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...
This Week in Development: Development Bonanza – XDA TV
In today’s episode of This Week in Development, Jordan, supreme emperor of the This Week in Linux empire, reviews many stories of interest from seen here on XDA. In a story close to his heart, Jordan talks about the work done to get Debian Linux on the Sony Ericson Xperia X8. Jordan mentions, the Samsung Galaxy Y getting more available RAM, a dual core mod for the HTC EVO 4G LTE, as well as the official release of the Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S II I9100G.
Jordan then covers the deluge of development topics on the XDA Portal this week—from wise advice from Recognized Developer Cyanogen that still rings true today and compiling from source easily, to our story and video on Arduino and the Android Accessory Development Kit. So grab some popcorn and check out this episode.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Debian Linux on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
- Increase Available RAM on the Galaxy Y
- Dual Core Mod for the HTC EVO LTE
- ICS Official Firmware Release for the SGS3 and SGS2 I9100G
- Latest ICS Build for Xperia Pro Leaked
- Sage Advice from Cyanogen Still Valid Today
- Compiling from Source the Easy Way
- Getting Started with the Android Accessory Development Kit
- How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development
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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...