New Swype Beta Gets Official Release

Android: If you missed the boat on the new version of the Swype Beta, now is your chance. The latest beta of Swype is live and available to download now, and can be installed on any Android phone, rooted or not.

We took a look at the features available in the new beta on Monday, but some of the big ones include the ability to use the Swype key to execute gestures to open applications and perform specific functions. For example, pressing the Swype button+T opens Twitter for Android. Swype+F opens Facebook for Android. Swype+C copies text, and Swype+V pastes it.

Additionally, the new version allows you to save custom dictionaries full of words that you want the app to remember and not correct, like place names, nicknames or other uncommon words. If you’re already in the Swype Beta, you’ll need to remove the app (but not the installer!) and use the SwypeInstaller app to download and install the latest version. If you don’t have the installer, you can download it from Swype’s homepage.

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