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...
Huawei Ascend Mate Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV
At the 2013 International CES, Chinese manufacturer Huawei (which we were constantly told was pronounced “wah-way”) released two phones. The most interesting phone is the Huawei Ascend Mate. This device packs a 6.1-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 4050 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a quad-core processor. This huge device garnered a lot of attention.
XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Ascend Mate. This device has the potential to turn Huawei from an also-ran to a contender on par with the likes of Samsung or Sony. Or does it? Check out this video to see what the Huawei Ascend Mate looks like.
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