Swype Beta version 3.26 update brings automatic updates, new color scheme soon
Well, I guess it’s time for me to give Swype a try again. When this keyboard was first released, it was my favorite keyboard available, by far. As time progressed and I began to try other options, like SwiftKey and Thumb Keyboard, I slowly began to grow away from Swype. It seemed like the last few updates made the keyboard less accurate and less responsive, leaving me ready to rage-toss my phone through the window when trying to type message in a hurry.
Swype Beta just received a pretty significant update, bumping us to version 3.26. You’ll have to download one last installer, which you can get HERE. The most pleasing feature about this update is that this will be the last installer you’ll ever have to install for Swype. Yep, you guessed it — automatic updates, my friend!
We’ve also heard that there’s a new color scheme in the works that will feature an orange tracer and new black and orange word suggestions. It’s rumored that it should be included in one of the first automatic updates. Hit the break for all the juicy details.
Here’s a list of all the other updates:
Automatic Updates have finally arrived! Once installed, this latest version of Swype will let you install updates on-the-fly via Swype Connect.
- When an update is ready, you’ll receive an Android Notification informing you that an upgrade is available
- Install the update right through the Swype Settings window
- Your user dictionary and settings will automatically be saved during the update!
Improved Language Control gives you access to only the languages you use. From Swype Settings you can select which languages will appear when switching languages directly from Swype. Never cycle through a language you don’t use again.
The Refined Key Layout brings a better overall user experience, more in line with what users expect. Numbers are now across the top row, and the symbols layer contains several new characters, and a button to switch between 2 pages of symbols.
Redesigned Settings & Help makes it easier than ever to control how Swype behaves, and learn how to become an advanced Swype user. Just long-press to go straight to the Swype Settings window!