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...
Happy New Year from XDA-Developers!
As we pass into 2011 we enter a new decade, hopefully this year was great for you and your family and we wish you only the best in the New Year. This year at XDA we have made many milestones and hope to see much more development in the coming years. Some of the things we have done at XDA this past year is:
- Added Non-HTC Phones to the forum.
- Rooted countless devices.
- Made global news multiple times from Exclusive developments.
- Booted Android onto Windows Mobile Devices
- Redesigned the Forum Overall
- Moved to a new Wiki
- Reached 3 Million Members.
- Performed some enormous feats of development with devices such as the HTC HD2, Droid Eris, and many more.
- And much more!
To all the developers keep up the great work and to everyone, we here at XDA would like to raise a glass.
Cheers from all the XDA News Writers, Moderators, and Administrators, we wish you the best in 2011!
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