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Topic # 160503 9-Jan-2015 09:08
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I've used Swype on my S4 since I got Android, I like it. I've found it fairly poor quality software though, for example:
 - popping up a keyboard can take up to 10 seconds - though usually it pretty quickly this isn't unusual
 - my phone crashes MUCH more often with Swype enabled
 - I've been getting a lot of freezes the past couple of weeks. I've disabled Swype and my phone seems much more stable - early days though.

Google Keyboard has gotten a lot better, it's not quite as good as Swype in terms of word recognition but it's 80-90% and it's FAST. Fast to pop up, fast to respond, etc.




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  Reply # 1210952 9-Jan-2015 09:14
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  Reply # 1210960 9-Jan-2015 09:26
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Have no issues when using it on my Note 4. Though I always end up going back to Swiftkey



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  Reply # 1210964 9-Jan-2015 09:30
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Can someone try Google Keyboard and let me know how the speed compares? Typing speed and speed the keyboard pops up. Could be something weird about my phone - S4 with WanamLite ROM, which is just Touchwiz with a bunch of rubbish removed.




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  Reply # 1210995 9-Jan-2015 10:51
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I'm using Swype on my 6 Plus and find that the keyboard fails to come up some times (standard keyboard works fine) and I'm stuck at the message app with no way to type stuff - royal pain.
I have also managed to get specialized spellings of words in the app (accidentally) and I can't get rid of them.
I paid for the keyboard and it's essentially useless now, back to stock.

I'm pretty sure the original poster was referring to Android version, but just letting you know we (iOS) are having issues as well. :-/



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  Reply # 1210996 9-Jan-2015 10:54
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NZSpides: I'm using Swype on my 6 Plus and find that the keyboard fails to come up some times (standard keyboard works fine) and I'm stuck at the message app with no way to type stuff - royal pain.
I have also managed to get specialized spellings of words in the app (accidentally) and I can't get rid of them.
I paid for the keyboard and it's essentially useless now, back to stock.

I'm pretty sure the original poster was referring to Android version, but just letting you know we (iOS) are having issues as well. :-/


I did post in the Android section ;) You're experiencing the same sorts of problems I am. The Google keyboard seems better than the generic Android keyboard or the Samsung one.




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  Reply # 1211056 9-Jan-2015 12:26
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Everything opens smooth as butter for me.

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  Reply # 1211068 9-Jan-2015 12:34
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timmmay:

I did post in the Android section ;) You're experiencing the same sorts of problems I am. The Google keyboard seems better than the generic Android keyboard or the Samsung one.


I've tried all those on my S4 and they're all fairly snappy. Doesn't the Samsung one use Swype engine anyway? I am running Omega ROM, and my daily keyboard is Swiftkey.




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  Reply # 1211071 9-Jan-2015 12:45
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Same here



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  Reply # 1211073 9-Jan-2015 12:46
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I deleted the Samsung one, just because I don't use it. I found it average. I didn't like SwiftKey at all, can't remember why though. Swype I loved the UI but the technology behind it is rubbish. Fortunately google keyboard is doing ok.




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  Reply # 1211092 9-Jan-2015 13:05
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I just use stock google keyboard and have no issues whatsoever. Also gives you native 5.0 theme for those still stuck on 4.4

Also has ability to display in desktop mode for those with phablets or tablets if you so desire

To be honest most "google" built apps are pick of the bunch these days, highly recommend the new Google messenger (SMS replacement) and inbox apps - inbox takes a while to get your head around but once you do it works a treat

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  Reply # 1211105 9-Jan-2015 13:21
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Try touchpal - its free - works on android/ios.

I switched from swype a few months ago.



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  Reply # 1211109 9-Jan-2015 13:28
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Google Messenger looks handy too - their previous effort "hangouts" was awful and I removed it from my wife's phone. I use the messaging app that came with my S4.




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  Reply # 1211175 9-Jan-2015 14:38
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Uninstall, reinstall, turn off sync.



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blakamin: Uninstall, reinstall, turn off sync.


Good tip. I learned that a while ago, I turned it off when I installed it (I think). Will check.




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I gave up Swype a while ago when I fouind its voice recognition poor. I now use the stock Google keyboard if I want to type and I also find (this is on my N5 with Lollipop) that voice recognition is very good so I often don't type much at all.

I did like Swype's short cut actions for capitals etc. (there might be something similar in Google, I haven't found it yet) but apart from that Google's and voice recognition is fine for me.




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