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Swype for Android finally available on Google Play, costs $1.02

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Swype, one of the most popular keyboard apps on Android, has shed its beta tag and is now available to download on Google Play.

Nuance, the company that purchased Swype in 2011, claims over 250 million users and the price has been set at $1.02 (CDN). This is a “limited time offer” and there’s no word on how long it’ll stay that price so you might want to download it. Its main competitor, SwiftKey, is priced slightly higher at $3.99 (CDN). Everything that was in the beta version is now included into the official 1.5.0.15186 version – which is good for Android devices running OS 2.2 and higher.

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  • Rich

    Kii Keyboard > Swype

    • ChrisPollard77

      Absolutely! The stock 4.2 keyboard is good, but Kii is freakin’ awesome.

  • Ken K.

    It’s too late. Android 4.2 keyboard and Swift key has taken its crown. Why did it take some long for Swype to be released to Play Store?

    • Atifsh

      4.2 keyboard sucks with correction / suggestions… swype is the way if you are using it for years, and i am. :)

    • Aiden

      Actually I’d have to disagree with you there. I’ve been using the 4.2 swipe keyboard for months now and I absolutely love it. Sometimes it doesn’t understand the word that I want but I would say that only happens less than 1% of the time for me at least.

    • Atifsh

      let me give you an example…
      “im writing something and i wrete some thing bed, but it didnt get corrected auto and i have reached this far.”
      now if i touch the spelling mistakes i done swype will give me the options of correct spellings, 4.2 will not and i had to write the words again.
      hope this clarifies.

      and im sick of these bad a*s neg’s… lol hmm he doesnt think what i think give him a neg yeh. :P

    • Eduardo

      +1, tried flow in beta, bought it right away at 50% it’s ability to predict in multiple languages at the same time is the reason I would never go back to swype

    • Rob Blaich

      Android 4.2 keyboard is awesome, I’ll agree to that. But remember that 4.2 is on a very small percentage of Android phones. Jelly Bean 4.1 itself is still being rolled out everywhere. I’ve been using SwiftKey Flow since “Flow” came out and it’s been great. But I plan to give Swype another try. I hear it does the job just a tad better, including the ability to recognize double letters within words.

  • monsterduc1000

    I’ve tried Swiftkey, Kii, SlideIT and Swype, I always come back to Swype. I have found it the most intuitive and easy to use of them all.

  • MindMechanic

    Yeah, I’ve purchased and tried SlideIt and Swiftkey (with and without flow), but always came back to Swype. Was happy to purchased it this morning. Glad its finally out of beta.
    I backed Minuum, so will give it a try in June, but right now, Swype is my go to keyboard.
    At the end of the day, people have their own preference for whatever reason. I’m just happy that Android allows us to use another keyboard.

    • Rob Blaich

      I’m pretty excited to see Minuum. That appears to have a lot of potential.

    • Sunny Mangs

      I backed them too, super excited!

  • Drew

    Swift Key Swype Beta was amazing! I’ve been using Swift Key for hmm 2 years now? would like it to be able to customize my own colors but meh that’s minor.. it’s always been a great keyboard better than the stardard one.. and by iphone by far..

    this one lady was saying how she hates touchscreen on the iphone.. showed her my device.. and blamo! SOLD..
    iphone … you can suck it

  • Guest

    For people who write in both english and french, Swype is better…

  • Guest

    No need to be a jerk…

  • monsterduc1000

    Jason Nexus: No need to be dumb@$$

  • Stuntman06

    I decided to give Swype a try. After using SwiftKey for the past few months. I normally use SwiftKey Flow in portrait mode and do thumb typing in landscape. Ideally, I would like to use separate keyboards depending on orientation. I’ll give this a week and see how I like it.

  • Chris

    i just moved from the stock Sense 5 keyboard to Swype this morning and noticed an immediate improvement in accuracy and speed, i’ll be sticking with this one for the foreseeable future

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