Swype for Android

Judging from all the e-mails we just got -- including one from Swype that says we were accepted into the beta program -- it looks like a new round of Swype invites has gone out. Trust us, folks, it's a much better track to be on than having to deal with the hacked (and pirated) versions out there. So congrats, everyone! [via Android Central Forums]

There are 39 comments

jj1814 says:

Invited. Downloaded. Installed.

dallen13 says:

I ended up getting a virus from the copy I found through a google search a few months ago so I've been swype-less since then. Can't wait to get it downloaded!

AntiAppel says:

I did the same thing, never got the e-mail at first, but it let me login, and install just fine.

I want in

dachiefmizzy says:

Just downloaded on my transform. I didn't need the invite I just logged in and got it

kjsmommy10 says:

Wahoo!!! I wrote them about this and downloaded it and now am using Swype as we speak!!! Crazy thing is I've had my DINC since August and have been on the waiting list longer than that!!!

tim242 says:

For the ones that want Swype, but got no invite, I have the apk. tim6253@gmail.com

Edit: The version I have definitely works on the Evo and Incredible. It will not work on phones that came preloaded with Swype.

alias2on2 says:

Got it! Thank God!

latinfavio says:

Nice I now have swype, but I'm going to miss my swiftkey. Oh well I am sure going to enjoy this just as much.

igotsanevo4g says:

Got it! Woot!

Been on the waiting list since june

dacp283 says:

How do the DX owners update their swype keyboard?

aergern says:

Root your DX.
Move /system/lib/libswype.so > /sdcard
Move /system/app/swype.apk > /sdcard
Install swype

That's what I did. :)

PastorDroid says:

I love the line "You signed up to be emailed when this happened, and probably gave up on us." Yeah that pretty much summed it up. BUT OH SAY AM I GLAD. I was using an APK from another AC user which was stable but it's nice to be legit!..........Now to repeal that texting ban enacted on December 1st here in the land of milk and cheese!

intheb0x says:

with walker and the pubs now controlling this great state, lets get it done right ;)

dallen13 says:

Don't text and drive.

agolz12 says:

I didn't get it, I signed up for it a few months ago, what gives?

PastorDroid says:

Don't feel bad, i signed up on July 3rd i think.

ls377 says:

Login to their site and click send email again. Not sure if it works, but I got it after I did that.

andvari101 says:

Is there any significant difference between this and the version on phones that come preloaded with it?

aergern says:

If you have a Droid X there is. The DX version is 1.64.x and has this awful white/grey skin instead of the dark blue/grey version and it's HORRIBLE with getting what you are trying to swype and it lacks a LOT of features that 2.15 has .. so .. yeah.

Klubhead says:

yessssssss got mine finaaaaaally!!!!!!

witm says:

To those of you who did not get the email: don't wait for it! Just get the Swype installer at "https://beta.swype.com/android/get/", launch it and log in. It worked for me and I literally just registered on their site about 2h ago!

treoo0#AC says:

Got app from url. Login not working. Been 45 min since registering. Fingers crossed for an hourly script that allows this trick.

digink#AC says:

After what seems like a year, I FINALLY got an invite, woo! Been using Ultra Keyboard but went back to swype... I'll have Ultra as a backup but I just got so used to Swype that it's still more intuitive to use.

pjfan91 says:

Got one

Marshy says:

Yay! Finally.
Then I spent 20 minutes trying to make room for it. :(

Got it. Nexus one. Got stuck on the "wait for licensing" page at the end and just closed out but it seems to be working fine.

onixblack says:

My EVO 4G was also stuck on that as well but after closing the application everything worked fine

beez1717 says:

I'm so happy to have swype now. I was using shapewriter but it looks like swype is a more mature program from what i've seen. I have not tried swype out enough though. I do like how they were able to get more people into the beta. I was waiting for a looooong time.

onixblack says:

Just got it and I'm loving it

BoNg420 says:

How do you pirate something thats given out for free?

Swype sucks anyways.

ncbryan says:

Tried an unauthorized version of Swype that someone emailed me. Found it to smoke my battery. Switched to using SlideIT and found it to be easy on the battery and liked it alot. Then......I got the invite to download the beta so I am now rocking the beta of the new Swype. Hopefully it will be easy on the battery. I really liked the demo version of SlideIT so hopefully this new beta version of Swype will be equally as good.


Pierceye says:

That was a good way to start the day! It had been so long since I asked for an invite that I had completely forgotten about. I have high hopes for this install. I tried a few different APKs off of the internet but their stability always seemed to degrade the longer I used them. We'll see how this one does. It seems like it has to be installed through the stock browser though. Tried doing it through Skyfire first and it kept telling me that I was not on an Android device. Switched to the stock browser and it worked right the first time.

Finally received mine. Been about six months. Swype with mic, what a Godsend! Evo ftw!

Been using Swype now for a couple of days on my MyTouch3G. Works like a dream!

androidevo says:

Yes finally got the invite today! Swyping away :)

scribe4food says:

I'm having problems with my swype on the EVO. I cannot swype input, but I can individualy type each word. Anyone else experience the same?

Royal Tee says:

The one thing the wifey misses since switching to the incredible from the Omnia II. Installed the beta last night, she was happy so I'm happy...
Then again, I have a fascinate so myeh! :)

motodunner says:

Got it today...it is kind of hard to get used to but is pretty cool. But the down load installer keeps popping up saying it is down loaded.