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...
SD Maid Cleaning Tool Receives Major Update
SD Maid is a handy tool created by XDA member Dark3n, which cleans up useless files left behind on the SD card by apps after they’ve been uninstalled. Its current features include the ability to find and delete incomplete downloads, temporary files, and other detritus that clogs up your storage but can be frustratingly difficult to find and delete yourself.
Since we last wrote about the application, its developer has added a plethora of new features worth noting. First, it is now possible to run the app at a limited capacity on non-rooted devices, something which was previously impossible.
Also added are a tab, which provides system information, possible fixes for Motorola Atrix-specific problems, new icons, ‘clean apps’ and ‘duplicates’ tabs, and the resolution of bugs which were previously causing force-closes.
A free version of SD Maid is available in the Android Market, and can be accessed using the links found in the app thread.
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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...