One of the best keyboard alternatives in the game has just gotten a substantial update. The biggest item on its agenda was the addition of word prediction— and Swype has successfully achieved that. Swype has included something called Next Word Prediction which you guessed it: gets smarter based off a user’s historical usage. This technology is based off Nuance’s own XT9 standard and adapts to how a user communicates. In addition, Swype has included a new voice-text dictionary sync which allows you to add both text and speech to an internal database— which further helps with users being able to communicate better with others. Some of the other tidbits featured in the new update include the ability to download over 55 languages and a brand-spankin’ new 4-in-1 keyboard, which includes the ability to allow users to type words by drawing letters and numbers using their fingertips.
The new version is available as a beta now, so interested parties will want to hit the source link in order to test out the new updates, but first you’ll want to hit past the break and check out the full presser.
Here’s some news to make some Samsung Galaxy Tab owners happy. News just got out that Samsung plans on pushing out the coveted Android 4.0 update for its tablets starting next month and into the month of August. The Galaxy Tab models confirmed to receive the update are:
- GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
- GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
- GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
- GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
- GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
According to an anonymous source, in addition to receiving the usual tidbits found in Ice Cream Sandwich, those Galaxy Tab users will have the pleasure of also looking forward to improved battery life and speed of the devices. Sounds like a good thing is about to get a smidge better folks. Happy days for you Galaxy Tab owners!
Well, isn’t this a nice surprise for users of Verizon’s original DROID Incredible? Verizon just approved a new update for the two-year old device. Update 4.08.605.15 fixes the following:
Device Features, Improvements & Fixes
- Record and send a Visual Voice Mail to up to 10 recipients while seeing all parties in a list.
- Improvements made in Bluetooth® Car connectivity.
Applications & Widgets
- Resolved issue where purchased Verizon App ringtones could not be saved to the device.
We have to give HTC and Verizon a hand for continuing to support older devices. The update should be on its way very soon. Hit the source link for details.
Just yesterday we reported what could be the final ICS build for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX has leaked and that a pending official update could just be around the corner. Well, today that corner just got even closer. Invites to test out a “new software release” has been sent out to testers and while there was no given indication on what the software is, we’re confident that it is indeed the official ICS update for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX. A tip has suggested that this testing phase will begin on June 22 and the full public rollout should happen on June 27th.
Does this excite any RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners out there? This ICS update is just dying to get out to the public!
source: Droid Life
A statement released by a Sprint representative via their website has informed us that they are running behind on a number of their Samsung Galaxy SIII pre-orders. While they are still optimistic that they can meet every one of their pre-orders on time, Sprint says there will be a chance that they could be a “day or two late.” Sprint’s 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy SIII will be available for web sales and tele sales starting June 21, and will be available in stores the following week. Here is the full statement from Sprint: Read more
It was last Fall when Apple unveiled their voice assistant called Siri. Then last week, Apple announced a new and improved Siri for iOS 6. So far there still hasn’t been an answer from Google and the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has accelerated it’s plans to launch its Siri competitor.
We already knew Google has something up their sleeve called Majel. That could just be an internal codename or the final name, but Google definitely wants to answer Apple on this one. Of course Google already has voice actions baked into Android, but mainstream consumers really don’t know about it. With Siri’s popularity, consumers need something to identify with. Samsung even came up with their own, but really didn’t name it. They just called it S Voice. I think naming the assistant is a tad corny, but ultimately it makes sense for the average consumer.
Two days ago we reported that Verizon was sending out texts to the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners that an update to Ice Cream Sandwich was looming and just around the corner. And today, an ICS build running on the RAZR has leaked with the build number of 6.16.211. Reports state that this is the latest and newest build Motorola has built for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX, thus this could very well be the final build that will be sent out to the public. The Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX are two fine pieces of hardware and the upgrade to ICS will only make it even better. Any RAZR and RAZR MAXX users out there excited about this?
The DROID Incredible 2 is getting an update to software version 6.01.605.05 710RD (no, it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich yet). This 32MB update fixes a social network image download bug some folks were having, and also enables the device’s Wireless Alerting System. Verizon just approved this update so it should be coming very soon. Watch for it!
Verizon DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners started receiving text messages from Verizon reminding them that their phones will “soon be upgraded to Android 4.0.” According to Motorola, the update is still due in the second quarter, which means it should arrive within the next two weeks. The full message follows:
Free Verizon Message: Your phone will soon be upgraded to Android 4.0. At that time we will remove your Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app because it is not supported on Android 4.0. Please download a new instant messaging app to use IM on your phone. Thank you for using Mobile IM!
Interestingly, Verizon is killing off their own Verizon Wireless Mobile IM app since it is incompatible with Ice Cream Sandwich.
source: motorola owner’s forum
For those of you literally scouring the web for any and every bit of DROID Bionic news you can find, here’s a big tidbit for you. With the previous soak tests now complete, update 5.9.905 is well underway to a DROID Bionic near you. You should be receiving the update via OTA shortly so keep checking. Compared to other updates, it’s a rather small one however, it will address a number of bugs such as the LTE data issues most have been experiencing. Remember, to check for an update go to Settings–>About phone–>System updates. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the update in the comments below.
source: Droid Life