The latest beta of the Swype keyboard is out, and available to download from the Swype Beta website.
The popular third-party keyboard from Nuance Communications packs a number of new updates.
- Dictionary backup & sync: Users’ personal dictionaries and word additions can be synced across mobile devices.
- Three new tablet keyboard layouts: The original, a small and moveable one, and a split keyboard.
- New themes.
- Enhancements to the Chinese keyboard, and a new flick keyboard for the Japanese language. Language prediction has been updated for foreign languages, too.
And the last one is my favorite.
According to the official press release, the new keyboard could even update you with all those crazy things the kids are saying these days. Swype users can opt-in to receive new words so they can be up to date with “the newest ‘hotwords’, like ‘Gangnam Style’.”
That’s right, the K-pop revolution is taking over, and your keyboard is next.
Update: According to the Swype forums, the beta is broken on the Galaxy Nexus, with 4.1.2. Several users are complaining that upon selecting the Swype keyboard, it automatically closes and is replaced with the stock Android keyboard. (Thanks Jon!)
Source: Nuance Communications