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...
RoadSMS… Now for WM!
You may remember not too long ago, we posted an article about an app for Android called RoadSMS. Basically the app lets you see what’s in front of you while you are texting. It uses the camera to see the road ahead of you and uses a transparent full screen keyboard. This means no more tripping or running into things if you are one of those people who like to text while walking. Thanks to XDA member Suedois, this app is now available for WM as well. The app has been successfully tested in the HD2. Drop by the thread and give some feedback to the dev so that he can improve the app’s performance and compatibility with other devices as well.
I’ve written in .NET an application which mimic Galaxy S RoadSMS app. Go to wm.vsdotnet.ch. Any feedback welcome.
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