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...
Chainfire Announces SuperSU Icon Winners with v1.0 of SuperSU
We talk a lot about the importance of developers here at XDA because the reality is XDA was born for developers and exists for developers. So when one of our own consistently puts out significant and useful applications, we make sure to talk about it. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire is one of those. His work with CF-Root, Triangle Away, ExynosAbuse, PerfMon, FAAPT, adbd Insecure, and more is second to none. With SuperSU, he introduced an icon competition to pick the next icon for the upcoming version 1.00 of SuperSU. Now, both have reached completion.
With the icon competition, Chainfire decided to deploy some new SuperSU features into the mix, including the ability to choose from one of the four finalists for your app icon. Using SuperSU’s new UI enhancements, you choose the app icon in the Settings menu. The four choices are now:
It goes without saying that the new icons are spiffy, and the new features for SuperSU are as well. To add to the icon selection, SuperSU now has theme selection, convert to system app, 7″ tablet support, reworked shell detection, and much more. To find out more about the new features, visit the original thread and help support Chainfire’s continued contributions to the community.
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