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...
We’re Closing a Few More Legacy Forums
Around the middle of last year, we realized that in order to best moderate the forums of newer devices, we had to close the forums for a handful of old, legacy devices. We now have a few more forums to add to that list. Just as before, while these forums will be closed for posting, they will still be completely accessible for your read-only viewing pleasure.
Like last time, our criteria for closing forums was post activity. More information on the specific criteria used can be found in our previous announcement. Hopefully by closing these legacy forums, we will allow the site’s moderation teams to focus on XDA’s more active forums, instead of having to worry about cleaning spam in old forums to which very few still contribute.
- Motorola Flipside
- Kyocera Zio M6000
- Notion Ink Adam
- Elocity A7
- Samsung Galaxy Spica i5700
- Samsung Focus 2
- Samsung Mesmerize
- Toshiba Thrive
- Acer F1
- Microsoft KI
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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...