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    Talking Swype BETA 3.26 update 1 - Automatic updates, more languages, and more

    SWYPE BETA v3.26 update 1
    Automatic Updates - Context Prediction - (More) Languages By Region - Refined Key Layout - Enhanced Settings & Help

    Updates may take up to 72 hours to arrive on your device. You will receive an update notification the next time your device checks in to the Swype Connect service. You can manually initiate this process by pressing the "Refresh" button in the Swype Connect section of Swype Settings, though your update request may be deferred anyway based on server load. Please wait at least 72 hours before reporting update failures on the forums. Thank you.

    Automatic Updates
    You've asked for it, so here it is! Swype BETA now supports automatic updates directly from within Swype! Version 3.26 of the Swype BETA includes Swype Connect v2, which lets us deliver the latest Swype improvements directly to your device.
    • Break free of the SwypeInstaller - Once you've installed this latest version of Swype BETA you'll never have to use the SwypeInstaller again. Updates can be installed straight from the Swype Settings menu.
    • Get Notified - When a new update is ready, we'll send a notification right to your device. Never get stuck with an expired version of Swype BETA again.
    • Save your dictionary and settings - Since automatic-updates don't require you to uninstall Swype first, you'll be able to take your dictionary and settings with you when you upgrade. No more re-entering slang and curse words ;)
    (More) Languages by Region
    With this version we're adding a whopping 11 additional languages! To accommodate this dramatic increase in languages, we streamlined all of our assets so that Swype is smaller overall, and we've split everything into 4 regional downloads (plus 1 with all regions combined).
    • Americas: US English, Spanish, French Canadian, Brazilian Portuguese ~5Mb
    • Western Europe: UK English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish ~10Mb
    • Eastern Europe: US English, UK English, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak ~9Mb
    • Pan-Asia: US English, UK English, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Filipino, Japanese ~9Mb
    • All Regions: Includes all 23 languages from the regional language versions. ~21Mb
    *NOTE - WXGA (Honeycomb) builds are using the old English/Spanish and Full language formats. Please see http://beta.swype.com/android/supported for a table showing which languages are supported by which resolutions

    Refined Key Layout
    We've changed the layout of the keyboard a tiny bit, so be prepared to unlearn what you have learned.
    • Numbers are now located along the top row of keys, similar to a traditional keyboard
    • The "Globe" key has been removed from all BETA builds (until we can make it an option in settings)
    • Added a second page to the symbols layer. Press the 1/2 key on the left to switch between them.
    Enhanced Settings & Help
    Confused by our old settings, tutorial, and help? Did you feel like you couldn't find info on how to use Swype effectively, and thought our settings were cluttered? Yeah, we did too. That's why we grabbed "Settings, Tutorial, & Help" by the collar, kicked it out of the house, cut off its trust fund access, and told it come back when it got its act together! Lo and behold, our newly reformed "Settings" is back and is now, well, actually helpful!
    • Long-press the SWYPE key to quickly access Swype Settings any time
    • Update Swype straight from the settings menu whenever a new version is available
    • Learn basic and advanced techniques to become an experienced Swyper. Do you know about "bouncing" and the auto-space suppress gesture? How about the editing layer? Check it out!
    • Set available languages and you'll never be offered a language you don't use when switching languages on-the-fly.
    (UPDATE 1) Context Prediction Engine
    With our first over-the-air update, we've enabled our Context Prediction Engine. By analyzing the text you've already entered, Swype will offer more accurate predictions that make sense in the context of the sentence
    • 40% increase in prediction accuracy when a language profile is present
    • Learns over time as you use it, building up a personal language profile for you.
    • Enabled only for English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Other languages coming soon! *Note* French Canadian does not have a pre-loaded static language model, and so will only show improved accuracy after continual use.
    (UPDATE 1) Japanese Language Support
    We've added support for Japanese (kana-kanji conversion). Japanese is only available in the Pan-Asia package and NOT the All Regions package.

    As usual, we also have a ton of bug fixes, so check the changelog in the second post to see if an issue that's been bothering you is resolved!

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by brian.resnik; 11-03-2011 at 1:55 PM.

