Last time we talked about Swype, it got the so much needed support for OTA (over the air) updates. Today, I’m pleased to tell you that the first such update is on the way, bringing context prediction and Japanese language support.
The new context-based prediction engine is said to understand what you’re typing, suggesting in-context words while at the same time learning from your typing. At the moment, the prediction is only available in a few languages (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish), with other languages coming soon.
In addition, there are also a variety of bug fixes included in this release.
If you grabbed the last BETA version of Swype, you will be prompted to update soon. According to this post at Swype forums, it may take up to 72 hours for the new version of the application to arrive on your device. You will receive an update notification the next time your device checks in to the Swype Connect service. Alternatively, you can manually initiate this process by pressing the “Refresh” button in the Swype Connect section of Swype Settings…