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...
OnePlus One Gets Unofficial 4.4.3 OmniROM, 2012 Nexus 7 Updated to Android 4.4.3 – XDA Developer TV
Android KitKat 4.4.3 has been released for the Nexus 7 (2012)! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is OmniROM 4.4.3 for the OnePlus One and Android 4.4.3 for the Moto X! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Be sure the check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for OK Google on 3rd Party Launchers. Then, Jordan talked about Portal and Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia Shield. Finally, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Gallery Plus. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- [OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 OTA Finally Landing on the 2012 Nexus 7
- [OTA Captured] Moto G Now Receiving Android 4.4.3 as Well!
- [OTA Captured] Android 4.4.3 Now Rolling out to Unlocked, T-Mobile, and Certain Regional Variants of the Moto X
- Android 4.4.3-Based OmniROM Unofficial Build for the OnePlus One
- [OTA Captured] KitKat Finally Lands on International Razr HD XT925
- Forums Added for the HTC One E8 and Xperia T3, New Unified Development Forums for Certain Samsung Devices
- XDA Xposed Tuesday: ‘Ok Google’ for 3rd Party Launchers – XDA Developer TV
- Portal and Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia SHIELD! Win an Nvidia SHIELD! – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Gallery Plus – XDA Developer TV
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