Good folks from the Swype team released a new version of the popular text input application for Android. Version 18.104.22.16870 of Swype BETA for Google’s mobile platform, packs several important fixes and enhancements, including:
- Resolved accuracy issue that was introduced in the last beta update.
- Double-Tap-to-Edit which you use when Swype chooses a wrong word. Simply tap the word twice to bring up the word choice window, pick the correct word and the cursor will return to wherever it was before. You can see how this works from a video below.
- Voice-to-Text button which is available for QWERTY layouts only. Not every Android device will work, though. At the moment, it is required that your smartphone comes with Google Voice Search pre-integrated in the phone’s ROM. Swype is working to adapt the existing code to support versions of Voice Search downloaded from the Market, as well as to support other voice search providers in the next update.
- Improved support for French and experimental support for Chinese Pinyin languages.
- Swype now comes with self-updating and self-repairing installer. The installation app was transformed from an “application” to a “service” so that the Android activity manager and other 3rd party task killers won’t end the install process prematurely.
In addition, several small bugs and issues have also been fixed.
Users with access to the beta can begin downloading the update immediately by pointing their device’s browser to beta.swype.com/android/get
[Via: Swype Forums]