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...
Paranoid Android Hybrid ROM Ported to the Xperia Play
One of the most recent types of development here on XDA is the idea of a hybrid ROM that melds tablet- and phone-based features into one ROM so that users can experience the best of both worlds. Paranoid Android is the first such hybrid ROM, and thanks to XDA Forum Member sechko, it is available for the Sony Xperia Play.
The port is on its second version, and is based on the FXP127 base. Sechko has fixed the UI crashing that plagued earlier attempts. In addition to the many features offered in tablet mode, there are different themes and kernels available to select from.
Head over to the original thread for more information.[Thanks to Leraeniesh and egzthunder1 for the tip.]
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