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...
Mango Developer Tools Released – Windows Phone 7
If you want to develop your own applications for Windows Phone 7 or 7.1 this may be of your liking. XDA member Blade0rz told us about the release of Windows Phone Developer Tools 7.1 Beta, which includes the following tools: Windows Phone Emulator (Beta), Silverlight 4 SDK and DRT, Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 Referesh Windows Phone Extensions, Microsoft Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone 7.1, and WCF Data Services Client for Window Phone 7.1. You will get all you need to start developing with these beta tools, just make sure that you know what you are doing and follow the instructions.
When you finish your first application don´t forget to let us know. Perhaps, it may be suitable to be published in the XDA Portal.
Originally posted by Blade0rz
Mango Developer Tools!
Now available for download:
I cannot wait wait to see what developers come up with…
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