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06-20-2012, 7:10 AM
Swype Beta v1.4.9.13905
Swype – Type - Write - Speak - Living Learning Keyboard - Smart Editor - Change Dictionary Behavior - Personal Dictionary Backup & Sync - Split Keyboard for Tablets - Keyboard Themes - Hotwords - Next Word Prediction - New Look and Feel – Voice-Text Dictionary Sync -Personal Language Model – Default Dictionary Editing

Existing Swype Beta users, please note: It may take up to 72 hours to receive the upgrade via OTA. Please wait at least 72 hours before reporting update failures on the Swype Forum. Thank you!

Updated Change Log Below!

06-20-2012, 7:11 AM
Current versions
Installer: 2.1 (0.11282)
Swype Beta: v1.4.9.13905
Revision history

Swype Beta v1.4.9.13905

Advanced Language Models added for Hindi and Belgian Dutch
Responsiveness for tap input improved for all languages
Improved overall Smart Editor behavior and implemented some bug fixes
Fixed a Gingerbread crash that occurred when rotating device into landscape mode
Fixed miscellaneous crashes reported by the Beta community
Fixed an issue where default Android voice input ('mic'/'microphone') icon displayed instead of Dragon logo
Changed subtype text in notification drawer to be more accurate
Word Choice List behavior improved in Polaris Office
And many more bug fixes and improvements!

Swype Beta v1.4.5.12537

Improved keyboard launch responsiveness in web browsers
Advanced Language Models improved for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Korean Improved logic surrounding Language Downloads
S-Note: Resolved some instances where text would be duplicated
Plus many more bug fixes and overall enhancements!

Known issues:
S-Note: Edit gestures and edit buttons may not work correctly in this app with certain tablets
French: Delete key is inconsistent for words that begin with contractions
Polaris Office: Sometimes after swyping, the word choice list displays incorrectly.
Voice input key: default Android voice input ('mic'/'microphone') icon shows instead of Dragon logo.

Swype Beta v1.4.0.11523

We have thoroughly examined the log files from users who were unable to add or remove words from their Personal Dictionary (as well as the code for Swype Beta itself) and have made changes to ensure that users are always able to add or remove words. After extensive testing we have been unable to reproduce this issue in-house using the latest version of Swype Beta. Further, as a precaution, we have put measures into place that will allow you to continue to utilize your Personal Dictionary in the event that it is wiped or becomes corrupted.
We recommend using our Backup & Sync feature as well. This feature will ensure that you can continue to use your customized dictionary. Backup & Sync will force a restore of your saved dictionary in the event that it becomes corrupted.
No more Swype Beta user accounts! New and existing Swype Beta users no longer need to register and log in at beta.swype.com nor in the Swype Beta Installer to download and install Swype Beta!
-NOTE: This will not affect Personal Dictionary Backup & Sync functionality.
Smart Editor: Smart Editor examines words in sentences completed with punctuation (e.g. !/?/./,) and determines if another previously suggested word makes more sense using a visible underline. This is a beta only feature!
Living Language: Living Language has been updated to include relevant and trending words via crowd-sourcing among Swype Beta users. Crowd-sourced words are now available to Swype Beta users who opt-in to the service.
- Note: Crowd-sourced languages include English, UK English French, French Canadian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)
Change Dictionary Behavior: Choose whether you want Swype to automatically add words to your Personal Dictionary, or if you’d prefer to have Swype ask you before adding words. Users can toggle this setting in Settings > Personalization.
Advanced Language Models added for Catalan, Croatian, Galician, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Slovenian.
Dragon Dictation support added for Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, and Ukrainian.
We’ve also implemented loads of bug fixes and general performance enhancements!

Known Smart Editor Issues:
Text sometimes jerks/moves when hitting Space key, with Smart Editor enabled. (text messaging and email)
Highlighted words that have been corrected highlight again when other words are corrected.
Having ending punctuation at the bottom line of a message (ie: !?.) can cause cursor/text to 'jump.'
Word duplicates when pressing delete after choosing a predicted next word.
With certain HTC devices, selecting a word highlighted by Smart Editor results in text being deleted (OkCupid App only).
With Android Spell Checking disabled, a misspelled word is not highlighted as an incorrect word.

