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...
Google I/O 2012 Developer Review – XDA TV
Another year of the defining event for all things Google and, most importantly, Android developers has now passed, and many exciting announcements have been made. Our Portal Administrator Will Verduzco was live watching the events unfold. XDA-Developers has added forums for the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q device, both announced at Google I/O 2012. There has been a flurry of activity regrading the latest version on Android, Jelly Bean, since its announcement this week.
While all these announcements are exciting to both developers and users, Google I/O 2012 had a bunch of information for Android developers that may not excite phone users, but it excites us here at XDA-Developers. In that spirit XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has picked out what he defines as the must watch videos for Android developers. So check out this video .
Android Developer Must-Watch videos:
More Android Videos:
- New Low-Level Media APIs in Android
- Sensitive Side of Android
- Monetize Android Apps
- Marketing 101 for Developers
- New YouTube Android Tools
- Cloud Messaging
- Integrating Google+ into Mobile Applications
- Smoothing Out Performance Issues
- Best Practices in Memory
- Adding NFC to Your App
- Building a UI for Multiple Versions of Android
- And Building Android Apps That Use Web APIs
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Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.
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...