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...
HTC Announces Which Devices Get Ice Cream Sandwich
As is the case with all new releases of Android, some older hardware is left in the dust, while some of the newer devices get issued official software updates from the OEMs. HTC has announced that the following phones will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable:
– Sensation, XL, XE
– EVO 3D
– EVO Design 4G
– Amaze 4G
In the case where there is no upgrade promised for an older device, developers from XDA come together and work on ports for older devices that make it possible to get new life out such phones that the OEMs have forgotten. Keep an eye on the development forums around XDA-Developers to watch the Android 4.0 ports happen, even for older phones.
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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...