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’s Recap
This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video)
Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and DTF seem to have succeeded in booting the long awaited new OS from Microsoft into a device that was said to be completely incapable of running WP7 (both by HTC and Microsoft). The port is far from complete and there is no download, flashing instructions, or anything available at the moment. However, as with many ports, the first step was getting it to boot. Now, let the feature development begin. This is a huge step in the right direction for one of the best Windows Mobile devices that HTC has ever released. Consider this, sometime in the next few months, you could have a device capable of booting into: WM 6.5.x, Android (2.2), Ubuntu, or WP7 (and even Windows XP if you use an emulator), depending on your mood.
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Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo Forums Added.
No matter how you see it, Android seems to be spreading out like butter on a hot toast. With that in mind, and considering the ever growing user base for devices wielding this OS, XDA tries to keep up with the times and adds development sections for promising devices. In this case, the trio from Motorola was given an individual home for our members to play in and for support of those who own the devices and don’t know what to do with them.
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Easily Run Ubuntu on the EVO
Digging a bit through the most recent breakthroughs in OS porting, we stumbled upon this little jewel that had been buried in the EVO forums for a little while now. The guide describes in a few steps how to easily run the Linux desktop distro known as Ubuntu. If you own an EVO and can’t get enough of “sudo” in your daily diet, then you really want to check out how to do this.
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We may not be a big commercial publication, but we certainly are resourceful enough to come up with hands on reviews of things out there. This article was presented as a review of an unnamed WP7 test device. The article goes in depth into the features and fluidity of the new upcoming OS from Microsoft, from a users point of view.
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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...