Swype, the very popular third-party keyboard developed by Nuance, which is still in its beta testing phase for Android, has recently been updated yet again, this time, adding advanced language models for Hindi and Belgian Dutch, along with a host of other changes.
With the use of advanced language models, which is a “super aggressive” word completion tool, along with context and word prediction algorithms, a word choice list will be populated right of the bat, making typing that much faster and more accurate.
The complete change log introduced with the update, which takes the version 1.4.9, include -
- Responsiveness for tap input improved for all languages
- Improved overall Smart Editor behavior and some bug fixes
- Fixed a Gingerbread crash that occurred when rotating the device to landscape mode
- Fixed miscellaneous crashes reported by the beta community
- Fixed an issue where default Android voice input icon displayed instead of Dragon logo
- Changed subtype text in notification drawer to be more accurate
- Word Choice List behavior improved in Polaris Office
- Other bug fixes and improvements
- Advanced Language Models introduced for Hindi and Belgian Dutch
Because the current version of Swype is still beta, it’s not available for download from the Google Play Store. If you want to try out Swype, you can download it directly from the website here from your Android device browser. All existing Swype users will be receiving the update within the next 72 hours.
If you’ve tried out the latest beta version of Swype, do share your experiences in the comments section below.