Swype, the replacement keyboard for Android devices which makes use of swiping gestures, has finally been released on the Google Play Store. The app, which had previously been in what seemed like an eternal beta, had been installed as the default keyboard on certain mobile phones (such as Samsung’s Galaxy devices) but finally all users can now make use of it.
Swype promises to learn your typing style, and adjust itself accordingly so that predictions are more accurate. One advantage of Swype over other replacement keyboards is that there is just one version which is the same across phones and tablets – there are extra layouts for tablets but you don’t have to buy two separate apps.
I must admit that having bought SwiftKey a long time ago, and now that SwiftKey has the new Flow feature, I have no reason to switch back to Swype (which was the default keyboard on my first Android device, a Samsung Galaxy S), but for a limited time the app is available for just 65p, which has to be worth a try for anyone looking for a replacement keyboard (a free trial version is also available).