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...
CyanogenMod 10.1.0 RC1 Released for Various Devices
We’ve featured various large-scale, cross-device ROMs on the Portal throughout the years, but it’s hard to argue that any particular ROM has earned the notoriety seen by CyanogenMod. After humble beginnings on the T-Mobile G1, CyanogenMod has grown into a huge project kept alive by dozens of developers throughout the world. In fact, today’s release is available for 40 devices at the time of writing.
So what’s the significance of CyanogenMod 10.1.0? Aside from being based on Android 4.2.2, this is the first time since Ice Cream Sandwich that Release Candidate nomenclature has been used. And coming in as one of the final milestone releases prior to the official release of CM10.1, one can be almost assured of a relatively bug-free experience.
Anyway, that’s enough yapping. Most of you flashaholics can’t wait to get started. More information can be found in the official CyanogenMod blog. To get started with the downloads, visit the CyanogenMod Mirror Network directly. Those looking discuss your findings can undoubtedly do so within the device-specific forums on XDA. And most importantly, if you find yourself grateful for these developers’ tireless efforts make sure you donate to the team.
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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...