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

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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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