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...
Revert to an Older Version of Google Maps and Know the Way
Google Maps is one of the most popular applications available on the Google Play Store. It’s so popular that I would be willing to wager that the vast majority of you have used it at least once. I also bet that quite a good number of you don’t like the app’s new UI design, and would prefer to revert back to good old version 6, which many thought was was clearer and more intuitive.
Reverting to previous version of Maps wasn’t previously possible without also being subject to an annoying notification that a new version was available for download. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member genius.lizard2 found a nice solution to this problem. And by using his modification, you can use both Google Maps versions 6 and 7 on the same device, without any conflict. There won’t be any confusion for you as an end user because the application name (and even its icon) are different.
The developer provides several versions of application: with unlocked navigation module, so you can use it in every country, or without if you don’t need this function. These mods should work with all stock or CyanogenMod-based ROMs, which use different frameworks.
More information can be found in the original thread. Those who aren’t a fan of the latest versions of Maps should give this a try.
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