- 08-11-2010, 10:41 PM #2
- 08-11-2010, 11:06 PM #3
- 29 Posts
I'm trying to decide between Android and Swype. I really like the voice to text option on the Android - maybe eventually I'll use that for long texts and the swype for quick ones? Also, Swype seems to offer extra alternate symbols - don't know if they'll be useful to many people though.
BTW, I saw a friend's Droid (the one with the slide-out physical keyboard) yesterday - it only offers one keyboard style, which in plain vanilla compared to any of the Captivate keyboards. I guess having 3 keyboards to choose from is a feature added by Samsung? Do other new Android phones offer multiple keyboards? N1? Evo? DroidX? Incredible?
- 08-11-2010, 11:47 PM #4
- 08-11-2010, 11:56 PM #6
- 08-12-2010, 01:10 AM #7
- 08-12-2010, 04:29 AM #8
swype takes a little practice to get the hang of. Once you understand it though you don't want to ever go back.
If I recall correctly the guys who runs this site, Jerry and Phil both were anti swype in the beginning but now the support the keyboard.
As for default keyboards .. I believe al the manufacturers create their own keyboards
Swype itself is a licensed technology. Samsung pays the creators of Swype to allow its use on their devices. Swype is not available on Android Market.
The owners of Swype foresaw potential problems with monetizing their app through the market. Instead they decided to deal strictly with the OEM's on licensing deals.
- 08-12-2010, 05:55 AM #9
I liked the Samsung keyboard the most initially but giving swype half a chance changed all that, one hand swyping is faster and about as accurate as the other keyboards. they all take some practice and IMO it is better to practice on swype as you will get better results in the long run. Only thing is I wish it had some features of the other keyboards, and I don't like the pop-up word suggestion design.
I am trying the SwiftKey beta right now though and really liking that a lot, it is crazy accurate and somehow easier to fix things than the other keyboards. I am trying to NOT hit the right keys and it still figures out what I'm writing, so this may be a good alternative too.
- 08-12-2010, 08:06 AM #12
I like Swype better than the stock keyboard because I can enter text faster with it. Plus the stock keyboard doesn't have the option of long pressing the letter that corresponds with numbers and symbols to select instead of switching between "abc" and "sym." I really liked that feature with the Aria and was glad to see it on Swype.
- 08-12-2010, 09:05 AM #13
I sideloaded a Mutlitouch keyboard that was on one of these sites. It was Awesome. The guy made a couple in differnet colors to suit your needs. Id try to take a look for it if I were you. Its pretty sick! I think its the Evo keyboard.
- 08-12-2010, 09:15 AM #14
Re: Which keyboard
I like smart keyboard pro. It has the long press option to use ABC/123
I liked the stock one as well. The size of the droidx has allowed me to be able to easily type on all the kbs and that I can choose is such a great selling point for me.
I just love android and am glad I chose it for my first smartphone.
Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
- 08-12-2010, 10:28 PM #16
- 08-13-2010, 08:42 AM #18
- 08-13-2010, 11:18 AM #21
- 08-13-2010, 01:23 PM #22
i like how swype will recognize new words to add to dictionary.
If i start calling my friend yobbakanobi for some reason. If i type out yobbakanobi using swype and then press the spacebar it will add that word to the dictionary.
Now whenever I need to type yobbakanobi I can just sWype it out.
This feature works great even for username and fields needing an email address.
FULL OF WIN!!
- 08-13-2010, 07:34 PM #23
- 08-14-2010, 07:47 AM #25