may be partnered.... T-Mobile Partners With Swype, Will Be Featured on Several Touchscreens Unwired View

    Swype is going OEM, not just Android... but Android is part of it.
    Swype Coming to More Phones, More Platforms (Phone Scoop)

    Swype keyboard coming to Android in 2010 – Android and Me (older article.... as I did overlook the time stamp, and someone did point out :))


    So it appears it's a T-Mobile exclusive for now. Sorry for any confusion. And thanks R1Lover for clarifying.


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    Oh this awesome!! :icon_ banana:

    Finally REAL Swype!!!! The one we got now is pretty good actually, but to have a real Android version is pretty sweet news!!

    Thanks Martin! :)
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    I've had it on my phone as my default keyboard for what seems like a long time. I have no issues with it so it will be interesting to see what their "ready for release" version will be like.
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    Did you actually read those links? It says nothing about swype officially coming to the droid... Sywpe has been on the omnia II for a while now, and it's going to be on a my touch 3g too. All it says is sywpe will be on a new android phone in 2010. lol

    But this has nothing to do with the Droid. Sorry but false news is bad imo... lol
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    Very nice. I wonder how much it is going to be.
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    Did you read the links?

    TechCrunch is reporting that Swype will be coming to Android in 2010. Swype was created by the inventor of the T9 predictive typing system used on most feature phones today (but sorely missing from the default Android soft keyboard).

    Take up your gripe with Techcrunch not me.
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    I edited the title and first post to try and make it less 'concrete'.
    Better? :)
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    Yes I did, read the tech crunch link please (that is also dated november of 2009). :) Sorry I'm just not a fan of spreading false information... it goes so fast and so far these days.
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    I don't see really any positive news from there, no more than I see that Java VM people saying they are going to improve speed with their VM. For all we know Swype sold their product to OEM distribution of new phones.
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    The British are coming!














    just kidding....lighten up:)
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    I added some more, you can apologize after reading. Merely stating it's coming OEM to Android. Not saying other platforms won't have it.

    ** came off kind of d*ckish myself here. Wanted to apologize R1.
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    The thread was created to point out that an Android device is in fact shipping with Swype OEM.

    I provided an update to the first post to substantiate that claim. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Here is the official press release concerning this if anyone is interested.

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    TMobile...MEH

    Actually this is probably BAD news for Droid owners. If Swype got OEM contracts from TMobile/HTC you will most likely NEVER see an app come out or have it come on a Moto/VZW device. A bummer considering Shapewriter is crap since the last update (which hopefully they plan to fix).

    Just my take on it.
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    To the gallows with you. :icon_ devil:
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    Sorry Martin but I don't see how this is really 'news'.... we already knew Swype was working on an Android version (thus the beta we are all running) and we already knew that they were going the OEM route...

    So if figures that it would come on a device at some point. So far Motorola has not signed a contract with Swype (and likely won't as Moto generally does NOT outsource/pay for such things) this doesn't do much for us Droid owners. Now Eris owners, that a different story.

    But then it will be nice for the devs to have an 'official' release to rip and include in their Droid ROMs:icon_ devil: but expect it to be hidden and hard to find (the apk) Swype has done a good job of keeping track of devs using their apk and asking them to remove/not include it in their cooked ROMs (not that this really means much, M$ does the same with Voice Command on WM :wink:) :icon_ devil:.
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    I jumped the gun on the thread, yes. And it is only T-Mobile that's offering Swype.
    Sorry I got excited. I'll accept the blame... the shame... and the spanking.

    Kill me and this thread :icon_eek:
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    Poor Martin. I love you anyhow bro. Even if you ARE a Bruins fan.
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    dang martin...i'm on your side.this sucks.why does everyone have to pounce and debunk a post?:icon_eek:
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    You don't have to be on his side just to make him feel better, it's ok. Help us bash him. :icon_ devil:


    PS - You do realize that we (or at least I) am just giving him a hard time out of fun, right?