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...
Android Sense Theme for Windows Mobile
Many critics found HTC’s Sense interface a welcome change to the default Windows Mobile homescreen when it first appeared as TouchFlo some years ago. Since then, the application has been ported to Android, with its Windows Mobile incarnations unfortunately lacking some of the style of the port to the former operating system. However, over on the HD2 forums, XDA developer MrBeOTP2 has been hard at work on transferring some of Sense for Android’s trademark sheen to the Windows Mobile plaftorm.
The theming project makes the most of the stylistic freedom offered by the popular Co0kie’s Home Tab modification. Soft keys, program icons and the lock screen have all been skinned accordingly, and the theme includes a unique wallpaper which complements the softer edges of the on-screen graphics.
If you own a WVGA device, you can give the theme a try by following the instructions and downloading the files found in the theme thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.
The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...