We know it’s hard to believe, but there are still people out there who own a smartphone with a touchscreen that can’t get a handle of its on-screen keyboard. That’s why applications like Swype are so important as it allows those who have trouble typing on touchscreen devices actually feel like they can hold a real conversation without the other person thinking they had a stroke due to the amount of typos they’ve sent along in their message. Today, Swype just got a little better as the application now supports phablets.
That’s right, giant phone owners. Swype has released its 1.6 version to better support phablets by giving users the option of typing with a mini keyboard in both portrait and landscape modes. Tiny-keyboard lovers will also be able to tune just how large the on-screen keyboard is by tweaking its dimensions, as well as picking a secondary language.
Swype 1.6 also offers continuous dictation as well as support for voice recognition in languages different from the current keyboard you’re using. Those of you who are interested in today’s release can head on over to the Google Play store or Amazon Appstore to pick up Swype 1.6 for just $4, which is a small price to pay for the ability to actually communicate with someone.