New Swype keyboard crowdsources your favorite acronyms

By Shawn Knight
Jan 7, 2013
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  1. The latest third-party keyboard offering from Nuance's Swype uses a crowdsourced model to comb over new words and add them to a user-accessible dictionary. It's called Living Language and is similar in theory to SwiftKey's natural language prediction technology.
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  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    "This method typically increases typing speed considerably once you get the hang of it."

    Only if comparing to typing with one finger. :p
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 322   +18

    But awesome for texting with your phone in your pocket :D
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  4. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 452   +53

    I've been using Swype for over almost two years. While I can use it fairly well, I don't think it's made typing my messages much quicker. Correcting mistakes uses up a lot of time. I was a lot faster with my old phone with a proper twist-out split keyboard.
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 852   +84

    Who needs Swype when you have Jelly Bean 4.2?
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Who has Jelly Bean 4.2 if you're not a Nexus user? (or modder)


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