The developers of the intuitive virtual input method — Swype, have released a new over-the-air update for the Android smartphones. The new Swype beta 3.26 update brings the ‘Context Prediction Engine’ feature that will bring more accurate predictions to add to the contextual sense of the sentence. Besides, the update also brings support for Japanese language. This update will be rolled out to the SWYPE users over the air in next two-three days for those who are yet to receive it.
Swype is a unique input method in which a user has to simply swipe the finger tip across different letters on the virtual keyboard and the words will get predicated based on the action. The new update activates the context prediction engine and uses the past data to suggest the word entered. This engine is aimed to improve the accuracy of the words that are being entered.
This engine will predict the most accurate word based on the context of the sentence coupled with the history of the words entered by the user. The Context Prediction Engine has been enabled for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages.
The developers claim that the prediction accuracy has been bumped by 40 per cent. Users with the pan Asia pack installed can now get the support for Japanese language. Swype learns over a period of type based on user’s behaviour and words entered using the interface.
The Swype Beta 3.26 also includes the Swype Connect v2 that will let developers to push the updates over the air to the users directly.