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    Does this beta work on Nexus 7?

    including the tiny keyboard option? currently this option doesn't work on my nook color...

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    The Swype Beta Installer detects your screen size and downloads/installs the Swype keyboard automatically. Looks like the Nexus 7 is a 1280x800 resolution with pretty high DPI, so the tablet keyboard (complete with re-sizable keyboard, aka "tiny keyboard") should load for this device.

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    The DPI is 213 I believe. On my Huawei Mediapad with ICS, which is the same 7" size and 1280x800 resolution, it seems to get the phone version of the keyboard with no multi size keyboard.

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    Last edited by cmstlist; 07-12-2012 at 11:56 AM.

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    Whereas when the same device is configured to report a DPI of 160, same resolution, apps think it's a 9-10 inch tablet. And Swype gives the tablet layout:





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    Latest reports on XDA say that in stock configuration the Nexus 7 does NOT display the Swype tablet layout. You get phone mode, no resizeable keyboard.

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    yep i read that on xda too..seems you have to change the dpi to get the tablet mode to work...hope this gets fixed very soon...

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    Just picked up a Nexus 7 and installed Swype beta. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see a way to change the size of the keyboard in Swype. The keyboard is too big to Swype with on the Nexus 7. I really hope they fix this soon and give us the option to resize the keyboard! I might have to try Swiftkey for tablets... :-(

    How do you change the DPI and if I change it, does it affect anything else?

    EDIT: I found out how to modify the dpi... Need to be rooted and use the DPI Modder app from the Google Market.

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    Last edited by pjniez; 07-21-2012 at 6:30 AM.

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    Thankfully the MediaPad stock firmware includes a DPI toggle between 213 and 160.

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    Thumbs down Readability of 'secondary text' on Swype Beta keyboard on Nexus 7

    I'm new to Swype and obviously to the Nexus 7 as well. I have compared the Swype keyboard on the Nexus 7 to the one on a friend's phone and one glaring difference is the readability of what I'll call the 'secondary text' that appears on each key.

    By that I mean, for example, the letter 'N' has in the top-right corner the '+' symbol.

    On the Nexus those characters are incredibly small and faint....almost too bloody small to read...even with screen brightness set high.

    Those same characters are much bigger/brighter on my friend's phone.

    I'd highly recommend correcting this in the beta version.

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