For those of you that don’t have Swype installed on your system, You’re lucky. What do I mean by that? I mean that if your phone didn’t come with Swype installed stock you can download the Swype Beta which has been updated to version 3.0 and brings a lot of new features to us Android users.
(Swype 3.0 on the Honeycomb tablet, with the “moveable” keyboard pulled to the right)
The update brings a revamped word choice system which resembles the Android Gingerbread keyboard instead of the previous Swype “pop-up.” The old method was slow, glitchy, and was just not efficient to use. The new “Horizontal Word Choice List” brings the word correction from the Android Keyboard with the mixture of being able to “Swype” making the overall typing experience so much easier. Along with the word choice being upgraded, many new devices have been supported including Honeycomb devices. The keyboard is not only supported for Honeycomb, but optimized for it: It’s very quick, perfect for swyping, and even includes a small “moveable” keyboard (not so much for typing, but there are plenty of other keyboards for that). The moveable keyboard that is made for Honeycomb puts a mini-keyboard on the screen and allows you to drag it from left, to the middle, or to the right so you can put your custom preference for left-handed, right-handed, or just in the middle to support both.
(The Swype Keyboard with the Horizonal Word Choice List)
You can visit our older post to read up on how to download and register the Swype Beta for your Android phone. Remember: If you already have Swype installed on your phone the installation will not work (You might be able to uninstall it via Titanium Backup Pro and install the beta, but that is only an idea). It’s completely free and a great alternative to paying for other keyboards which only emulate swype.