Swype Beta Re-Opens for a Limited Time

For everyone who missed out on the last opening of the Swype beta, there is some good news to report this afternoon. Swype for Android has received an update as well as had its beta re-opened to the public.

Swype Android Beta updated

I have some good news for those of you that have been testing out the Swype beta on your Android device( aka it didn't come pre-installed on your phone). The Swype beta has just received a significantly large update for its users. Check out the full list of features after the break.

Swype Beta Update On the way

Arguably the most popular keyboard for Android devices, Swype has been hinted at nearing the time for an update. An anonymous source close to the matter has stated that the new version of Swype Beta for Android is in the final states of testing right now.

Swype for Android amounting to great success

Swype is one of the best and most popular keyboard options for Android phones and tablets. Launched just under a year ago on Android devices, the company is already boasting some very popular accomplishments. In an email sent out from Swype's PR, we get details on some of these great milestones. The feats include:
  • Launched or announced for 20 devices across 50 countries including handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S, Motorola Droid, and the T-Mobile G2
  • Expansion to tablets with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, coming this year to many countries, carriers and markets
  • Swype has been preloaded on eight of the last 12 Android US devices
  • Swype language support for 40 languages including:
    • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Malay, Russian, Finnish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Serbian, Czech, Greek, Polish, Indonesian, Norwegian, Icelandic, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and many more.
  • Funding amounting to $6.6 million from Nokia Growth Partners, Samsung Ventures and DOCOMO Capital Inc, with 2% of the company set aside to fund disability research
  • Two World Records set using Swype for the fastest text message on a touch screen mobile phone
We can only expect to see Swype's user base growing as it becomes more and more known among Android users.

Swype Heading for 50 Devices by the End of 2010

Swype is on its way into the mobile world, its already been seen on a few handsets already and the company eagerly wants to put it on iPhone. So far Apple doesn't look like they're too interested in taking the bait. But in the meanwhile, HTC, Samsung and Motorola and other OEMs are perfectly fine set in the cult-favorite keyboard's crosshairs.
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