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...
MicroFire Tool Shows that Even Obscure Devices Can Be Loved
When most users think of Android phones, the Micromax A60 and Karbonn A1 are probably not the devices that come to mind. In fact, most users (especially those in the United States) don’t realize that countries like India (where these devices hail from) have a massive selection of Android devices to choose from. However despite the prevalence of these devices, aftermarket development is often lacking.
XDA Senior Member Akash Akya is hoping to change this with the release of his latest tool, MicroFire tool. Designed to assist in development for the above two devices (and more in the future), so far the application has:
Boot logo changer – Easy UI to change Boot logo so that any one can change boot logo…(Now it supports only for Micromax A60 and Karbonn A1)
Flashable zip maker
While the application is only for Windows, it can make itself handy for those looking to modify their boot logo or create an update.zip easily. The developer is also looking for users of other devices to send copies of their boot.img so that he can add support for them as well. So what are you waiting on? Head on over to the original thread and give this a spin.
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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...