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Swype Kicks Back with Dragon Dictation Technology

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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Swype, the (seemingly) original swipe-style keyboard has creeped out of it’s niche and improved it’s speech-to-text dictation software. The Android keyboard now boasts Dragon Dictation; a well known speech recognition program first found on Windows computers.

Dragon Dictation is a big name, but using it in the real world proves it’s not as perfect as you’d expect. it is however a definite improvement on the native speech recognition software Android offers.

We were hoping for something similar to the real time dictation service on Android Icecream Sandwich, but sadly Swype’s is used in the same way as the native version – start, talk, stop.

To try out this version of Swype head on over to beta.swype.com.

Posted 28th Dec 2011
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  • sap

    yeah come on smart phones, give us real time dictation! I want to be able to read what people are saying. just beefup the computer power and do it! there must be one hundred million people who are hard of hearing who would love it!