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Swype Android Keyboard App Features Dragon Dictation

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by Erica Thinesen
, 22 Dec 2011News

The Swype for Android keyboard application has received an update which provides support for Nuance's Dragon Dictation.

The app, first launched in a TechCrunch, provides users an easier way to type on the virtual keyboard - allowing them to type without lifting their fingers. These new features are the result of a business deal in which Nuance acquired Swype for $100 million this past October.

The first, most notable feature, is the integration with Dragon Dictation, Nuance's voice activated typing solution. This feature allows users to dictate messages to the Swype keyboard which types it out.

Swype claims the updated version comes with 40 percent improvement in voice transcriptions and is capable of improving as it learns. The app includes support for English, French, Spanish, Italian and German - more languages to be added soon, reports AndroidOS.in.

The company also claims the update also includes new abilities that let the app analyse what users have already typed in the past and make word suggestions accordingly, to make typing via Swype much faster.

The update, however, is not available for versions of Swype that come pre-installed on some Android smartphones.

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