The Swype team snuck in an update this week to their beta program and it’s actually pretty major. They have finally fulfilled the number 1 request from their users with the addition of Voice-to-Text. See that cute little microphone button pictured above? Well there you go my friends. Just in time for the holidays.
Oh, they also tossed in this really sweet double-tap-to-edit option (apparently old as well). If you see an incorrect word, you can simply double tap on it to bring up a menu of word choices. Awesome, right?
Update: Some people are claiming to have seen these new features in previous releases. This is definitely supposed to be an updated build as of 12/3/10, so maybe it’s just a bug fixer? Our Swype update on 11/11 definitely didn’t include these features.
Update 2: And we’re idiots. I guess this was in the previous version.
Update 3: Looks like a bug fixer and a new installer…that’s it. Moving on!
To download the new installer visit: http://beta.swype.com/android/get
Tip: If you run into an error while installing, this post may help fix it.