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...
Samsung Devices Get Unified CM11 Builds, Google’s Project Tango Unveiled – XDA Developer TV
Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been leaked! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Samsung devices are getting unified CyanogenMod 11 builds. Google Project Tango has also been made public, and this project promises Kinect-like abilites for smartphones! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Physical Button Music Control, then he reviewed the Lepow U-Stone 12000 mAh Power Bank, and he gave us an Android App Review of OmniSnitch. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Dozens of Motorola and Samsung Devices Receive Unified CyanogenMod 11 Builds
- Android 4.4.2 XXUFNAD Test Build Leaked for the International Samsung Galaxy S 4 I9505!
- KitKat Rolling Out to the Sprint Galaxy Note 3, Download a Pre-Rooted Build!
- Samsung Details Which Devices will Receive Official KitKat Lovin’
- Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Finally Receives Official Android 4.3 and Sense 5 Update via RUU!
- Tap2Wake Function Available on the Sony Xperia Z, ZR, and ZL
- Google Project Tango to Bring Kinect-Like 3D Awareness to Smartphones
- XDA Xposed Tuesday: Physical Button Music Control – XDA Developer TV
- Lepow U-Stone 12000 mAh Power Bank Review
- Android App Review: OmniSnitch for All – XDA Developer TV
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