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...
Debian Linux on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Running an OS meant for a traditional computer on an Android phone is always an interesting experience. As such, most devices—even older ones—are given the option to load Linux at some point. This is the case for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, as it can now run Debian, and quite well, at that.
XDA Senior Member fotak-x posted the guide that not only includes instructions, but also download links for the files required and a Debian package that actually works on the aging X8. The process isn’t overly complicated either. With the simple instructions, users really only need a custom kernel and 4GB or larger SD Card. From there, users download the proper files and install VNC Viewer for Android, and then type a few simple commands. What is perhaps even more impressive than successfully running a full Linux distro is that users are reporting no lag when using it, which is impressive considering the X8 runs on a 600MHz processor.
Xperia X8 owners looking for something fresh should continue on to the original thread to get started.
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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...