The de-facto swiping keyboard for Android, Swype, has released its first major update after being acquired by Nuance. The new update brings a bunch of new and welcome changes including a fresh new look, a a “living learning keyboard, Swiftkey like next word prediction, and default dictionary editing.
The new update of Swype will provide its users with 4 different ways to type now. Along with the usual enhanced swype mode, there is now a Swiftkey like typing mode where the keyboard also learns the user’s typing style by reading his SMSs, emails etc., a Dragon button for voice input, Nuance’s XT9 keyboard and handwriting support. Probably one of the most welcomed addition is the ability to edit Swype’s default dictionary.
Since this is the beta version, Swype has made sure that users can use this new version along side the old version. The new Swype beta is only available for users who had previously signed up for Swype’s beta program.