Updated Nuance Swype Now Available on Google Play

Nuance has released the latest version of its Swype keyboard for Android smartphones and tablets on the Google Play Store.

Swype is a customizable four-in-one keyboard for Android that allows users to glide their finger from one letter to the next to input text, or tap, speak, or handwrite letters, numbers, and symbols. It continuously updates each user's personal language model with words and phrases that are most used and also provides opt-in connected services that lets users get trending words and phrases through crowdsourcing. Swype can also follow a user from one device to another with Backup and Sync.

Swype for Google Play also features:

Expanded Living Language Dialect Support: Swype's Living Language now adds support for more than 20 dialects. For example, for users in Australia, Swype automatically loads local words like lollies (candy), arvo (afternoon), and brekky (breakfast).

Smart Touch: Adjusts to each user's personal input patterns. If a person consistently taps between G and H, but usually wants G, Swype will learn and adapt, so G is selected each time.

Smart Reselect: When a user reselects a word for editing, Swype's Smart Editor technology enables the device to consider the words before and after, allowing for better replacement options.

Dragon Mobile Assistant: Available for Swype users who have both Nuance's Dragon Mobile Assistant and Swype. Gliding fingers from the Swype key to the Dragon Flame provides access to the mobile assistant app for Android. Dragon now features proactive assistant and location sharing capabilities, allowing users to find and meet up with friends, get automatically dialed into conference calls, and hear text messages read aloud as they come in.

New Keyboard Themes: Swype now has 13 keyboard themes with the addition of Nuance's Holo and Artic designs.

Some items are opt-in connected features and are not required to use the Swype. They include crowd-sourced updates (living language dialect support), hot words, backup and sync, and Dragon Dictation.

Swype is available for download for 99 cents for a limited time. A 30-day free trial is also available.

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