Nuance ends development of Swype and Dragon keyboard for Android and iOS

Swype Keyboard app updates are dead

For the longest time, one of the advantages of Android over iOS was the ability to use third-party keyboard apps available on the Play Store. Just keep in mind that no future updates are coming and that it might stop working as both Android and iOS introduce new updates. While Apple's native iOS keyboard is less fully featured but does include next-word prediction built in.

We've reached out to Nuance for additional information, and have yet to hear back.

The popularity of Swype among Android users was also inevitable, given that the app came pre-installed on some smartphones from manufacturers like Huawei. The user complied and provided what was needed but received a response that suggested the app was no longer supported by the developer. "Dancedar" who uses a Googe Pixel 2 phone happened to experience Sywpe crashing on his phone after a reboot.

However, we are sad to announce that Swype+Dragon for Android has faced end of development.

The statement seems clear. They apologized for leaving the direct-to-consumer keyboard business but said the change was necessary to allow them to concentrate on developing their AI solutions for sale directly to businesses. He's not spoken to Nuance about that yet, but noted that he'd love to have it if it wasn't going to be used.

However over time as more keyboard apps introduced similar features, Swype slowly faded into the background and it looks like it has since been officially discontinued. This change will then allow the group to work on AI solutions.

Several sources supposedly communicated with Nuance to confirm if the product is indeed no longer supported.

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