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.