Swype Keyboard Abandoned by Nuance as Company Shifts Focus

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Having been in the Google Play Store for the past four-plus years, the Nuance developed Swype Keyboard is no longer being developed.  The news came via XDA Developers who confirmed the news with Nuance.

Nuance will no longer be updating the Swype+Dragon keyboard for Android. We’re sorry to leave the direct-to-consumer keyboard business, but this change is necessary to allow us to concentrate on developing our AI solutions for sale directly to businesses.

It means that one of the original swipe-to-type keyboard solution for both Android and iOS is essentially dead.  The app is still available in the Play Store but it is likely a question of how much longer.

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