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...
Attention Sony Fans… Xperia X8 Forums Added
You guys asked for it and after much deliberation, we finally decided to give Sony’s latest family member a home on the XDA forum. The Xperia X8 is a mid range Android phone, which entered the mobile device market back in October. It seemed pretty obvious from the numerous requests that the device was gaining popularity, so we gave it a place were owners can talk and discuss a bit regarding some of its key advantages, weaknesses, and most importantly, to do some development work on the device.
Keep an eye out for this device and for the Sony brand in general, as it seems that they are jumping in the “device a month” band-wagon that most other manufacturers are going with lately.
Do you own a X8 already? Have you done anything to it that you would like to share with the rest of the world? Come join us in the Xperia X8 forum.
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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...