Swype 1.6 for Android adds mini keyboards for big screens

Swype 16 brings continuous dictation, mini keyboards for big screens

Nuance isn't letting SwiftKey's customizable keyboard layouts go unanswered. The company has just launched Swype 1.6, a big update to its Android add-on that provides a similar amount of control. Users with giant phones can choose separate mini keyboards for both landscape and portrait views, and exacting typists can either fine-tune the dimensions or pick a secondary language. There's also a pair of upgrades for those who don't like to type at all -- Swype now offers both continuous dictation as well as support for voice recognition in a different language than the keyboard. Whatever your input preferences, you can buy a fresh copy of Swype 1.6 for $4 from either Google Play or the Amazon Appstore.