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...
Jolla Sailfish OS Device Unveiled, New XDA University Tutorials! – XDA Developer TV
New Mobile Operating System Jolla Sailfish‘s flagship device has made its first appearance. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news are two articles about XDA-University courses teaching you how to port ClockworkMod recovery and crafting recovery-flashable packages.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK gave us a run down on Google I/O 2013, Kevin gave us a tour of AutomateIT, and TK released an app review of Profile Flow. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Jolla Sailfish OS Flagship Device Makes First Appearance
- App Analytics, or the Death of the Independent App Developer
- Forums Added for the LG Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Tablet Z
- XDA University: Porting ClockworkMod Recovery to New Devices
- XDA University: Crafting Recovery-Flashable Packages
- One Stop Guide Shop for the Newbie and Dev
- What Happened at Google I/O 2013 – XDA Developer TV
- Tasker Alternative: AutomateIt, Automates Your Device Tasks – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Change Your Phone’s Profile with Profile – XDA Developer TV
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