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Google adjusts hardware strategy to expand platform market share

Jun 5, 11:36

According to recent strategy adjustments made by Google, the firm has been shifting focus back to its core business, advertising, and any from developing hardware. After all, Google...

Microsoft to focus on Windows 8.1 at Computex, while Google will keep a low profile

Jun 3, 19:22

Computex has been largely centered on Microsoft Windows-related products throughout the history of the show, and a number of Microsoft executives have participated in the event. This...

LG may not cooperate with Google on Nexus 5

May 29, 21:08

South Korea-based brand LG has no plans regarding the development of Google's next Nexus smartphone, according to company executives.

AUO to supply panels for use in 2nd-gen Nexus 7, say sources

May 23, 22:11

Co-created by Google and Asustek Computer, the second-generation Nexus 7 will start shipping the end of the second quarter and is expected to hit market shelves in the third quarter,...

Acer, Asustek to launch new Chromebooks in 2H13

Apr 29, 14:12

Acer and Asustek Computer are optimistic about the long-term prospects of Chromebooks and plan to release new models in the second half of 2013, during which Google is expected to...

Spurred by Google Glass, IHS forecasts nearly 10 million smart glasses to ship from 2012 to 2016

Apr 25, 14:16

Initiated by the arrival of Google Glass and magnified by Google's efforts to promote application development for the product, the global market for smart glasses could amount to...

Southeast Asia potential market for Taiwan-based Internet service providers, says Google Taiwan head

Apr 18, 13:38

As the population is large and Internet services as well as use of smartphones and other mobile terminal devices are growing rapidly in Southeast Asia, while there are relatively...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

Taiwan market: Google unveils Chinese-language version of YouTube EDU

Apr 2, 12:11

Google has unveiled a Chinese-language version of YouTube EDU, its open platform offering online videotaped courses for learning by Internet users around the world, for the Taiwan...

Digitimes Research: Androidbook may show up in 3Q13

Apr 2, 11:52

Google has already been in the notebook industry for almost three years with its Chromebook. Although the device's shipments are still small, the volume should be able to surpass...

Chromebook Pixel

Apple acquisition of WiFiSlam heating up competition for location-based indoor services, say sources

Mar 27, 14:26

Apple's recent announcement for the acquisition of WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS solutions startup, appears to have attracted much attention as the move is likely to heat up competition...

Tablet market entering maturity in 2013, says Acer chairman

Mar 22, 13:59

JT Wang, chairman of Taiwan-based Acer, recently stated that, because sales of tablets are forecast to reach 200 million units in 2013, the market is heading towards maturity. Also,...

JT Wang, chairman of Acer

Second-generation Nexus 7 to use Qualcomm processor

Mar 18, 22:30

Google's and Asustek Computer's co-branded second-generation Nexus 7 tablet reportedly has adopted a solution from Qualcomm instead of Nvidia, which was the processor supplier of...

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Google executive reshuffle may affect relationship with handset brands, say sources

Mar 15, 15:37

Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, has stepped down from his current post. If Rubin is assigned to strengthen in-house handset products, it may affect Google's relationship with...

A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers

Mar 15, 12:22

While Google is likely to integrate Chrome OS with Android, such a Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows in the global notebook market at least for one to two years, according...

Google said to integrate Android with Chrome OS

Himax reportedly lands LCoS solution orders for Google Glass

Mar 7, 14:39

Himax Technologies reportedly has landed orders for LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) solutions from Google for its Google Glass devices, and shipments of LCoS solutions are expected...

Google announces a high resolution touchscreen Chromebook

Feb 22, 15:41

Google has announced its latest notebook product, the Chromebook Pixel, featuring a display with a density of 239ppi and touchscreen functions, and an anodized aluminum alloy chass...

Google Chromebook Pixel notebook

Commentary: Google partnerships lifting Taiwan IC design industry

Feb 21, 13:59

While the overall prospects of the global technology industry for 2013 still look uncertain, promising first-quarter outlooks for a number of Taiwan-based first-tier IC design houses...

Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC

Feb 18, 11:25

Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012,...

Google to cooperate with Asustek for second-generation Nexus 7

Jan 28, 23:02

Google is set to announce its second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in May with the cooperation of Asustek Computer. The combined shipments of the company's first- and second-generation...

Google happy to see Acer, Asustek launch inexpensive tablets to hike Android penetration, say Taiwan makers

Jan 17, 19:31

As Acer and Asustek Computer will soon launch 7-inch tablets for sale at about US$149, Google, although having cooperated with Asustek to develop the Nexus 7, is not worried about...

