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...
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Gets its First Custom Kernel
The Motorola Photon Q is an interesting device. As one of the only mainstream smartphones released in the past year to feature both powerful specs and a slide out keyboard, it caters to a niche of users who still desire the feeling of physical keys under their fingers while enjoying all the latest games and applications. Development on this system has actually been quite robust, as both CWM and TWRP have made their way to it.
Now, in what many would feel to be a natural progression, XDA Forum Moderator arrrghhh (the same moderator who brought TWRP to the Photon Q) has released the first modified, custom, source-built kernel for the device. Featuring GPU and CPU overclocking as well as having been built with the infamous “Linaro” toolchains, the kernel’s feedback has been one of speed and smoothness. So if you’re a Photon Q 4G LTE user, stop reading this line, jump to the original thread, and give this beast a go!
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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...