Swype Keyboard for Android Downloads

This article summarizes all the info I have been able to gather about the various Swype keyboard releases for Android (with a focus on the Motorola Droid and WVGA 480x854 resolution).

swype keyboard input

UPDATE: I found a version that works great!

Date: 2010.05.01
Tested?: yes
Works?: Yes!
Full Version Number: 1.25.16.5612
OS: Android
Phone: Droid
Resolution: WVGA
Bugs: none so far! :)
Features: colored themes, English and Spanish; but no navigation keyboard as the old ver 0.35.3959 had.
title: New Swype Custom Themes For All Users
article: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/04/28/new-swype-custom-themes-for-everyone/
download: same link
apk: Droid.Swype.Beta.5612.apk
saved as: swype.Droid.WVGA.1.25.16.5612.mod_red.apk
comments: best Swype version of all I have tried so far! Only one without bugs on my Droid 2.1.
Bottom Line: best one! works!

If you find a better solution, please email me and I will update this post. To email me, use swype at this domain.

 

 

 


If you download one of these files, please email me with your feedback and I will update this post. To email me, use swype at this domain.

UPDATE: No need to download any of the files below! Use the link above.

 

Date: 2009
Tested?: Yes
Works?: No
Full Version Number: 0.35.3959
OS: Android
Phone: Droid
Resolution: WVGA 480 x 854
Bugs: expired
Features: has navigation keyboard; lacks blue glow on keypress, alt colors on word selection popup
title: n/a
article: n/a
download: n/a
apk: SwypeReference-WVGA854-trial-release.0.35.3959.apk
download: swype.Droid.WVGA.0.35.3959.bug_expired.apk
comments: worked well and no bugs, but expired around 2010.03.06. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it remains expired (not surprisingly).
Bottom Line: doesn't work at all.

 

Date: early 2010
Tested?: Yes
Works?: No
Full Version Number: 1.16.12.5228.219
OS: Android
Phone: Droid
Resolution: WVGA
Bugs: resolution popup on rotate?
title: Updated Swype leak, this version for WVGA devices.
article: http://forum.androidcentral.com/android-apps/7472-updated-swype-leak-ver...
download: http://www.limelinx.com/files/866de330695e69ef7c148e8db8bd3692
apk: Swype-SwypeReference-WVGA-Trial-Release.Eng-Only.1.16.12.5228.219.apk
download: swype.Droid.WVGA.1.16.12.5228.219.Eng-Only.bug_resolution.apk
comments:
"Doesn't work well with this ver. on motorola droid. Every time you use it the popup comes up."
"Yeah it's acting up on me too, I'm gonna get rid of it. This was originally intended for hvga devices, like the Hero/G1."
Bottom Line: doesn't work on Droid 2.1

 

Date: 2010.03.21
Tested?: Yes
Works?: Yes (with errors - see below)
Full Version Number: 1.25.16.5612
OS: Android
Phone: Nexus One
Resolution: WVGA
Bugs: screen rotation popup
Features: lacks navigation keyboard; has blue glow on keypress, alt colors on word selection popup.
title: Swype beta closed? Official beta APK in here!!!
"As promised, the official swype beta APK. Extracted apk file from /data/app"
"This is a working APK. Just tested on my Nexus one, its the new beta version and it works great. THANKS!"
article: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=644536
download: http://uploading.com/files/get/c1c665fe/
apk: swype.Official.Beta.1.android.inputmethod.apk (original name: com.swype.android.inputmethod.apk)
1.25.16.5612 <--- I installed this one on 2010.03.21. This is the file above.
download: swype/swype.Droid.WVGA.1.25.16.5612.bug_rotate.apk
comments: has screen rotation popup error. Also lacks navigation keys like original version had.
Bottom Line: works on Droid 2.1, but has annoying popup when you rotate the phone.

 

Date: 2010.05.01
Tested?: Yes
Works?: No
Full Version Number: 1.25.16.5652t100
OS: Android
Phone: Droid
Resolution: WVGA
Bugs: after reboot, must toggle input methods
title: Swype beta - Android Forums
article: http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/50941-swype-beta-3.html
or title: Google search
  article: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&client=ubuntu&channel=cs&ie...
download: http://www.mediafire.com/?ynm5mwmw0me
apk: com.swype.android.inputmethod.beta.1.25.16.5652t100.apk
download: swype.Droid.WVGA.1.25.16.5652t100.bug_toggleinput.apk
comments: (From forum)
"Just grabbed the new installer, still getting the error on reboot. However, I can get it working by simply switching input methods in the text field. Beofre the update I kept having to reinstall to do this."
Bottom Line: doesn't work at all on my Droid 2.1, even after trying all the workarounds.

If you have any other info to add, please email me and I will update this post. To email me, use swype at this domain.