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Swype Beta To Receive Updated Version This Week, Lacks New Skin

If all you Swypers have been waiting for an update to your keyboards, then start checking your Swype Installer this week. Word from Swype HQ is that updates will begin rolling out soon (hopefully tomorrow), and it will bring your Swype version to the same that runs on Sprint’s Nexus S 4G. Unfortunately, it is said to lack the black sexy skin that Sprint’s version rocks so well.

Thankfully, we have an unofficial word from an official member of Swype’s team that everything in these updates will soon be leaning towards custom skinning ability. Why this has been such a hard thing for them to implement beats us, but later is better than never. No word on official changelog yet, but once we get the press release, we will be sure to post it.

Everyone still rocking Swype, or have you moved on to bigger and better things? Let us know.

Via: Android Police

  • Anonymous

    A question at the end of the article?  Phil Villareal, is that you?

  • Rysdwn

    still using swype, its the best input method are there and faster. will never stop using it.

  • I’m personally into using SwiftKey. 
    The predictions are amazing. But maybe I should give Swype another shot! 

  • Ritesh Tripathy

    Moved on to TouchPal Curve. Way better accuracy and their correction and prediction is just a country mile ahead of anything else. Will wait to see if the new Swype can beat that.

  • I just paíd $22.85 for an íPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, Centb.côm

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  • I wish moto would change the dam name of there swype so we can get the newest version on our own update are to dam slow and I hate there theme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • no swype love on htc thunderbolt

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  • Anonymous

    still using swype, don’t plan on ever stopping.

  • Wow Swype is STILL in beta?  Hasn’t it been over a year?  I moved to Flex-T9, and never thought about leaving for anything else.  I can’t believe it’s still a beta.  I figured it would at least be out in stable versions by now.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Uh, it is. Various phones have the stable releases preinstalled. Like any software, they release betas to widespread users to test for bugs that their in-house testing may not catch. 

      • Guest

        ah yes. like any software… remember back when Angry Birds was released? Remember the Angry Birds Beta? … Yeah neither do I. placing a title of beta on a piece of software makes me think that Swype is too cheap to invest time and money into testing their software.

        Other than the fact that it’s still in “beta”, which at this point i don’t even know what that means since every time i’ve used it has always been VERY stable, I hate how I have to install an installer to install swype.

  • Englilish Paper

    Does anyone know.of.a way to retrieve or reset the password? I Don’t seem to be able to login.

    • katie

      Go to swype.com and i think you have to email them through there (brian) but theyre good about helping. with the new release it might take him a few days though

  • PyroHoltz

    Very glad my D3 came w/ swype preinstalled for quick replies when I don’t want to bust out the full keyboard.

  • skaguyy

    it’d be nice if it worked nicely with droid x runing miui

  • Anonymous

    Default Gingerbread keyboard on CM7 on my Thunderbolt works the best for me

  • JConfidence

    I’ve tried all the others, and I just keep coming back. While swype has some issues, it’s very user friendly and easy to type with one hand which is why I like best.

  • Eric Shehadi

    Ugh, is there anyway to update it on the Droid X other than waiting for Motorola to freaking update the thing?

    • Ozzzmosis

      can you uninstall then re-install the beta?

      • Yes. I’m pretty sure you’ll need root access, but after that you just need to know what files to rip out lol. I think G. Paul U.’s link provided above has the details.

      • Anonymous

        I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
        Here is the website we use to get it all from : http://BidsBit.com

  • Echonaut

    I can’t get away from SwiftKey, no how hard I try.

    My DroidX is running CM7 now, though, so it’s not so easy to get Swype up and running, but part of me wants to go back.

    • Ozzzmosis

      mine runs swype just fine…the old version and this new version 

  • Ronanderson177


    • EC8CH

      welcome to the party pal!

      • Ronanderson177

        There was none when I wrote it. Just call me “bionic”

        • Ronanderson177

          Actually it should been 2nd

  • Josh Phillips

    On my tablet, I use Thumb Keyboard.  On my phone, I use swype…

  • Josh Phillips

    On my tablet, I use Thumb Keyboard.  On my phone, I use swype…

  • Anonymous

    left swype for swiftkey X and couldn’t be happier

  • EC8CH

    sometimes i reinstall it after jumping roms… sometimes i don’t

    I hate the placement of their numbers as secondary keys though.

    • Christopher Heuer

      ^ This. I find myself just using the default Gingerbread keyboard nowadays.

      • EC8CH

        GB keyboard is nice… especially the themed version in Project Elite.

    • EC8CH

      now that I look at that skin pic… it looks like they fixed the number placement.

      Is that the case on the non-skinned version as well… if so it may be time to reinstall 🙂