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New Swype Available For BETA Users

Were you lucky enough to be one of our many winners for all of our previous Swype contests? Got even more lucky to somehow land yourself into one of the unfilled spots on their primary lists? Remember we leaked there was a update coming? Well the time has come once again for Swype to upgrade. Some much requested features are now available. Speech to Text, Double Tap to Edit, and even some more accuracy issues.

But this also touches another subject that I will hopefully have the chance to touch basis with soon here at Droid-Life. Updates – Whether they be for ROMs, apps, or software in general. Some seem to update constantly, and some quite seldomnly. I am always confused when people say they can’t stand the constant updating. Don’t you want your apps to work correctly? But that’s for a later date.

If you’re on the BETA team for Swype, go get some!

Users with access to the beta can begin downloading the update immediately by pointing their device’s browser tohttp://beta.swype.com/android/get

Check the whole forum post here:  Swype Forums.

Keep it coming Swype!

-Tim-o-tato

  • Ericbell19050
  • Jawshua

    Do the people that have Swype on their DROIDX ever get an update? I mean if we have it why shouldn't we get updates for it? Or since we have it already can we download the update from the website? I'm confused?

  • KevDog

    How do I get on the beta list for swype? Thanks

  • ryanallaire

    Look for Brian Resnik's response if you are having issues

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    I finally got around to installing this today, but Swype force closes immediately after installation, and if I choose it as the input method, it force closes right away. Any ideas?

  • Bhain3s

    Swype gggggrreat update! Siheeeeek! Back to my miui themed swype

  • Rich

    anyone else keep getting a force close? after it finishes the install i click done then it give me a force close everytime..

  • Doolidg

    I had trouble the first time..then went to mng apps..swype..clear data..then uninstalled it… I re downloaded the installer again and ran it again went to settings… keyboard enabled swype again and it works great now…the accuracy seems to be better…the voice to text works good…nice update guys….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615125234 Jack Doyle

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    Thankfully Motorola pre-installed it with the rest of their bloatware so we get to continue using the old version for the life of the phone.

    <end sarcasm=””></end></begin>

  • brando56894

    Its being a pain in the ass for me, it either errors during install or right after I swipe I get “this program is associated with another device” or something like that and then it tells me it will run with limited functionality. Ive tried everything I cant think of, maybe it just doesnt like CM6 N178

  • http://neatchee.myopenid.com/ Brian Resnik

    Brian Resnik, Community Relations Specialist and Beta Administrator for Swype here…

    For anyone getting the “Configured for another device” error, please make sure that when you hit “Done” after Swype finishes installing, you wait for the “Enable Swype” window to appear.

    DO NOT press the “back” button when you see the “Start Download” button again. The license file is being generated at the time, and exiting the installer will kill the license download.

    • Kelly

      tried that, don't go back to the start download screen, got an error message from the installer saying swype was already installed

  • Salt60

    Tried downloading and installing 6 times.
    First I get an error message saying there is a “parsing error”
    When I finally get it to download i get the error message “already installed. Please uninstall”.
    I have cleared all data and downloads and still doesn't work
    I wish I never got rid of the “old swype” cause now I have none.

  • Skyskioc

    Wooooooo hooooooooo got my update sweet………

  • MattInPDX

    How ironic, I just loaded the new FRG83 and re-downloaded Swype…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705034 Jeff Simpson

    Broken installer, just like every other time I've upgraded. COME ON SWYPE!

    I can see the mic button this time, at least. I just can't SWYPE

    “The Swype package you installed is configured for another device and will operate with limited functionality. Please contact Swype about this issue.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    i'm confused about the whole speech to text thing, i've had the google mic button on my swype for ages (and used it) on my Dx, do you mean text to speech?

  • Bensnake82

    its says am e-mail password is wrong but its right cuse they sent me the email when I first signed ,HELP

  • Jabre

    I keep getting an “out of space” error… even though I have 34MB free internal space… What the hell man!

    • http://twitter.com/DailyPlunge Michael Henshaw

      I had to install some stuff. This version is larger and they now recommend leaving the installer installed.

  • thatsINCREDIBLE

    so why is this STILL in beta? and why is it limited? why not just release it and do updates like everyone else? I'd pay for it. this sucks.

  • thatsINCREDIBLE

    so why is this STILL in beta? and why is it limited? why not just release it and do updates like everyone else? I'd pay for it. this sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pkmn760 David Cohen
    • briderx

      Gross..

    • Pope Wilson

      Yeah.. a BJ's a bit much .. maybe offer to pay for a lap-dance or something :)

  • villian1998

    I'm disappointed that I will loose my themed swype but super excited for the voice to text… FINALLY!!

