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...
Xperiment Shop Open and Ready for Requests for Custom Graphics
Graphics can be hard to come by if you don’t have any money. Either they cost a lot and look really cool or they cost nothing, look really cool but the artist is up to their eye balls in requests.
To help take the load of the free graphics artists, XDA Member Xperiment2012 has started a thread where members can order up free custom graphics. Why, you may ask? Says Xperiment2012:
I am making free GFX for anyone who wants one. I am not a PRO and this is mainly an entertaining way for me to practice and also offer a service to the community. If you would like one please fill out the form below and I’ll get on theme ASAP. If you do not like what is done please give me ideas on how to improve it so you do.
Pros come from people who aren’t pros who practice often, and this being XDA, there will likely be a nice variety of graphics for Xperiment2012 to make. The order form is relatively simple:
So if you’ve been looking for a cool graphic for your ROM, or for your signature or if you just want some cool graphics, you can hit up the original thread to place your request.
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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...