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 Ideos X5 U8800 Forum Added
It seems that mid range devices are here to stay. One manufacturer that has been steadily and silently growing in the mobile device industry is Huawei. They normally develop mid to low range devices and cater to people who don’t want to shell out $500 for a Samsung or a HTC device. As there have been numerous requests for this one, we decided to give the owners of the Huawei X5 U8800 a place to play. All discussions about rom, kernel, and app development for this device can be found in this area from now on. The device packs quite a punch in terms of hardware specs and also runs on Froyo (Android 2.2). So, if you were looking for a mid range device to quench your thirst for Android goodness, look no further.
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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...