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...
Change Your WiFi Country Code to Access WiFi Networks on All Channels
Have you ever found yourself unable to detect WiFi networks on your Android device that would show up fine on others devices? This can be frustrating, especially when the only network(s) available don’t show up. Luckily, there is now an easy solution for this, as long as you have a rooted Android device running ICS or Jelly Bean.
The problem is commonly caused by your phone’s WiFi country code. Simply changing that country code to another that supports all WiFi channels fixes it. While it can be done manually by editing certain files, XDA Forum Member MIMi King developed an app that does it for you with no hassle.
Currently, the app is in beta and isn’t available at Play Store, but you can download its APK and sideload it to your device. The download link and usage instructions can be found at the forum thread.
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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...