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Aug
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In an official communication with the company, we've been told that the Sprint-exclusive update to Swype on the Nexus S 4G will be coming to the Swype beta channel for all supported handsets this week.

The update will lack the nifty Sprint-specific skin of the Nexus S 4G version, but will contain the improved capitalization, the Swype-specific personal dictionary, and the new gesture support for launching apps like Twitter and Facebook, as well as editing text in a quick and efficient manner by providing gesture shortcuts for select all, cut, copy, and paste.

We've removed our links to the ported .apk in our previous post at the request of Swype, who have valid concerns about licensing of the Sprint-branded version which is currently floating around over at XDA. So please, we and the good folks over at Swype encourage you to be patient and wait for the official update to the app - it won't be long.

When the update is released, you'll be able to download it immediately. We're awaiting further details from Swype on exactly when this update will drop, but when we know, you'll know.

As a reminder, Swype Beta for Android is currently open. If you're not signed up, you can do so here, and gain instant access to the beta.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • J

    Does this include those of us who were "lucky" enough to have it pre-installed on our phones & haven't yet been able to update (at least not officially anyway)?

  • Ryan

    So for clarification, is the beta being updated or are ALL swype users getting the update?

    EDIT: ^ he beat me to it

  • turd furgeson

    I really wish er could petition to have the sprint branded version because this is so much sexier.... Set one up for us? You guys have contact with them... Pease? ?

  • turd furgeson

    We not er.... Damn Swype, lol

  • J Rush

    Sweet! Can't wait for the new version!

  • Mike

    Rooted T Bolt..have the ported version...STILL does not add a space automaically after a period in SMS...unreal..
    What's even more unreal is that I still use Shapewriter as my default keyboard...still better, YEARS later, than anything else on the market IMO

  • zach

    I never got into Swype. I'm a GB keyboard fan

  • http://swype.com Lisa Haworth

    need help downloading swype