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Swype beta updates, no longer requires registration

Swype fans have reason to rejoice, as the popular keyboard for Android has just been updated to version 1.4 – and along with that, it now supports a “living language” crowd sourced dictionary. This feature was only recently introduced in competing keyboards, so it’s nice to see it added to Swype beta, as well. Basically, it works by identifying trending words that aren’t in the regular dictionary (like gangnam style), and automatically matching them to your swypes as you type words. So far, this feature is supported in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Swype has done away with user account requirements, which means you no longer have to register and login online in order to download the latest Swype beta version. This won’t affect online backup and sync of personal dictionaries,  but it is nonetheless great to see this opened up to a wider audience.

Finally, there are some other updates as well, mainly squashing some punctuation and highlighting bugs, and a few other miscellaneous fixes and enhancements. You can check out the full changelog, as well as download the app for yourself, at the link below.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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5 thoughts on “Swype beta updates, no longer requires registration

  • Avatar of Stormprobe

    I wonder why it isn’t on the Google Play store?

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  • Avatar of Terrance

    It’s Telling MeThat I’m Not On An Android Phone. Evo4G LTE. Do You Know That Would Happen?

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  • About damn time. I hated having to sign in just to update. I also hated swype not working if it discovered an update and you didn’t install in 10 seconds.
    I’m fine with updating when there is a new version out, but sometimes data connections suck and you can’t get it in a timely manner.

    Also you probably need to root and uninstall swype that is preinstalled to install the new version.

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    • Avatar of Samy Farrow

      A couple of releases ago they fixed that so that you could install beta alongside the preinstalled Swype

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  • Avatar of George Parrish

    I didn’t uninstall the one that came on the phone and the Beta is working fine.

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