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Swype Beta Receives Minor Update to v1.4.5.12537, More Smart Editor Improvements

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This morning, there is a new beta version available for Swype users. In this version, there have been a number of improvements to the Smart Editor, improved keyboard launch times, and fixes related to S-Note users. 

As a note, current beta users should receive the update via OTA over the next 3 days. Here’s the full changelog.

Swype Beta v1.4.5.12537:

  • Implemented a number of Smart Editor improvements and resolved some compatibility issues
  • Improved keyboard launch responsiveness in web browsers
  • Advanced Language Models improved for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Korean
  • Improved logic surrounding Language Downloads
  • S-Note: Resolved some instances where text would be duplicated
  • Plus many more bug fixes and overall enhancements!

Known issues:

  • S-Note: Edit gestures and edit buttons may not work correctly in this app with certain tablets
  • French: Delete key is inconsistent for words that begin with contractions
  • Polaris Office: Sometimes after swyping, the word choice list displays incorrectly.

To get this latest version of Swype, head over to http://beta.swype.com.

Via: Swype

  • Mack

    Ever since 4.2 came out the stock keyboard has been my pick even over swype.

  • Ken Bosse

    I like Kii keyboard, fully customizeable and 95% reliable in its beta stages

  • redbar0n11

    Give me the ability to change my voice input button to Google rather than Dragon, and I’ll be a life-long user… Until then, I guess it’s SwiftKey Flow 🙁

    • Droidzilla

      This x1000. I know Swype has said they won’t do it because the beta is intended to test all aspects of their product, but this really annoys me. Swype makes the better keyboard over stock, but stock voice input is eerily accurate.

  • TheWenger

    How long has Swype been in beta? Gadzooks.

  • Prime7

    Any chance for an APK version of this? I love Swype but hate the installer.

    • Droidzilla

      The installer has gotten a ton better in the last few iterations.

  • James_Kernicky

    I haven’t used this is a long time. Been on swiftkey and nothing ever seems better

  • Tom Z

    I just tried to update on my phone and it requires you to update over WiFi. I wonder why they are doing that. Please let us update over 4g…

    • Droidzilla

      Just updated over mobile myself. It’s in your settings. If you already have mobile data checked, uncheck it and recheck it and try again.

      • Tom Z

        That didn’t work for me… I will have to wait until I’m around WiFi.

  • kervation

    I’ve tried all the other replacement keyboards but I still find that Swype, even with its issues, is still the most reliable for my use.

    • Greyhame

      I tried stock swipe and although it was nice, I feel the same. There are just so many slick swype shortcuts (comma, period, question mark, cut, copy, paste, number pad, editor, CAPS) and I love the ability to just press anywhere on a word and have replacements that I’m actually looking for (vs the horrible guesses on stock).

      The worst bug for me is how the comma swype gets messed up with “.com” after using the keyboard in a browser. But I found that switching from swype keyboard and back corrects it. I wonder if this update will fix that..

      • Greyhame

        I tested it, and yes, it appears to fix that bug. Launch is also MUCH quicker. A great app got better. Can’t ask for more than that!

        • kervation

          My thoughts exactly! You can’t beat the Swype shortcuts, it just makes the whole process fluid. I think that bug was fixed as well

    • Alcestis

      Always loved Swype on my galaxy s4g. Got my new s3 and thought it was broken until I found out it wasn’t “real” Swype. Got the app and I’m loving it again. The s type is horrifically bad at guessing what I’m trying to Swype…..not even remotely close on even the most common words. Thank you SO much for offering this. I am not a tap typer and would go insane doing that. Feel free to send these comments as a “told ye so”to Samsung!!

  • Not sure about anybody else, but I’ve really stepped away from Swype since these betas just suck memory like crazy…

    • Captain_Doug

      Same. Although I went to TouchPal. Swiftkey < Swype < TouchPal.