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...
S-Off for HTC One, Android Security Concerns, Ubuntu Touch Q&A Upcoming – XDA Developer TV
If you were waiting for S-Off to be available on the HTC One, your wait is over! That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article about NFC on your phone and news about Ubuntu Engineers answering your questions.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce released a video interviewing Gary Vaynerchuk and he follows it up with a video on tips and tricks for using Social Media for career advancement as a Software developer. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- [BREAKING] S-OFF Available for the HTC One from Revolutionary
- What Can You Scan with Your NFC-Enabled Phone?
- Android Permissions: Permissively Insecure?
- Ubuntu Engineers to Answer Your Questions about Ubuntu Touch
- Hire Me Gary Vaynerchuk – XDA Developer TV
- Social Media for Software Developers – XDA Developer TV
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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...