Ok Swype devs, W.T.F?
The latest update (late january I believe) has made Swype a royal pain in the backside compared to what it was before that. There are a whole HOST of issues that were introduced with this release, here's the worst of it:
- absolutely WILL NOT draw smileys - it will pick some mishmash word and have the as an alternate suggestion, regardless of which smiley you want to use - IE it KNOWS you want smileys but won't use it directly
- no more 'swype up for capitalization' - used to be able to drag up above the number line to capitalize the next letter, no more. It just ignores the action entirely
- word accuracy went into the toilet
- randomly will stop long-press functionality - the only solution is to reboot the phone
I'm running a Nexus 6p, on Google Project Fi, Android 7.1.1 baseband angler-03.71, build number N4F26O
Given all the other people with complaints similar to mine though I seriously doubt it's a problem with my phone or OS.