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    Current versions
    Installer: 2.0.26481 (13.00)
    Swype BETA - All Regions: 3.26.92.36178
    Swype BETA - Americas: 3.26.92.36178
    Swype BETA - Western Europe: 3.26.92.36178
    Swype BETA - Eastern Europe: 3.26.92.36178
    Swype BETA - South East Asia: 3.26.92.36178
    Swype BETA - Honeycomb All Regions: 3.26.92.36183
    Swype BETA - Honeycomb Americas: 3.26.92.36199

    Revision history

    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.26.92.361xx
    • Enabled CONTEXT PREDICTION ENGINE for EFIGS languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
    • Added Japanese language to Pan-Asia build
    • Re-enabled "Return Key as Emoticon in Messaging" for all builds EXCEPT Pan-Asia (incompatible with Japanese)
    • Removed comma-space-space gesture
    • Changed German, Italian, and Spanish keyboards from NATIONAL layout back to STANDARD layout
    INSTALLER v.2.0.26481 (13.00)
    • Re-skinned installer to match new Swype brand colors (Orange/Silver/White)
    • Separated beta into regional builds
    • Removed device installation limit
    • Refined backend code to streamline process for Connect-enabled builds
    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.26.92.35xxx
    • Updated Swype Connect to v2
    • Added support for OTA updates
    • Added support for displaying notifications sent via Swype Connect
    • Prepared resources for context engine alpha test
    • Fixed "Google Maps" gesture ("No app associated with this action")
    • Implemented dynamic keyboard generation, using common assets, to decrease file size and allow future functionality
    • UX simplification: key layout changes, settings & help updates, and more
    • Added 11 new languages
    • Addressed multiple issues with word priority, dictionary contents, and HWCL ordering
    • Addressed multiple issues relating to capitalization
    • Fixed a bug where using the capitalization gesture too fast (and other rare cases) would "interrupt" the Swype trace path
    • Added several toast-style popups to alert users to better ways to accomplish tasks they are trying to perform (e.g. double-letters, editing gestures, etc). Tips decrease in frequency over time
    • Updated compatibility with several applications (QuickOffice, PolarisOffice, etc)
    • Tons of other minor bug fixes! (especially for non-QWERTY languages)
    INSTALLER v.1.1.26481 (12.16)
    • Minor updates for compatibility with Swype Connect
    • Removed "licensing" step from installer, as licensing is now handled by Swype Connect
    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.25.91.31xxx
    • Single-tapping a word no longer re-positions the cursor to the end of the word
    • For auto-complete fields (e.g. "to" in email), when in landscape, populate the HWCL with app-provided completions instead of auto-corrects
    • Added support for capitalization in dictionary. When adding words to the dictionary, they will now retain their capitalization (e.g. Cyanogen, not cyanogen)
    • Added "Personal Dictionary" management in Swype Settings
      • Add/Remove words from list
      • Edit existing words
      • Reset personal dictionary
      • Does not effect default, preloaded dictionaries!
    • Added new Swype Gestures
      • Cut/Copy/Paste/Select All
      • Twitter/Google Maps/Facebook
    • Fixed a bug in English where 'i' would incorrectly auto-capitalize in certain apps (inputType=TYPE_NULL, e.g. terminal emulators)
    • Added PortugueseBR support
    • Suppress all auto-capitalization in URL fields
    • New tutorial and first-time user experience
    • Added support for Android "toast tips" for certain notifications
    • Improved prediction accuracy and suggestion priority for both tapping and Swyping
    • Fixed a bug in Android 3.2 that prevented Swype from reading the screen resolution properly
    • Fixed multiple application incompatibilities
    • Fixed a bug where dictionaries would sometimes fail to load after a device reboot
    • Added Swype Connect for licensing and measurement data collection
    • Over 150 smaller improvements and bug fixes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.26307 (12.15)
    • Enable alternative licensing method for devices without an ESN (wifi-only devices)
    • Allow activation of accounts using 5-digit code in installer
    • Reset all accounts' download history to 0
    • Report connection state at time of download (wifi, 3g, 4g, etc) to facilitate better troubleshooting
    ALL BUILDS - Swype Beta v3.5.83.26xxx
    • Implement predictive tapping algorithm
    • Implement Horizontal Word Choice List (HWCL)
    • Implement movable & resizable KBD for honeycomb
    • Added Hungarian language support
