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...
Pie Controls for All Devices Froyo Onward
Not too long ago, we featured a couple of Xposed modules aimed at emulating some of Paranoid Android’s functionality on other ROMs. The first gives you an experience similar to Paranoid Android’s open source Halo interface. The second gives you per-app controls for things like dpi, language, and much more. Due to requirements inherent to the Xposed framework, only devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or later could participate.
Now thanks to XDA Senior Member EatHeat, you can have an experience relatively similar to Paranoid Android’s Pie Controls on any rooted device running Froyo or later. It is important to point out, however, that this is not Paranoid Android’s Pie Controls. As such, you won’t find all of the same features and configuration options. However, EatHeat’s implementation allows for a good amount of tweaking, both cosmetic and functional. EatHeat’s Pie Control allows you to customize visible applications and buttons, color, inner and outer glow, trigger parameters, vibration, and more.
Normally, this is a paid app on Google Play. However, EatHeat has generously made this available for free to the XDA community. Make your way over to the original thread to get started.
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