New Swype keyboard crowdsources your favorite acronyms

By Shawn Knight ยท 5 replies
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 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

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

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

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,073   +428

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

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +56

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,046   +680

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

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

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

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