    • Increased languages supported on various screen resolutions. Please see this page for an updated table showing which resolutions support which languages
    • Added support for WXGA resolution (Honeycomb ONLY)
    • Enable alternative licensing method for devices without an ESN (e.g. wifi-only devices)
    • Don't flash the shift state for the shift gesture for languages without case.
    • Move Word Suggestion settings up to preferences area
    • Cursor restore on double-tapped words with HWCL enabled
    • Close HWCL on rotation when needed for small screens
    • Automatic default language selection
    • Add backend support for keyboard skin selection features to be added in the future
    • Fix license failure on reboot when ESN not readable at time of first license load
    • Fix license failure on CDMA devices when in Airplane Mode
    • Fixed an issue where words could not be added/removed from dictionary after 3000 new words were added
    • Over 150 smaller improvements and bug fixes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.20186 (12.01)
    • Gingerbread will no longer erroneously display a network failure error when it should be showing either a username/password or account activation error
    • New "Generate License" option in the installer to re-license Swype Beta at any time
    • Installer now recognizes WiMAX as a valid data connection
    ALL BUILDS - SWYPE BETA v2.29.71.20203/20186
    • Announcing BETA support for the following resolutions: qHD, QVGA, WQVGA, WSVGA
    • Added Dutch, Russian and UK English support [NOTE: Not all devices support all languages. For a table of which screen-sizes support which languages, please click here.]
    • The Hidden Word Tip window will only appear once, the first time you encounter a hidden word after a new installation. It will never appear again after that.
    • Contacts, etc, that are automatically added to the user dictionary will now stay deleted when removed by the user
    • Fixed the gesture to hide the keyboard: Swype from the SWYPE key to the DELETE key
    • The capitalization gesture will no longer accidentally capitalize the second letter of a word when the trace path goes through that key before exiting the top of the keyboard
    • Add compression of large languages for Android builds to reduce filesize
    • Identified and resolved an issue that was causing cumulative loss in recognition accuracy over time
    • Faster trace path animations
    • Improved application performance in portrait view
    • Improved the efficiency of the contact list scanner
    • Swype key in Spanish now properly brings up Word Choice Window
    • Fixed a bug with word priorities so words in user dictionary do not always appear first in word choice window
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the auto-space suppression icon from appearing in some cases
    • Period and Comma now function properly when tapped in SYM layer
    • Improved recognition of words when using the capitalization gesture and the second letter is very close the exit-point of the capitalization gesture, e.g. "Well"
    • Fixed a rare crash when returning from the Language Selector in Settings
    • Launching voice recognition now draws a UI inside the Swype process instead of launching a new activity
    • When Android 2.3.3 is detected, double-tap-to-edit is disabled to prevent conflict with Google's double-tap behavior
    • Decreased the likelihood that a new license will be required after a system update
    • Fixed a bug where a failure of the system to properly return build properties was crashing Swype
    • Minor compatibility updates for Android 2.3
    • Fixed various crashes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.15759 (11.1)
    • Added support for selecting different versions to download
    MICRO BUILD - SWYPE BETA v2.17.59.15552
    • English/Spanish only, to keep filesize down.
    STANDARD BUILD - SWYPE BETA v2.15.56.14870
    • No changes
    INSTALLER v.1.1.15121
    • Revised installer workflow. Users can now enable Swype and select it as the default input method from within the Swype installer.
    • The installer now includes a repair feature. If a previous installation failed, or if the existing Swype BETA installation is broken (missing/corrupt license, etc), the installer will attempt to resume the installation process and repair any broken elements.
    • Clarified error messages to give a more accurate description of the specific problem encountered.
    • Added links to the tutorial and tips-and-tricks videos to the end of the installation.
    SWYPE BETA v2.15.56.14870
    • Added support for new installer features, such as version checking and installation repair.
    • Merged the most recent changes from trunk (mostly device-specific bugfixes)
    Last edited by brian.resnik; 11-03-2011 at 2:02 PM.

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