Swype takes SwiftKey head on, debuting on Google Play

While SwiftKey has always been available directly to consumers, Swype has distributed its virtual keyboard through device makers. That changes on Wednesday, though, as Nuance releases Swype into the consumer marketplace.

Swype’s new “living keyboard” doesn’t just predict: It learns

Swype just got a whole lot smarter. Nuance is updating Swype with the same sophisticated contextual-anguage technologies it uses in its speech-recognition products. The result is what Nuance is calling a “living keyboard” — one that can learn both its user’s vocabulary and his habits.