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Commentary: Is COS a genuine home-grown platform or a copycat?

Feb 6, 11:10

China has unveiled a home-grown operating system, the China Operating System (COS), for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) and other types of smart devices, claiming...

China-developed OS unveiled, Android device vendors watching

Jan 21, 20:46

China Operating System (COS), developed by China-based Lian Tong Network Communication Technology (Shanghai) and the Institute of Software under the Chinese Academy of Sciences for...

China market: Acer launches CNY599 7-inch tablet

Jan 17, 14:29

Acer has launched the Acer Tab 7, a 7-inch Android 4.2 tablet equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, in the China market for CNY599 (US$99), so far the lowest retail price for...

Taiwan market: Android platform accounts for 90% of smartphone OS market

Jan 15, 12:35

Android-based smartphones currently account for over 90% of smartphone OS market share in Taiwan, leaving little room for other platforms, including Firefox OS and Tizen, according...

Digitimes Research: Google turns to push Android-based TV products

Dec 26, 16:01

Google TV, which was first launched in 2010, will no longer see any subsequent product release in the future as Google has already merged its Google TV team with the Android team,...

Intel offers Android Bay Trail-D-based Smart Display platforms to compete with ARM

Dec 25, 12:37

Viewing that ARM has made a foray into the entry-level all-in-one (AIO) PC market segment, Intel has offered inexpensive Smart Display platforms equipped with Bay Trail-D processors...

Intel in smart display market

Movea, Nuvoton team up to deliver motion-enabled embedded controllers for Windows 8.1 and Android devices

Dec 4, 15:18

Nuvoton Technology, a specialist in embedded controllers for the PC market, has incorporated Movea's SmartMotion technology into its NPCF204U stand-alone sensor hub family and the...

MediaTek to launch 6-8 tablet CPUs in 2014

Nov 25, 12:17

MediaTek reportedly plans to launch 6-8 application processors for tablets in 2014 compared to four CPUs released in 2013, according to industry sources.

Android OEMs expand enterprise smartphone portfolios to take on iOS and bury BlackBerry, says ABI Research

Nov 19, 15:16

According to a new report from ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

Arima president Owen Chen

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

WP-based smartphones still face tough road ahead despite 3Q13 shipment gains

Nov 7, 15:40

Although Windows Phone has become the third largest mobile platform in the global smartphone segment, it remains to be seen if shipments of WP-based phones will be able to maintain...

Android growth drives another strong quarter for worldwide tablet market, says IDC

Nov 1, 12:13

Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. While slightly below...

Firefox OS smartphones may struggle to compete with Android, Nokia models

Oct 28, 10:34

Smartphones running on Firefox OS may not be able to compete effectively against low-end Android phones or Nokia's Asha family models, despite successful initial sales of ZTE Open...

China market: Demand for Android STBs weakening

Oct 25, 15:09

Android-based set-top box (STB) sales in China have started to grow weak recently due to rising penetration rates in the local market and the growing popularity of large-size smartphones...

Intel plans cheap Bay Trail CPUs for 2Q14

Oct 14, 21:46

Intel is planning to release entry-level Bay Trail-based processors for the Android platform in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources from tablet players.

ChipSiP unveils SiP Smart Glass solution

Oct 14, 21:07

ChipSiP Technology, which provides turnkey system-in-package (SiP) solutions, has launched what the company claims is the world's first HD resolution near-eye display on the Android...

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research

Sep 30, 14:55

A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year's mid-point, ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple's iPad family of products has...

App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources

Sep 27, 11:41

Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

iPhone 5c will not significantly affect sales of Android phones

Sep 11, 21:55

Apple's iPhone 5c is unlikely to significantly affect sales of Android-based entry-level to mid-range smartphones due to its pricing, according to sources in the handset industry...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

Android mobile app revenues to reach US$6.8 billion in 2013, says ABI Research

Aug 30, 14:45

Android's smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost US$6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling from the previous year. The Android platform has some way...

Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs

Aug 29, 11:22

As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his...

Digitimes Research: Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment

Aug 26, 13:49

The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually...

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Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

HTC seems to be drifting away from WP8, say Taiwan makers

Aug 13, 15:06

HTC is likely to drift away from Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform as it has seen its share in the global WP8 market drop to below 5%, while rivals Nokia has taken an 80% share in the...

Samsung reportedly delays Tizen development

Aug 12, 10:31

Samsung Electronics reportedly has slowed down the development of its Tizen operating system, which it co-developed with Intel – a move which could dash hopes of other Android...

Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC

Aug 8, 15:20

Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted an on-year decline during the second...

Small tablets drive big share gains for Android, says Canalys

Aug 2, 14:32

Over 34 million tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2013, a 43% on-year increase. Tablets now account for 31% of worldwide PC shipments. But Apple's performance faltered. Its...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Firefox OS aimed to become alternative to Android, says Mozilla vice president

Jun 21, 15:34

While Mozilla has offered Firefox OS for less than two years, the operating system based on HTML5 and Web technologies has been adopted by a number of smartphone vendors including...

Gong Li, Mozilla Mobile Device senior vice president and Asia Operations president

First-tier players may release smartphones that adopt heat pipes by the end of the year

Jun 17, 21:58

Smartphone players such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) have started showing interest in adopting ultra-thin heat pipes for their smartphones and are expected...

Over 1 billion Android phones to ship in 2017, says Canalys

Jun 6, 12:03

Worldwide smartphone shipments are set to top 1.5 billion units in 2017, contributing 73% to overall mobile phone shipments, according to Canalys. Shipments of Android models will...

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    IT + CE | 13min ago

  • Lenovo becomes the biggest x86 server provider in China as acquisition of IBM x86 server business completes, says IDC

    IT + CE | 16min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 4, Gear S and Gear Circle

    Mobile + telecom | 53min ago

  • Altera announces availability of next-generation, non-volatile MAX 10 FPGAs

    Bits + chips | 1h 2min ago

  • Grid-scale energy storage systems launched in 2013-2014 total more than 360MW, says Navigant

    Green energy | 1h 4min ago

  • Taiwan market: InFocus launches M510t smartphone via cooperation with Asia Pacific Telecom

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 9min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China 4G smartphone demand fails to surge; CoolPad, Lenovo, Xiaomi unlikely to achieve 2014 targets

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 28min ago

  • Taiwan market: Epson launches Pulsense

    IT + CE | 1h 44min ago

  • Mitac Holdings to see 3Q14 non-operating profit of NT$191 million from Synnex

    IT + CE | 1h 45min ago

  • Latin America and Caribbean region to install 9GW of solar PV within 5 years, says Solarbuzz

    Green energy | 1h 48min ago

  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10

    IT + CE | 2h ago

  • JDI sees increased orders from Xiaomi

    Displays | 2h 43min ago

  • China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

    Bits + chips | 2h 47min ago

  • TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

    Bits + chips | 4h 41min ago

  • Neo Solar subsidiary sells PV power-generating stations to Chailease

    Green energy - Stockwatch | 4h 59min ago

  • China PV module makers set tough terms for Taiwan cell makers

    Green energy | 5h 7min ago

  • IC design houses to ramp up rapid charge controller ICs

    Bits + chips | 6h 14min ago

  • Korea vendors developing quantum dot TVs, says report

    Displays | Sep 30, 20:59

  • Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

    Green energy | Sep 30, 20:42

  • Digitimes Research: No mid-range digital cameras priced at US$300-400 launched globally in 3Q14

    IT + CE | Sep 30, 20:13

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    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

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    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.