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...
Over 100 Paid Apps For Free On GetJar
GetJar, an independent application store for Android, is offering 100 paid apps for free.
The process of downloading and installing is a bit cumbersome, though – you need to install the GetJar app first, and you won’t be able to update those free apps automatically through the Android Market. But still, free is free, especially since there are some real gems in the selection, which we’ve picked out for you:
And some cool, high-quality games:
- Fruit Ninja THD
- Age of Zombies
- Glyder 2
- Cross Fingers
- Side-note: NFL 2012 and Duke Nukem HD are currently free on the Android Market
So, you might be asking, how does this offer work? Well, GetJar still pays the developers of those apps, but makes its money by offering sponsored listings to other developers – that is, pretty much a win-win situation for everyone involved. For the full catalogue of free apps, visit GetJar Gold.
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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...