Android 4.0 makes some of the biggest changes to the Android ecosystem since it first hit smartphones, many of which tweak the way the OS handles things behind the scenes. Those change don’t necessarily play nice with some currently available software, as is the case with a change in how Android registers the screen resolution of any given handset. The tweak has sunk alternative keyboard Swype’s battleship for the time being.
Swype’s method of text entry — swiping a finger across letters to spell out words — relies heavily on knowing the relative position of your finger in relation to the screen and software as a whole. While new Galaxy Nexus owners will be unable to install Swype on their phones, the company says it is currently working on pumping out a solution. No word was given on the time frame, but the vastly improved stock keyboard found in Ice Cream Sandwich should suffice until our little swiping friend finds a home in Android 4.0.