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...
UPDATED: Root the Oppo N1 Quickly and Easily
You really need to hold the Oppo N1 in your hands to fully understand the detail and design that Oppo crafted into this 5.9″ device. Aside from the sheer size, the device features a unique camera system, as well as a very healthy corporate policy on aftermarket development. While obtaining the device in many countries is still somewhat of a challenge, XDA Senior Member Harfainx shared simple and easy tool capable of rooting the N1. The process so simple that all you need to do is connect your device to your computer with USB Debugging enabled, and it’ll pretty much take care of the rest. The process is for Windows computers only, and requires ADB drivers to be installed, but other than that, there’s not much to it. Head over to the original thread, located within our newly created Oppo N1 Forum, to learn more. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out TWRP for the N1 courtesy of Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy!
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Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable hasn't even shipped yet, but has already won multiple awards and has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers. Do you think the Apple Watch will be a huge success? Let us know your thoughts.
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...