We love the non-traditional Swype keyboard for Android, but it has a few major annoyances — namely with the installation process of the free beta. Today's update fixes most of those problems, letting you update Swype automatically without losing any of your settings.
Previously, every time Swype came out with an update, you had to uninstall Swype, re-download the Swype Installer, then install Swype using the installer. Now, once you install the newest version, you can get rid of that Swype Installer entirely. Swype will notify you when a new version comes out and will update itself, without any uninstallation. It'll also save your dictionary and settings, so you don't have to re-add your name, favourite swear words or leet speak to the dictionary every time you get a new version. Hit the link to see what other minor changes have come to Swype, and to get the new version for your phone.
Swype Beta is a free download for Android phones running 2.0 and up.