Swype Beta v1.3.5.10176

Fixed various bugs related to Samsung's email application, including:
- Cursor selection not being honored when inserting, replacing or deleting text.
- [Galaxy S3] Picking default option duplicates word.
- WCL not populating when place cursor back in word (recapture).
- Single tapping anywhere in text field delete underlined words.
- Double tapping doesn't highlight text.
- [Galaxy S3] No recapture.
- Cursor jumps to previous or next line when pressing enter and deleting a word.
- Samsung Email app: swyping a word within a word causes incorrect deletion.
Fixed issue with personal dictionary/DLM loss when upgrading from Swype Beta v1.1/1.2 to 1.3 and above.

Swype Beta v1.3.1.9410

Fixed issue with Swype Platform pre-install conflict on the Galaxy S3
Fixed issue with haptic feedback (i.e. vibration too strong on some device, too weak on others)
Enhanced support for third-party apps (such as Light Flow) which call on Android's accessibility classes/APIs.

Swype Beta v1.3.1.9274

Personal Dictionary Backup & Sync: never lose your Swype personal dictionary again! Users can now sync their personal dictionary among all of their Android devices.
Split keyboard for tablets: tablet users can now choose from full, mini, or split keyboards to accommodate all input styles.
Keyboard Themes: a long-time feature request among Swype Beta and pre-install users, keyboard themes are now integrated into Swype!
Hotwords: Swype's Living Language functionality ensures language dictionaries are up to date with relevant and trending words, such as "Gangnam".
Language Toggle Gesture is BACK! Just activate another language, switch to it once via press-hold on the space bar, and then Swype from the Swype key to the space key to toggle between your two most-used languages.
Re-introduced directional arrow pad in Edit layer
Expanded startup experience
Fixed capitalization gesture behavior for inputting 'I'
Advanced Language Modeling for Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Farsi, Hebrew, Greek, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Polish (total ALM coverage = 29 languages).
Personal Dictionary now located in Personalization > Edit Dictionary
Introduced flick-style keyboard for Japanese language input
Hardened logic surrounding data handling for connected services (OTA updates, Hotwords, language downloads, etc.)
Approx. 400 bugs fixed since August 31, 2012

Swype Beta v1.1.1.7628

Fixed bug on HTC Sense devices where Dragon Dictation wasn't functional.
Significant improvements in text editing (gestures to Shift words are more relevant and forgiving, punctuation gesture improvements, etc.).
Implicit add to dictionary functionality improved (quarantine mechanism more consistent).
Fixed 'bouncing' Chinese spelling list bug.
We have updated the text message scanning mechanism to run in the background and automatically learn the words and language model from the user (this is why "SMS" is no longer available in Swype Settings > Swype Connect > Enable Personalization)
Advanced Language Modeling introduced for Arabic, Czech, Romanian, Russian, and Slovak.
Re-introduction of Japanese.
Various improvements in accuracy.
Implemented workarounds to handle cursor placement/text editing behavior a bit better in Google Chrome.

Swype Beta v1.0.3.5809

Fully Integrated XT9 predictive tap, T9Write, and Dragon dictation algorithms and dictionaries
Expanded language support for Dragon Dictate and implemented voice-text dictionary sync. Click here (http://beta.swype.com/android/supported/) to learn more.
Advanced language model support providing context predictions, faster word completion, and next word prediction
Learning personal language model that improves predictions with continued use
Added support for quick personalization through SMS, Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook
Substantial changes to user interface and user experience
Changed behavior of word addition to the personal dictionary. Words are now intelligently entered based on input style and number of times entered.
Implemented default dictionary editing so users can remove words in their default/baseline dictionary
Major improvements to Chinese with expanded input support for Simplified and Traditional input with Pinyin, Zhuyin, Bihua, Canjie, Quick Canjie
ChunJiIn keyboard support added for Korean
Expanded language and resolution support for tablets. Tablets now support all languages as the mobile handset version.
NOTE:The user dictionary from ALL previous Swype Beta versions will not work with the new version of Swype Beta. Unfortunately, we couldn't make necessary improvements to the underlying architecture of Swype while maintaining backwards compatibility. Check out personalization in Swype Settings > Swype Connect to quickly train your dictionary back up.
NOTE:Japanese language support is not present in this version of Swype Beta. Click here (http://beta.swype.com/android/supported/) to learn more.