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...
AOSP ROM for the Verizon Samsung Fascinate
Anyone on a Fascinate can proceed to thanking jt1134, birdman, and many others for working on AOSP for the Fascinate. The ROM is in Alpha at the moment but is making progress. Currently, it is close to a daily driver with the following working features:
- SMS Both Ways
- Calls Outgoing & Incoming (for the most part)
- WiFi Tether
- Camera works (Black and White preview only but works)
This ROM is not fully done, so please don’t report any issues to the developers as they know what is and isn’t working. That is the main reason the thread for the ROM is locked. Use at your own risk as this ROM is in its Alpha stage. We hope you enjoy this ROM in all of its AOSP goodness, be sure to check out the ROM thread!
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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...