Global tablet shipments to top 170-180 million units in 2013

Jan 15, 15:27

Global sales of tablets are expected to top 170-180 million in 2013 with 7-inch models likely to enjoy higher growth momentum, according to industry sources, citing data released...

More brands launching devices supporting latest Google TV but Samsung yet to follow

Jan 9, 13:44

While more hardware brands including Asustek Computer, Hisense, TCL and Netgear have rolled out LCD TVs or STBs supporting the latest Google TV platform, Samsung Electronics has not...

Google data center in Taiwan may begin operations in 2H13

Jan 3, 22:07

Google's three data centers in Asia are said to begin operations in 2013 starting with the data center in Singapore. However, Google Taiwan noted that there has been no notice about...

ODMs reportedly to receive storage product orders from Facebook

Jan 2, 20:36

Facebook reportedly plans to outsource new storage product orders to Taiwan-based ODMs with both Quanta Computer and Wistron having a chance to land the orders, according to sources...

Acer, Asustek to start up low price tablet competition

Dec 24, 22:40

After Acer reportedly plans to release a 7-inch tablet model with a price of US$99 in the first quarter of 2013, Asustek Computer is also set launch a 7-inch tablet with a price of...

Acer, Asustek to start up 7-inch tablet war in 2013

Motorola likely to bid farewell to Taiwan handset ODMs after Google sells plants to Flextronics

Dec 17, 13:01

The partnerships between Motorola Mobility and Taiwan-based handset ODMs such as Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) will begin to fade away, as Google, the parent company of Motorola,...

Handset and platform makers compete to dominate map data

Dec 13, 21:19

Handset and platform makers such as Nokia and Google have been expanding in-house map data platforms. Apple is reportedly considering buying Tom Tom, a Dutch navigation product provider,...

Google Taiwan head recommends Taiwan ODMs cooperate with telecom carriers in Southeast Asia for marketing Chromebooks

Dec 4, 14:08

As sales prices for Chromebooks have fallen to a low level and Chrome browser is increasingly popular in the Southeast Asia market, Taiwan-based ODMs are recommended to directly cooperate...

Google to launch own-brand touch-control notebook, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 26, 14:02

Google will launch a 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch-controlled notebook for own-brand sale, with Taiwan-based Compal Electronics responsible for OEM production and Wintek supplying touch...

Samsung chip powers new Google Chromebook

Nov 21, 21:07

Samsung Electronics has announced that its Exynos 5 Dual application processor powers the new Google Chromebook. Exynos 5 Dual is the industry's first ARM Cortex-A15 CPU and ARM Mali-T604...

Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China

Nov 15, 21:43

Google's Android platform has taken a 90% share of the smartphone platform market in China. However, as iPhone 5 and many Windows Phone 8 models will be introduced to the China market...

Second-generation Chromebook shipments expected to remain weak

Nov 14, 16:19

Samsung Electronics launched an 11.6-inch Chromebook developed through cooperation with Google for sale at US$249 in October 2012 and Acer launched another 11.6-inch Chromebook for...

Taiwan market: 57% of smartphone users do Internet-based searches every day, says Google

Nov 8, 20:18

According to Google Taiwan, among major websites in Taiwan, 79% have not achieve mobile friendliness. This gives consumers a less satisfactory user experience. Google Taiwan and clients...

Digitimes Research: Nexus 4 to be popular in prepaid SIM card and telecom retail channels

Nov 7, 21:57

Google's Nexus 4, which comes with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display and Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, is expected to become a popular model in the prepaid SIM card segment...

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    Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers easy customization...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

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    HTC One Max

    The HTC One max is equipped with a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and a 5.9-inch Full HD 1080p display. The 16GB or 32GB onboard memory can be expanded thanks...

    Photo: Company, Oct 23.

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    Google second-generation Nexus 7 tablet

    Together with Asustek Computer, Google has upgraded the original Nexus 7 with a high-resolution panel and made the device lighter. The tablet is also capable of having more than nine...

    Photo: Company, Aug 1.

  • Google+Chromecast+TV+stick

    Google Chromecast TV stick

    The Chromecast is priced at US$35 and works with Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and Google Play Music, with more apps like Pandora coming soon. Once Chromecast is set...

    Photo: Company, Aug 1.

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    Google Chromebook Pixel notebook

    Google has announced its latest notebook product - the Chromebook Pixel, featuring a 12.85-inch display with a density of 239 pixels per inch and touchscreen function, and an anodized...

    Photo: Company, Feb 26.

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