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Swype Beta Updated, Bug Fixes and New Installer (Updated)

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.

Cheers Jimmy!

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