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Swype update adds emoji keyboard, number prediction, and Star Trek themes
Here is a full list of the major changes with the new update:
- Swype has been working on their prediction technology and that shines through a bit in this update. The keyboard now has enhanced phrase prediction and will offer up multiple words at once to try to help you complete sentences.
- Swype makes up for the lack of a number row by predicting numbers as you type. For instance, if you type out a number in letters, the keyboard will let you convert them to numbers very quickly using the prediction bar. This also works with symbols so typing “ejqp” will bring up a suggestion for 3:10 while “swpp” will just suggest $200.
- Chinese language support is getting a boost. Nuance has announced that the Chinese language will use cloud-based predictions to offer up more “sophisticated and robust” language models. If you use this in Chinese, that means your predictions will get much better.
- They have also included 19 Star Trek themes for more personalization and customization. The themes range from $0.99 to $1.99 as in-app purchases and there theme bundles that will go for $2.99.
The Star Wars themes appear to be tastefully done in most cases and fans of the series should get a kick out of the available themes. It’s a good update and one that gives the aging keyboard a bit more flair.
Swype is currently going for $0.99 in the Google Play Store. If you want to try it out with the new update and themes, click the button below to get started!