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...
Introducing XDA’s Phone Review: Reviews from the Poweruser’s Point of View
Choosing your next phone isn’t always very easy. To help you out, we have started this series of articles, in which we review phones supported by XDA. Now you might think: aren’t there enough phone reviews and comparisons out there? Well, although these reviews might be good enough for most novice users, there are also users that want that extra bit of information about development, customization, performance and XDA support. Perhaps you are one of those. Then you’re a poweruser. And powerusers want more.
Thanks to our experience on the forums, and the experience of the members themselves, we are able to provide you that extra bit of information. We’ll investigate in the current development of the phone, whether you will get enough support, if the phone’s performance is decent enough, and more. But we’ll also look to the future. Will it be better to wait for another upcoming phone? Will the activity on the forums increase or decrease?
Ultimately, we hope we will provide you with the information you need, so you can buy your phone with confidence.
So what new phone would you like to see reviewed first? The only requirement is that the phone needs to have a home here on XDA. Let us know in the comments below!
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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...