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...
Top 5 Technology Stories of 2013 – XDA Developer TV
Yesterday, we talked about the exciting technology developments in the mobile device world for this year. And today, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, XDA-Developers news, and device forums to find what happened this year. He then identified the Top Five Technology Stories of 2013.
This includes everything from the trials and tribulations of CyanogenMod in their venture to become Cyanogen Inc. to the rapid expansion of Ubuntu Touch, and much more. So take a moment to check out today’s video and see what we think were the top 5 stories in the mobile industry this year. Let us know if we got it right or why we are dead wrong in the comments below!
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- Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV
- Google Hangouts Widget, Nexus Device Optimizations, Unofficial KitKat ROMs for Optimus 4X – XDA Developer TV
- Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot on 4.2+ AOSP, Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Released, Source Available! – XDA Developer TV
- Side-Load an App to Google Glass and GlassCopter App Review – XDA Developer TV
- Happy Holidays from XDA Developer TV
- Device Review: Google Glass XE 2.0
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