Evo Swype version lacks

Which keyboard will you probably use as default?


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crxssi

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First thing I did when I started using the phone was realize it was not Swype input. So I turned it on. Whew.... love Swype and can't imagine using a keyboard without that technology now.

Much later I tried to write a review of a program in Google Play Store. I decided to try the new Google word-by-word "voicewriter". So I press the mic button and start to dictate. IT IS THE OLD VOICE RECOG! I was like, hey- I thought ICS was supposed to have this super cool continuous voice dictation mode!

I switch back to the Sense keyboard and try the mic there. Lo and behold, the great new voice system is what is launched with the mic button.

So, we have to choose between a less functional keyboard (Sense) with great voice input option or a great gesture-based keyboard with a crappy voice input option. We can't "win" (at least, not with the current stock choices). So which will you choose? Here- I will add a poll to find out...
 
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Could be something that Swype devs have to update for the EVO. Have to keep an eye on this as time goes by...
 

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If you go to settings > language & keyboard> sense input then select trace keyboard. so then you can swype on the sense keyboard.

i hope this helps
 
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If you go to settings > language & keyboard> sense input then select trace keyboard. so then you can swype on the sense keyboard.

i hope this helps

I had no idea that option even existed! Very interesting. I tried it some and it does work, although it seems to be far less accurate than Swype :( I have revised my previous posting now, but it looks like I am not allowed/able to modify the poll to correct the wording.
 

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I use voice with Swype quit a bit. What is the difference with the new voice input with Sense? What does it bring to the table? What is different?
 

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I have revised my previous posting now, but it looks like I am not allowed/able to modify the poll to correct the wording.
Correct, once a poll is initiated you can't modify its question/options. Even as Moderators we don't have the power to change it, its just setup that way in the vBulletin (program) that the forum runs on, from what I know.
 

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Regardless of what keyboard you use, when the keyboard pops up there is a keyboard icon in the upper left. Drop down the notification bar and tap Select input method. One of the options is Google voice typing. When you select this option the google voice dictator function takes over for the keyboard and will allow you to do the word-by-word dictation. When you are done, you hit the done button and it will return the input mode back to what it was before. So, this keyboard icon that pops up in the notification bar allows you to quick switch the input option. This should allow you to use the Swype that you love and get to the voice dictation option quickly.
 
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I like Swype but I have always liked the Sense keyboard, too. Less so on my E3D since they did away with the arrow keys, but now that they're back with Sense 4.0, I'll be a happy camper. The only thing left is to actually get the phone, but that's just a formality.
 

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The voice input is frustrating to me in that not everyone talks the same. We all have accents and it seems to me that the voice input only takes a flat inflection - almost a "no accent". I'm from the South so I have a southern accent and it has a hard time understanding me even if I try to enunciate carefully. That was the ONLY good thing on the crackberry, that it actually walked you through various phrases so it would "know" your voice.
 

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