This morning, Nuance announced a new feature for its Swype Beta keyboard on Android called Living Language. If users choose to opt-in, this new technology, Swype’s dictionary will learn in real-time, by enabling crowd-sourced up-to-date words and phrases to appear as options while typing. You’ll begin to see trending words and phrases that other Swypers have been using regularly.
Along with Living Language, Swype also includes a feature called Smart Editor, which analyzes entire sentences, flagging potential errors that you may not have noticed.
To get this latest version of Swype, head over to http://beta.swype.com. (more…)
A new Swiftkey Flow beta was just released to the public as version 188.8.131.52. It includes a bunch of performance fixes, allows flowing on tablets in landscape, takes care of memory leaks, improves battery usage, and more. This is the first major update to Flow after its initial launch, so the Swiftkey team was quick to point out that they are still working through a pretty solid bug list.
We’ve included the changelog, a “things to be aware of” section, and the known issues list from Swiftkey.
Hit up the break and download it to your phone or tablet! (more…)
The Android Foundry has posted up yet another new Android-inspired winter wallpaper to help your phone live out any snow-filled fantasies it may have. Thanks to the winter storm that blanketed much of the central U.S. before taking on the east coast, this is also very fitting, in a cold, dark, manner.
Android snowball fight!
Via: Android Foundry (full resolutions)
The holidays are upon us, so make sure your Android device or desktop is representing well. Thanks to @deadzebra (Andrew Bell), we have this holiday-themed Bugdroid wallpaper in a variety of resolutions to help you get there. To grab the one that best meets your needs, hit up the source link below.
Via: Android Foundry
Swiftkey Flow beta is now available to everyone! The gesture or Swype-style version of Swiftkey’s keyboard, brings a few new tricks to the table that others have yet to fully or even think about implementing. First, it predicts on the fly, so that you can see for yourself what word you are attempting to type. But beyond that, Flow allows you to write out entire sentences without lifting your finger, simply by dropping down to the spacebar in between words. So far, it seems like a fantastic update, once you get used to it. (more…)
Late last night, the development team at XBMC released the second beta for their application that brings a lot of bug fixes, and console controller support. For anyone using an Xbox 360, you can now use your controller to control the application, which is sweet. To top it off, they have fixed some audio issues, along with some other bugs that users submitted from the first beta.
The download link is below, so try it out and let the team know how it is.
The Android 4.2.1 update that started rolling out to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 has also started popping up on Nexus 7 devices. If you want to manually download, you can grab the file directly from Google, below. To flash, install via custom recovery, use “adb sideload <filename>” from stock recovery, or try the Google Services Framework trick.
Download: Nexus 7 (JOP40D) | Nexus 7 HSPA+
A new version of the Goole Play store popped up this weekend as version 3.10.9. It’s a fairly minor upgrade, but it does introduce a couple of new things. First, when installing an app, you are redirected to a new app page that confirms your app will be downloaded and installed. It also recommends other apps that you may enjoy. Second, you can now remove items from your Wishlist. And that’s that. (more…)