|Swype Beta v3.26 update adds Dragon Dictation, context awareness|
|Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:14|
Our favourite keyboard replacement for Android phones, Swype, has gotten an upgrade in its beta avatar that brings a few cool new features. If you have been consistently frustrated by the default Google voice-recognition system in your phone, Swype might just have what you’ve been waiting for.
After Swype was bought over by Nuance Communications last year, it was only a matter of time before the keyboard was synced up with Nuance’s popular Dragon Dictation speech-to-text app. And the new Swype Beta v3.26 update does just that. Nuance, by the way, is the same company that made the voice recognition service for Apple’s Siri virtual assistant app.
The update has also got new advanced language modelling technology, that is more context aware of what you are typing and hence is able to better predict what you mean to say.
If you already have Swype installed, the upgrade is available through the app’s settings. If you want to try out Swype, register for the beta at the official site and you will be sent a download link.
Meanwhile, the company has come out with a cool video (it has ninjas!) to explain the new features in the update: