Tomek Kondrat · Feb 19, 2014 at 02:30 pm

Replace the Swype’s Dragon with Google Voice Recognition

For a long time, Swype was bound closely to certain OEMs. After several years of acquiring a loyal following, it was finally launched in the Google Play Store. And at the moment, Swype stands next to SwiftKey and SlideIt as the three most popular paid aftermarket keyboards on the Android platform.

Swype is great, and it has lots of fans. That said, one aspect needs some additional refinement, and that’s the Dragon voice recognition module. Rather than living up to its name as a mighty Dragon, it is at most a distinguished lizard in need of some additional power. (I wasn’t referring to you, Freddy.)

Google Voice Recognition is far better than the aforementioned Dragon. But without some digging in smali code, Swype is unable to take advantage of it. Luckily, there is an Xposed Framework module that allows you to fix this.

XDA Senior Member Danation created a module to replace Dragon with Google Voice Recognition, so now you can actually create a message by talking to your phone or tablet. Currently, the module works only with paid version of Swype available in Play Store. OEM versions aren’t supported yet, and support for free version should be added soon Actually it’s working with paid and free version of Swype and OEM editions will be added soon. Thanks to the author for letting us know! As always, you need root access and to have the latest version of Xposed Framework installed.

More information about the module and downloads can be found in the original thread. With this module, your Swype will have the real Dragonforce.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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