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...
Full Unofficial Dump For Galaxy Nexus
Thanks to XDA member cdesai, we learned about a leaked build of ICL23D for the Galaxy Nexus. The original thread on xda was started by XDA member efrant and it was based on the findings at Modaco by Paul O’Brien. This is not a final build and the dump is in pieces, so unless you are familiar with dealing with tar files and such, it is strongly recommended that you leave this alone and to the experts to be more precise.
More specifically, the build contains the boot image, the recovery image, and the system image as well. Again, keep in mind that this is not a final release and as such, there is no way to know whether the launched thing will even resemble this one. However, this is something that devs on other platforms may be able to use in order to get us one step closer to ICS for other devices out already available.
Please post your experiences with this if you were able to do anything at all with it. Just remember, there is more than just building a rom from this (extracting apps, etc), so have a go at it, share what you can find, and enjoy the ride!
So I just downloaded it, and it is all the files in the /system partition.
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