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...
Big Android BBQ – Meet the XDA Moderator Team – XDA Developer TV
Fresh from the Big Android BBQ, XDA Developer TV Producer Azrienoch sat down with a group of XDA staff. Azrienoch talks to them about their experiences at the Big Android BBQ and XDA in general. So if you ever wanted to put a couple faces to usernames of the XDA Staff, now is your chance.
The video includes: XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler; XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Senior Moderator, and XDA News Writer Chainfire; XDA Developer Committee Member, Senior Moderator, and XDA News Writer jerdog; XDA Developer Committee Member, XDA Moderator Committee Member, and XDA News Writer NotATreoFan; XDA Senior Moderator, Recognized Contributor, and Recognized Themer Liaison PG101; XDA Senior Moderator M_T_M; XDA Forum Moderator mf2112; and XDA Forum Moderator, XDA News Writer, and holder of possibly the largest post count on XDA orb3000. Check out this video.
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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...