Swype Now Public Beta

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    Many of us are familiar with Swype keyboard, mainly since it’s the best free solution for quick on screen text input, nevertheless that great software is now available to the public. In recent develop the previously privately tested keyboard is now available to anyone willing to sign up on their website. After signing up you get an email with a link to download the keyboard, and after opening it from your device, you are ready to install and enjoy the near physical keyboard like typing experience.

    The new features available in this beta are as followed:
    In English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, and introducing French and an early, *UNSTABLE* preview release of Chinese Pinyin
    Now includes support for Double-Tap-to-Edit, Cursor Restore, and Voice-to-Text (requires Google Voice Search be included in your system firmware)
    HVGA, WVGA, and WVGA854 Resolutions - don't worry we'll detect this automatically. Sorry, no QVGA
    Limited End User Support - mostly via our forum
    If your phone came pre-installed with Swype: DO NOT download this beta (it won't work)
    So what do you guys think? Isn’t this worth the FREE price tag?

    I have used Swype before and with the new integration with Voice to text, I think it is finally the best keyboard you can have on your Android device.

    Join the party
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    im confused. how is this different with what came with my droid x?
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    Well it's update, and some devices that didn't come with it can now get it.
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    I downloaded and installed on my Droid 1 and it says the version I downloaded isnt for my device and may not work propely.

    Let me just say it doesn't work at all.
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    Which one did you download; Beta Full or Beta English/Spanish??
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    i donwloaded on my DRoid 1 and my phone just kept freezing. i downloaded the FULL im gonna uninstall and try the english/spanish.
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    I downloaded the full 10mb one.
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    I just downloaded and installed this yesterday for my droid 1 and it works just fine.
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    i dl'ed the english/spanish one and it says the same thing :)

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    You only need the english/spanish. I sent this using it. Enjoy its pretty sweet.
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    Its a common issue guys. Check out there forums for help on it. I have the beta on my d1 and it works great!
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    Okay english spanish version works thanks!
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    I downloaded the full version and am using it to type this now. Now my DX buddies aren't so cool anymore haha.

    Keep trying it.

    Sent from my Droid with Swype using DroidForums App
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    Droid x's can get it to it just requires alittle work.
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    I want whatever is on that picture. The swype I have is definitely not the one on the picture.
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    So do I it seems as it will be more actuate havering two peters port key.
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    same here....hopefully someone themes it soon
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    I finally get Swype back on my D1. I lost it some where down the road and then they put it into a closed Beta. Seems to work a lot better than the earlier versions that I have used.
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    There are two reasons why I never use swype longer than half a day at a time. First, I want multitouch in there just for the times I don't feel like swyping. I know this could be done (or at the least have a button I can press to switch between swype mode and multitouch mode). Second, I think it's butt ugly when compared o my sexy Gingerbread keyboard.

    So yeah, I guess I could theme Swype to give it that Gingerbreadish look that I like, but the multtouch feature I probably couldn't implement on my own as I am slow when it comes to working with dex opcodes so if I smali'ed it it would take me a year to get it where I wanted lol.

    I do love how fast it is to swype though and the happy feeling I get when I do :)
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    Installed new beta on my D1 running gingerbread (rebaked v2).

    My issue is the voice search button does not work. Pressing it simply changes to lower case.

    Anybody else try it?