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...
LG Optimus GT540 Added to xda-developers
The XDA family gets bigger as time goes by, and the addition of new brands of mobile phone manufacturers has been common place lately. The LG eXPo finally has some company with another member from the LG family. The LG Optimus GT540 has been getting quite a bit of attention as it is LG’s reply to several Android devices that have come out recently. Nowhere near as powerful as the Galaxy series or the EVO, the Optimus is a good, mid-size device for people who want to get into the Android train, while not spending a small fortune for it.
Have one? Interested in maybe getting one but need more feedback? Head over to the new LG Optimus forums and throw in your 2 cents.
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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...