To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Feel the Speed: TouchPal Keyboard V5 Beta Now Available
There’s certainly no shortage of replacement keyboards out there for your Android device. Although Google’s latest offering is quite good, many of us choose to use them instead of the stock option. Two names probably spring to mind immediately, but forget about them because we are here to look at one that you may not have already heard about, and perhaps isn’t as widely recognized as it deserves to be.
TouchPal keyboard has been around for a while now, and although I haven’t used it for quite some time I was pretty excited to see a thread pop up here on XDA to say that they are looking for beta testers for the upcoming version.
While I haven’t yet taken the new version for a spin (or perhaps that should be slide), I do remember this being a very capable and user friendly keyboard which falls somewhere between “the big two” in terms of functionality. According to the TouchPal team the main new features of V5 are going to be;
- A brand new user interface
- Improvements to the TouchPal Curve feature
- Brand new contextual prediction.
Applying for the beta program is pretty simple, and everything you need to know is outlined in the forum thread. Go and check it out if you’d like to contribute to the development of this new version.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.