Pantech Crossover - the first Android device by Pantech to hit the United States. T-Mobile’s HTC Flyer tablet hit the FCC early in the week as well; unfortunately, there is still no information regarding any type of 4G capability.
welcomed to try it out for yourself at your own risk through Swype's own homepage. That said, let's have a demonstration / review look at this newest edition of the system and decide whether it's up to the task, the task being screens as big as your head!
Swype have just released the latest version of the popular 3rd party keyboard for Android. Many new features are included with this latest beta (v3.0) and some of those include predictive tap as well as Honeycomb support for you tablet users. The tablet version can even be re-sized as well as moved to left, right or center screen for your convenience. We have all seen or used Swype for our phones so I took a few photos using it on my Honeycomb tablet just to show you all.
Galaxy S II may be fresh to the market, but that hasn't stopped the company's engineers from pushing out updates. In fact, we've seen two firmware updates arrive through Samsung's Kies app in short order, bringing the GSII up to i9100XWKE2. The first left Swype more responsive and apparently also addressed some connectivity issues, while the second fixed the Galaxy S II's automatic brightness. The firmware is also rootable, which is good news for those looking forward to all the third-party hacks we're promised. You'll need to hook your Galaxy S II up to Kies in order to download the update - we've tried through the smartphone's onboard firmware update tool, and it can't find any new builds. Let us know how you get on in the comments, and if you're still on the fence regarding the GSII then check out our full review!
Hands-On here. Something that everyone missed during the Sense 3.0 UI tour most of you saw was a feature or app called HTC Trace. HTC is introducing what appears to be a Swype-like keyboard with the Sensation, and it should be ready when the phone launches in June.
Swype is hoping to usurp their search box as the easiest way to find things on Android devices. The company showed Android Community an upcoming version of the app which adds text-based global shortcut support: type your search term into any text box, double tap it and then use Swype commands to trigger new Twitter and Facebook messages, Google Maps searches, and more. So, if you're texting someone to invite them for a drink and you want to find the nearest coffee shop, you could Swype in "coffee shop" into the body of your SMS, highlight it, and then gesture from the Swype key up to G then M. Swype will automatically load Google Maps and search for that term. When the new version ships, Swype will preload a selection of shortcuts, but also allow users to define their own. Meanwhile, the app also gets multi-tap text entry support, useful for those who ever have been frustrated by trying to Swype in non-dictionary words. The app switched seamlessly between the two modes with no settings changed. More in the video below. [vms b30aa72ca258a3483cc7]