Monday, December 26, 2011

Swype gets Voice Recognition

If you've been around for a while, you'll know that I'm a very big fan of Swype ever since it first showed up, nearly 5 years ago (and more recently, of TouchPal as well). If you don't know what Swype is, it's that amazing touchscreen keyboard where you can simply "draw" the word you wish, swiping your finger across the letters, and the words pop up as if by magic.

Now, Swype is going a step further, and adds voice recognition with Dragon Dication!

For now, it's limited to just a few languages, (the usual: english, french, german, italian, spanish) but Swype promises many more will be added in 2012 - which considering the number of languages Dragon Dictation supports, shouldn't be that hard to do.

Other than that, this new beta version also adds a improved language modeling algorithm, designed to increase the accuracy of its suggestions (and that learns over time), and also download any of the 50+ additional languages it supports directly from Swype's Settings window.

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