According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
All-in-One Toolkit for the HTC One
While the device itself may have been delayed, that hasn’t stopped people preparing themselves for the day that they are finally able to get their hands on HTCs latest (perhaps make or break) offering, the HTC One. XDA Recognized Developer Hasoon2000 has already released an all in one toolkit for the device. If you aren’t familiar with Hasoon’s work, he has created toolkits for a multitude of different devices, such as the the HTC Desire V, Desire S, Explorer, the One X+, the Droid DNA, and many more.
This particular tool kit follows the precedent and offers a selection of features that any self respecting HTC device tweaker should need at least once, such as unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery and flashing a kernel. For those who might be new to modifying their device, the GUI is actually laid out in such a way that the initial rooting process is little more complex than pressing the appropriate buttons in the right order.
There are also numerous other features, which more experienced users you may well find to be handy time savers. So if you are expecting to get your hands on a shiny new HTC One in the near future, be sure to check out the original thread for more information.
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