  • Mth2134

    Works wonderfully. Noticed accuracy is better right away.

  • BAoxymoron

    any chance the temed version's will be released again… because I much prefer the red droiddoes one over the og swype… oh and I'm not on the beta so yeah….

  • playball04

    Gee, another beta release… It's like their 20th beta release. Just release it already and then issue patches/updates.

  • Haztv

    Am I the only one having a problem with this? It downloads and installs but when I apply swype n try to swype it gives me that this version of swype is for another phone message and doesn't work?? What gives I've been on the beta since day 1 and I'm on the og droid 1… any ideas?

    • C Mca15

      same…WTF!!??

    • Kelly

      Same here!!!!! Going back to my red themed one from earlier. I’m so mad, i really wanted the voice button! I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling with no luck! D1 CM 6.1 RC3

    • JDub429

      Same

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/JB-Hall/552631723 JB Hall

      Same here. D1, LithiumMod

    • Snaga

      make sure after the install is done and you click the done button, that you wait for the activate swype screen to come up. Do not click away from the “start download” screen that you may be seeing after the install is over. The install actually isn’t quite done, not until you see the activate swype screen.

  • Haztv

    Am I the only one having a problem with this? It downloads and installs but when I apply swype n try to swype it gives me that this version of swype is for another phone message and doesn't work?? What gives I've been on the beta since day 1 and I'm on the og droid 1… any ideas?

    • Isaac

      just login to your account on http://beta.swype.com/ and have them resend you and invite for the newest version….this allows you to install it correctly and have it activate

      • Jem Harris

        Having the exact same problem and I uninstalled everything and had them resend me the invite, but still no luck. Did they mess something up or what is going on?

        • Kelly

          Same here, running CM 6.1 RC3 on my D1

        • Brandon Tosch

          Same problem for me. Running BBv5. What ROM are you on?

    • Jefbystereo

      I had this problem before. Supposedly it can happen when you are low on ram during installation. Try killing a bunch of tasks right before installing. From first hand experience, it worked for me.

    • PatriotVirus

      Ya I get the same thing when trying to use swype :( Possible because we are rooted?

      • Kendal

        I don't think it's because you are rooted, I'm having the same problem and I'm not rooted. Uninstalling and trying again…

        • http://neatchee.myopenid.com/ Brian Resnik

          Brian Resnik, Community Relations Specialist and Beta Administrator for Swype here…

          For anyone getting the “Configured for another device” error, please make sure that when you hit “Done” after Swype finishes installing, you wait for the “Enable Swype” window to appear.

          DO NOT press the “back” button when you see the “Start Download” button again. The license file is being generated at the time, and exiting the installer will kill the license download.

        • PatriotVirus
    • sh0ebox

      For anyone who is having troubles installing the update, try this (it worked fine for me):

      1. Make sure Swype and SwypeInstaller are both INSTALLED (even if showing errors when trying to use)
      2. Go to Settings -> Language & Keyboard and UNCHECK Swype.
      3. Go to Settings -> Applications -> Swype Press CLEAR DATA. Then press UNINSTALL.
      4. Go to Settings -> Applications -> SwypeInstaller Press CLEAR DATA. Then press UNINSTALL.
      5. Delete everything from the download directory on my SDcard
      6. Force Stop every process I can without making the system unusable in Settings -> Applications -> Running (tab)
      7. Install the update.

      Taken directly from the Swype forum's troubleshooting sticky.

      • Brandon Tosch

        This fixed it for me. Thank you sir.

      • EC8CH

        Went through that troubleshooting method 5 times and I still get the limited functionality message….

        grrrr, Swype

        • http://neatchee.myopenid.com/ Brian Resnik

          Brian Resnik, Community Relations Specialist and Beta Administrator for Swype here…

          For anyone getting the “Configured for another device” error, please make sure that when you hit “Done” after Swype finishes installing, you wait for the “Enable Swype” window to appear.

          DO NOT press the “back” button when you see the “Start Download” button again. The license file is being generated at the time, and exiting the installer will kill the license download.

          • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.bell.jr Sam Bell

            This should be brought up with the programmers of the installer. As made apparent by the many responses here of errors, this goes against our natural usage to wait at a previous screen while something goes on in the background.

