Swype updated to officially support Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus

Swype has had a long road to the top, and recently launched compatibility with its Nuance-owned Dragon Go! app (though only available to U.S. users at the moment). The only thing they were missing (besides excellent voice dictation) was official Ice Cream Sandwich support for the Galaxy Nexus, which has been rectified in its latest update.

The latest version — v3.26.92.38303 — fixes a slew of bugs, improves the user interface and adds that long-awaited Galaxy Nexus support, with a few caveats. The blog post outlines how you must turn off the default Ice Cream Sandwich spell checker:

Finally, a few words of warning:  First, Ice Cream Sandwich users are strongly encouraged to DISABLE ICS’S BUILT-IN SPELL-CHECKER. Swype’s dictionary is stored separately from the dictionary that ICS uses for spell-checking.  Therefore words you add to the Swype dictionary will still show up as “misspellings” according to the spell-checker.  This produces a poor user experience.

You don’t need to download anything to get the update; it will be pushed to you when the time comes. If you don’t yet have the Swype Beta installed, head on over to Nuance’s website to read all about it and download.

Source: Nuance Mobile Life

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