A new version of Swype keyboard for Android devices has been launched which brings support for Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS is the latest version of Android operating system that has now been released by Google.
Swype is a keyboard app for Android which allows users to input words just by sliding their fingers over the touchscreen from letter to letter. The app also uses error-correcting methods to figure out which words are intended by the users.
For quite some time, the company was talking about the imminent release of ICS support but the delay was probably to make sure the product was stable for the users. Apart from ICS itself, the company has also added support for some accuracy improvements and the Swype add on – DragonGo.
DragonGo is basically a void search app like iPhone 4S’s Siri app with which users can search items in their device or the web by just talking to the app.
Nuance Mobile Life, the maker of the Swype keyboard, said, “Users can look forward to significantly improved prediction accuracy in a number of languages, as we’ve squashed a couple of bugs that were affecting our Advanced Language Modeling and language dictionaries.”
“WXGA-resolution (1280×768) devices will also enjoy the benefits of language downloads this time around. Additionally, we’ve re-enabled the EMOTICON key in SMS apps (when the app requests it),” Nuance further added.
The new Swype version currently is in beta phase.