Nuance Announces Availability of Swype on Google Play

  Nuance Announces Availability of Swype on Google Play

 Latest Version of Swype, the World’s Most Powerful Learning, Living Keyboard
                              Launches for $0.99

Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- April 24, 2013

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced, based on
incredible consumer demand, that it has launched the latest version of its
successful living, learning Swype keyboard for Android smartphones and tablets
on the Google Play Store. Swype was the first to deliver keyboards with
continuous touch innovation, and has since reached more than 500 million users
worldwide. And now Swype is easier than ever to download for just $0.99, for a
limited time. A 30-day free trial is also available.

Swype is the most personal, powerful and customizable four-in-one keyboard for
Android, allowing people to quickly glide their finger from one letter to the
next to input text – or simply tap, speak or handwrite letters, numbers and
symbols. Swype is a living, learning keyboard that continuously updates each
user’s personal language model with the words and phrases they use the most –
and with opt-in connected services you can also get the words and phrases
trending around the world through the power of crowdsourcing. And Swype can
follow a user from one device to another with Backup and Sync – so it is the
only keyboard people ever need.

“Swype was a game changer when first unveiled, and ever since, it has
continued to set the bar for intuitive and intelligent keyboard innovation –
so much so that others have tried to follow,” said Mike Thompson, executive
vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Based on the incredible
success of our beta program and our vocal customers, we decided to extend the
power of Swype to more Android users through Google Play. Android users
deserve the best keyboard – settling for an alternative is no longer

Over the last year, Nuance researched text input preferences and usage styles
of Swype users. By analyzing millions of input patterns, the team identified
four distinct keyboard personas. The latest version of Swype incorporates
these learnings to deliver a keyboard specifically designed to adapt to the
keyboard personalities:

  *Swype’r: Swype’s success is based on its core Swype algorithm and advanced
    language models –it has set the bar and others have followed. Swype’rs
    quickly and easily move from one letter to the next, and combined with
    XT9, Swype predicts words and phrases as they input text making it the
    fastest input experience available.

  *Typer: The Typer uses both hands and enters text as fast as possible
    without paying much attention to the screen until the end of the sentence.
    But Typers will not sacrifice accuracy with Swype’s XT9 Sloppy Type
    algorithms and Smart Touch, which adjusts to typing styles based on where
    fingers hit the screen. And Swype’s Smart Editor is an added bonus as it
    suggests edits based on the entire sentence.
  *Tapper: The Tapper is methodical and precise and often looks back and
    forth between the keyboard and the output, making extensive use of Swype’s
    word completion and next word prediction. Swype has the most robust
    language models that predict even the longest commonly used phrases. For
    example, the phrase ”Dancing with the Stars” will appear as an entire
    phrase just as soon as the word “Dancing” is tapped.
  *Dictator: Dictators love the ability to quickly and easily speak their
    text with the power of Dragon, just by hitting the Dragon flame on the
    Swype keyboard. Dragon offers incredible flexibility when multitasking,
    hands-busy, or simply on the go.

Swype for Google Play also features:

  *Expanded Living Language Dialect Support – Swype’s Living Language now
    adds support for over 20 dialects. For Swype users in Australia, Swype
    automatically loads local words like lollies (candy), arvo (afternoon),
    and brekky (breakfast).
  *Smart Touch – Smart Touch adjusts to each user’s personal input patterns.
    If a person consistently taps between G & H, but usually wants G, Swype
    will learn and adapt, so G is selected each time.
  *Smart Reselect – When a user reselects a word for editing, Swype’s Smart
    Editor technology enables the device to consider the words before and
    after allowing for better replacement options.
  *Dragon Mobile Assistant – For Swype users that have both Nuance’s Dragon
    Mobile Assistant and Swype, gliding their finger from the Swype key to the
    Dragon flame will provide quick and easy access to the powerful personal
    mobile assistant app for Android. Dragon now features unique proactive
    assistant and location sharing capabilities, making it easier than ever to
    find and meet up with friends, get automatically dialed into your next
    conference call, and hear text messages read aloud as they come in.
  *New Keyboard Themes – Swype now has 13 keyboard themes with the addition
    of our new Holo and Artic designs.

With unmatched accuracy, predictive text, personalized experiences,
crowd-sourced language models in real time, all across devices – Swype
continues to be the best keyboard for Android.


Swype is now available for download on Google Play with a limited time price
of $0.99. To learn more, visit

For those interested in remaining part of the beta program for new upcoming
Swype features, visit

Some items listed are opt-in connected features and are not required to use
the Swype learning, living, keyboard. They include crowd-sourced updates
(living language dialect support), hot words, backup and sync, and Dragon

Swype is a part of Nuance’s portfolio of voice, touch and natural language
understanding innovations that are defining a new generation of intelligent
systems and personal assistant technologies, which include Dragon
NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Assistant for Intel-inspired
Ultrabooks, Nuance Voice Ads, Dragon Dictation, Dragon Go!, Dragon Mobile
Assistant, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon ID, and Dragon Voicemail to Text.
With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the
world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from
leading manufacturers and operators. To learn more visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and
language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its
technologies, applications and services make the user experience more
compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems.
Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s
proven applications. For more information, please visit

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