          • Kelly

            tried all of these things, no dice :( the one time I at least didn’t get the error message, but it didn’t work when I swyped, the blue box around the edges just lit up. Then I tried reinstalling again and got the error message again, grrrrr frustrated, went back to a previous version

          • dblj

            I had problems a while back, I figured out thru trial and error that before installing a “new” version, you have to delete the version you have and the installer, reboot your phone, then install the new one from their site. After that you should be good to go. I don’t know about the colored keyboards though, I haven’t run one of those in a long time.

          • EC8CH

            Thanks… That was my problem

          • Jbw

            Yeah… this needs to be noted. Nobody would naturally think to wait at that screen.

          • Jclemm5445

            thanks brian!

        • http://twitter.com/DailyPlunge Michael Henshaw

          I had to uninstall both and reboot the phone. Then it worked.

      • PatriotVirus

        This method worked for me!! Thank you!

      • Kiwa25

        Thanks…. this worked for me on my Dinc

      • http://bit.ly/9q5tuE Almighty1

        This method worked in the older version but not this one… What I did after step 5 was reboot and then did step 6 and also killed all unnecessary running services as well. Then proceeded with the install by first going to the link for the Swype Installer which did the start download and then the install which completed except instead of getting the activate swype screen, I get the Download package failed, swype is already installed. Uninstall and reinstall and I repeated the same process with no luck.

      • Haztv

        Preciate it worked immediately… followed the steps to the t except I rebooted my phone after the uninstall then force stopped every widget and non essential service/app…

  • The350zWolf

    I installed the red themed beta swype on my droid and love it but I'm stuck with the crappy official one on my droid2. Tried installing the one themed for the droidx on my droid2 but then got stuck at the m. Fortunately I had a previous backup and reflashed (Thanks Koush!). I'm in the process to see if I can deodex my droid 2 rom and see if I can install the beta floating around in the wild. I really want to go with the beta, can't stand the official ver 1. Anyone walked through this path yet?

  • Aaron Vail

    Where can I find a download for it??? I'm not on the beta list

  • http://twitter.com/TxAggieMichael Michael Johnson

    Any way to install this update for the Droid X? I have a Swype Beta account from my G1 days, and I'd really like to update Swype for my DX, but if I try, it just complains that it's already installed…

    • Isaac

      same on droid 1

      • Isaac

        actually just login to your account on http://beta.swype.com/ and have them resend you and invite for the newest version….this allows you to install it correctly and have it activate

        • http://twitter.com/TxAggieMichael Michael Johnson

          No, it won't install because the Droid X already has it installed…

          When I try to run the “Swype Installer” app, it says “Download of the package failed: Swype is already isntalled. Please uninstall and try again.”

          But I can't uninstall it.

          • villian1998

            You have to have Root access and completely uninstall all of swype for it to work

          • http://twitter.com/TxAggieMichael Michael Johnson

            So, I rooted my X, uninstalled the pre-installed Swype, and tried installing the beta. It installed, but continuously force-closed. Also, now the backup of the original I made with Titanium seems to have disappeared. I think I just f***ed myself over… :-(

  • Rswinkleman

    Hopefully this makes *big* fixes to the accuracy. I swear, this last version of Skype has given me some of the weirdest words when I type stuff. Stuff that doesn't even make sense relative to the keys I swiped (Swyped?).

    That being said, I have no problems with updates. I too love them and check the Market several times a day for any new app updates.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Probably because you can't use Skype to type stuff ;)

      • Rswinkleman

        Lol, I meant Swype ;-)

  • Ryan

    still no voice to text button? useless

    • Bob

      There is a voice to text button in the new beta. So, useful now.

      • Kelly

        Mine had it, though I could not get it to function as others have also reported above

    • http://twitter.com/bishless Daniel Bishop

      Can you really call a software keyboard (that functions as a keyboard) that doesn’t offer speech-to-text ‘useless’?

    • bob

      Try reading.

    • Charlie

      No faith! Geez! So it may not be in the “pretty picture” Michael_NM uses as a reference, but…
      a) the words are there!
      b) the mic and voice to text are in fact there.
      c) download & install the update and you’ll see it!

      … who/what is useless??

    • Michael_NM

      Do you see all those words under the pretty picture? :P

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        You are my fave <3

        • Michael_NM

          <3 Back at ya brotato!

          I'm looking forward to you touching “basis” on the update complaints. ;-) I've got a rant queued-up for that discussion… Here's a preview: Quit complaining… :P

          • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

            100% agreement….

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

            my Dx has had the voice to text button since I got it with swype, is that only a problem for some models?

  • Josh

    voice to text button? Finally. I can't wait for a cracked verison :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

    First

    • Michael_NM

      You win unlimited use of the letter Y. :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

        o_O …………………………… ^_^