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...
XDA Development Database Enters Stage Two Rollout
Earlier this month, we announced the first stage of our rollout of XDA DevDB to a handful of forums. For those unfamiliar, DevDB helps developers on XDA better organize their ROMs, kernels, and other development works, while adding useful functions like a bug reporter, feature requestor, user reviews, download section with torrent functionality, and more. It’s heavily integrated into the forums, so that if you want to use XDA as usual, you can do so.
In the second stage of our roll out, we’re adding DevDB to a handful of new forums and are letting all Recognized Developers on XDA use the system (in the future, all XDA members will be able to post new works to DevDB). Additionally, we’ve fixed bugs and have added new pieces of functionality to DevDB. We see DevDB as a work-in-progress, and will be improving it over time.
Below is a list of forums that have DevDB enabled.
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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...