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...
Benchmark Filesystem Improvements with RealBench
Are you someone who likes to get some quality benchmark statistics out of your Android device? XDA forum member RyanZA definitely is and the dev got sick of using Quadrant, so he decided to write his own application – RealBench!
Currently, RealBench provides one benchmark (more coming soon), that heavily stresses the filesystem for both reading and writing, as well has heavily stressing ram and the garbage collector. The benchmark is designed to do as poorly as possible with the Samsung Galaxy S’s stock problems. RealBench lists the current FPS at the top of the screen while it’s running.
The dev is requesting that members test RealBench out on other Android devices such as the Google Nexus One and to please report back.
To download the app and help with feedback, check out the application 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...