Swype beta for Android gets ‘hotwords’, new tablet layouts

Swype beta for Android, the other best keyboard on the platform, has been updated with some pretty neat features, especially if you’re a tablet user.

By synchronizing a pool of ‘hotwords’ with the cloud, Swype can automatically add zeitgeist-y sayings like ‘cray’ and ‘binders’ to its database (those words may or may not already be in there).

If you use Swype on multiple devices, it will not sync your personal dictionary across logins — so if have a tablet and a phone, you won’t have to re-add the same words over and over.

Speaking of tablets, Swype now has two new options: a smaller, adjustable version for left- and right-handers, and a split-screen option. We haven’t tried the tablet layouts to verify their efficacy, but we’ll let you know when we do.

If you haven’t already signed up for the Swype beta, you should do so as soon as possible.

Via: The Verge