Swype beta

We've been in love with the Swype keyboard since, well, forever. But time and time again we've threatened to break up over the stupidest of things. Because Swype's business model is to get preloaded onto phones and you technically can't download a full version, the beta installation process has always been a pain in the ass. Download the Swype app. Register. Sign in. Download the beta. When it comes time to update the beta version, you have to go through the whole thing again, and add in a step where you recover your forgotten password.

That ends now.

Swype Bets Version 3.26, in addition to bringing improved language control (which language you use at any given time), a refined key layout and new settings and help, also brings about automatic updates. You'll get notifications letting you know an update is available, and install it right through the settings. Easy as pie.

Source: Swype


Reader comments

Swype gets a new beta release, blissfully makes updating easier


Does that mean SGSII owner can get this beta? I really dont understand this preloaded vs beta thing swype have going

You can

1. uninstall swype using titanium backup or sdx app remover
2. delete libSwypeCore.so from /system/lib using rootexplorer mounted as r/w
3. download swype installer and follow directions

I'm pretty sure you DO have to be rooted to uninstall it completely.. you definitely have to be rooted for these instructions to work.

Can you explain this rooting process? (I'm Australia - rooting something means something completely different here!)
Is there a dummy's guide on how to get rooted and to do the above steps?

As far as I can tell, the beta channel is just to get things tested so they can preload it on their hardware partners' phones. Unless their business model changes, you'll never be able to download an official final release as an end user.

That sux. I actually tried to volunteer to be a beta tester just to get the new version of Swype on my EVO. Of course, I couldn't uninstall the old version so my attempts were in vain.

Love Swype but it drives me crazy that I can't update and Gingerbread copy / paste pop up box keeps interfering with the Swype suggestions.

That is a great change, to fix the only issue I have had with the product (updating was a huge pain). I am okay with being on perma-Beta, especially since it likely means it will stay free for a while.

So wait... to clarify.

I have an evo 4g that it came pre installed... can I not updated to 3.26. also I am rooted and currently have 3.25 does that make a difference?

Uninstall the old version, download the new installer, install, register, download the version you want, install, enjoy.
Now with this and an ICS theme, my og evo is looking nice. I'm happy

Ummm I'm already registered why would I have to recover my password? Cus I just downloaded the new beta from the site by logging in but when I check the version it still says 3.25 o_O

I don't know about all the new languages, but Hungarian turned out pretty good. Surprisingly good acutally. Altough the keyboard layout is a bit weird, 'cause we have some special characters. Other than that, it's really good.

i really like it. it looks great, has a better interface and i can get used to the new numbering places.

Swype just keeps getting better.