Swype is finally losing its Beta tag and is currently available in the Google Play store as a 30 day free trial version and a 99c version.
Yesterday, Amazon started to roll out Version 7.2.2 software update for the 7″ Kindle Fire HD.
When it comes to after-market keyboard replacement apps, there are quite a few out there but, for the most part, the only one that really has made any major headway seems to be Swype.To be honest, I’d not a huge fan of Swype and prefer the default keyboard, but for many people it’s a wonderful choice with just one major flaw- it’s made for one-handed input, and some users would rather have a keyboard that works great with both hands.
I’m still partial to physical keyboards myself, but an increasing number of people are turning to touchscreen only devices. They may not necessarily like “tapping” a virtual keyboard, that’s why technology like Nuance T9 Trace is so great.
You simply swipe your finger across the screen to form words rather than tapping on individual letters. Much like conventional T9 predictive text on a numeric keypad, T9 Trace will try its best to predict the word you’re trying to spell, even if your finger-swiping isn’t 100% accurate.
Some people, like me, prefer having a hardware-based QWERTY keyboard, because it feels easier typing out text messages and emails. Other people like the touchscreen interface, but they wish there was something faster than QWERTY or T9. It seemed like Swype may have been the way of the future, but it now has a substantial […]
For text message enthusiasts around the world, T9 had to be one of the greatest inventions of all time. Instead of pressing “2” three times to get at the letter “C”, you could just press it once. The system would then predict which letter you needed based on context and the other letters in the […]
Amazon Appstore giveaway includes OfficeSuite Professional 7, Sonic 4 Episode II, Riptide GP2, and many more.
Friday has arrived once again, and that means another “Best Apps of the Week” roundup here at Mobile Magazine.
Have an international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or more specially model GT-N7100? Exciting news, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now available for your downloading pleasure.
The MyTouch series from T-Mobile is back with two new devices, a slate phone and a slideout QWERTY phone. These new phones are going to be manufactured by Huawei and will make their way into the hands of consumers tarting on the 8th of August for just $50, with a mail-in rebate of $50 as well.
While there are plenty of different keyboards available on the market for Android, Siine attempts to make typing easier by giving you easier ways to input time, phrases, and notations into your messages with just a few simple swipes.
ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.
Toshiba seems to be cooking up something in time for the holiday season. No, it’s not your favorite sushi or tempura but some sassy gadgets that will surely make your mouth water as well. The AT 200 is not the only tablet the company is planning to launch when it announced the latest addition to its Thrive Tablet collection—the Thrive 7” Tablet.
Samsung has announced four new Galaxy Android-based devices, and has also come up with a new naming system for all Galaxy smartphones to simplify things for consumers. Or to make them more complicated. It really depends on how you look at it. The four new phones, the Galaxy W, Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro, all run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and fall under the new naming system, or the “SRWMY” scale.
Bigger, better, faster than ever, the Motorola Droid X2 is set for a May 26 launch on Verizon Wireless. Pre-orders begin today, so if you were in the market for the Droid successor, wanted a 4.3-inch scratch-resistant, anti-reflective qHD Display packing an 8 MP camera with autofocus, HD Video recording, HDMI, all powered by a dual-core 1 GHZ CPU, this may be for you.
It used to be that HTC was the clear-cut leader in the smartphone arena, but many other companies are competing for the crown these days. HTC isn’t the only Android game in town and Samsung has really carved a nice-sized market share for itself with the Galaxy S line. Even more so as of recent with the introduction of the Google Nexus S. The Samsung Galaxy S is offered as the AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and Rogers Captivate.
Samsung has apparently given up on Symbian, but they’ve still got plenty of other smartphone operating systems at their disposal. One of the most noteworthy is the in-house developed Bada OS, which debuted with the first Samsung Wave. Well, the relatively new smartphone OS has already paved the way for a sequel.
Loaded with a 1Ghz processor, Android 2.1 and skinned with TouchWiz – whether that’s a good thing or bad is up to you – Samsung is sending the Fascinate to Verizon Wireless. The Fascinate is Verizon’s specific brand of the Galaxy S, it will sell for $200 on-contract.
Digging the idea of going 4G on your mobile phone, but you’d prefer something a little different from the Taiwan-sourced HTC EVO 4G? The wait is almost over. You will soon get a Korean alternative from Sprint when it launches the much anticipated Samsung Epic 4G.
After all kinds of rumors, leaks, and hearsay, the official word has finally been slammed down by Big Red. The Motorola Droid 2 is indeed a real phone and it is indeed making its way over to Verizon Wireless, and it’s coming real soon too.
Giving the iPhone 4 a run for its money, the Samsung Epic 4G destined for Sprint brings dual cameras, with LED flash and HD (720p) video recording to the table. Running on Android 2.1, with a 2.2 update in the near future, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS and six-axis motion sensor.
The teaser trailer that we saw yesterday which some believed seemed to reveal more about the DROID X than we originally first saw. Well, some of those “leaks” were correct, and others were not. Verizon Wireless and Motorola hosted a big event earlier today to officially unveil the DROID X and it looks to be quite the hot smartphone. Instead of that “leaked” July 2 launch date, we are looking at a July 15 release for this device. They also revealed the par-for-the-course $199 price point when paired with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.
Just because you want to get one of the newest Google Android phones doesn’t mean that you need to take out a second mortgage on your home. Addressing the more affordable end of the market is the newly launched Motorola Quench from Rogers Wireless. While not getting the same kind of attention as the Motorola Backflip or offering the same kind of high-end finish as the Motorola Milestone, the Motorola Quench can easily hold its own in the Android world.
It looks like the news is coming out fast and furious from CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas. Contending to be one of the hottest new smartphones to hit the limelight – the Samsung Galaxy S is a “super” updated version of the Samsung Galaxy that has already been floating around the market. Samsung is pretty proud of this little phone, especially since there isn’t much that is small about it. For starters, you get a large four-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display, which will rock for web and video since the DivX certification its garnered for HD video playback at 720p resolution.