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 11 Nightlies For Many, Motorola Open Sources Moto G, Chromecast Mirroring Coming? – XDA Developer TV
Android 4.4.1 KitKat is now available for the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi-only version. Official KitKat is also available for the Nexus 10! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices get unofficial Android 4.4 KitKat and the article talking about browsing every AOSP code commit in Android 4.4.1 KitKat!
In other important news, Jordan talks about the announcement that CyanogenMod 11.0 M1 is available for current Nexus devices. Also, there are official OmniROM nightlies for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE. Finally, Motorola open sources the Moto G! Be sure to check out other videos on on XDA Developer TV. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Android 4.4.1 OTA Update Now Available for the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi As Well!
- Android 4.4.1 KOT49E OTA Available for the Google Nexus 10, Sideload Now!
- Browse Every New AOSP Code Commit in Android 4.4.1
- Android 4.4.1 Hints at Upcoming Chromecast Mirroring
- 2011 Sony Ericsson Xperia Devices Taste Android 4.4 KitKat
- CyanogenMod 11.0 M1 Released for Current Nexus Devices
- Official CyanogenMod 11 Nightlies Now Available for Many Devices, 4.4.1-Based Builds by Tomorrow
- Official OmniROM Nightlies for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE
- Skip the Wait and Save Your Bandwidth: OmniROM Adds Incremental OTA System
- Motorola Releases Open Source Files for the Moto G
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