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...
Get Greenify-Like Functionality on Gingerbread with Xposed
Despite all of the advances that Android devices have made over the years, battery life remains as an issue for most of us who use our devices heavily while on the go. Luckily, there are a variety of tools available to help us manage battery life a little better. One such tool is Greenify.
Unfortunately for users of legacy devices, Greenify is only compatible with Android 4.0 and up. And while the vast majority of users have already switched to newer OS builds, there are still those who can’t afford or don’t feel the need to upgrade to newer devices. And since the app is closed source, there isn’t a chance of backport.
Luckily, XDA Forum Member liudongmiao made an Xposed module designed to work with Gingerbread version of Xposed Framework. The module functions quite similarly to Greenify, but it doesn’t require more modern versions of Android.
If you are still using Gingerbread and want to optimize your battery life, head over to the module thread and give this a shot.
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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...