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Topic # 57894 28-Feb-2010 08:12
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In case folks didn't know this. If you're having problems with the accuracy of the virtual keyboard on the Nexus One (or possibly any Android phone without a real keyboard) check out Swype

Details of it are here

http://www.swypeinc.com/

and if you want to try it out you can get a copy here

http://www.androidcentral.com/download-beta-version-swype-android.

You will need an app installer to install it but that isn't really a proble..

I have been playing with it for the past couple of days and with not too much practice I get type much faster than using the keyboard. It does complain every now and then that the N1 display resolution is not supported but just click it away and keep on swyping.

A couple of negatives - despite a review saying it supports landscape mode, I can't get it to work in that mode so have to bring up the Android keyboard. And since you use your finger like a pen and move it across the screen rather than tapping, if you do a lot of swyping, I find my hand gets a bit of cramp and I extend my index finger and curl up the rest of the fingers to get them out of the way.  I think it would work really well with a capacitive stylus but the only one I tried (from ebay) was underwhelming and required way too much pressure to work/




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  Reply # 303493 1-Mar-2010 22:30
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looks pretty cool, I'll give it a try. I don't use voice to text anyway.

EDIT: I'm using SlideIT instead.

http://mobiletextinput.com/Product/SlideIT/Android/download.php 

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  Reply # 303591 2-Mar-2010 10:42
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@jamseyb0i - cheers for the link, I might give that a shot right now! I'm using swype but the word list pop up is way too intrusive, I cannot get used to it.

Cheers for the Magic by the way, that was me who bought it from TM :-)

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 303595 2-Mar-2010 11:10
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I like Swype but the only annoying thing is the constant popups (on the N1 anyway because of its screen resolution) about the screen resolution not being supported but it still works. I can type in Swype almost as fast as I can type on a regular keyboard.

I do voice to text a fair bit and am pleasantly surprised with the accuracy of the recognition.




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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 303668 2-Mar-2010 13:46
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knave: @jamseyb0i - cheers for the link, I might give that a shot right now! I'm using swype but the word list pop up is way too intrusive, I cannot get used to it.

Cheers for the Magic by the way, that was me who bought it from TM :-)


heh you're welcome, I don't like the UI of slideIT but it seems to work well and you can still type normally on it as well, backspacing takes too long and I'm not sure how to use some of the features, typing LOL translates to 'Lots of Love'.....

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  Reply # 303779 2-Mar-2010 20:25
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There is a new version that does not have the popup when you go to landscape, works perfectly.



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  Reply # 303820 2-Mar-2010 22:00
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Yes that works quite well and the popups are gone. But in landscape mode the space bar is now at the right hand side of the keyboard so it's not so good when you want to select the default word choice. I think it works better in portrait mode (your fingers don't have to move so much!)




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  Reply # 305109 6-Mar-2010 22:26
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There's now an official beta out for Swype which works really well on the N1.  It handles both portrait and landscape without hacking and has nicer screen images and icons. You can get it here

Beta Swype




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  Reply # 307063 14-Mar-2010 12:46
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idk, swype didnt work on my htc droid eris :(



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  Reply # 310217 23-Mar-2010 13:50
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leakedbeta: idk, swype didnt work on my htc droid eris :(


What release of Android are you running? Though they are the same of course, I have friends running it fine on the Motorola Droid on Verizon.




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  Reply # 310225 23-Mar-2010 14:16
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Well I just updated to 2.1, haven't tried it since

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