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...
Tired Of Your Same Old Drawer? Try This…
We all love changing the look and behavior of our devices, particularly in the UI as we are never content with what we are given. Each UI will come with a different drawer, which is the place were all of your app icons are stored (analogous to the Start Menu in a PC). What if you could customize the behavior and appearance without fully replacing the UI? If this sounds good, then you should try out the app made by XDA member xuso. The drawer replacement will allow you to display the programs in a grid array, a list array, use different layouts and animations, and much more.
The dev is looking for feedback about the overall functionality and feel for his app. So, if you decide to take it for a spin, please do leave your comments and thoughts.
Hi, xda people, this is my first app. It’s an alternative app drawer (launcher independent) in which you can choose between GRID view (default on all launchers) or LIST view (WP7 like). Besides, you can change any option you want.
You can find more information in the application thread.
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