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  • Last update: Wednesday 16 April 2014 [274 news items]

Google right to acquire Motorola, says HTC executive

Aug 18, 14:59

The decision made by Google to acquire Motorola Mobility is correct as far as patent protection is concerned, according to Jack Tong, president of North Asia at HTC. But Tong refrained...

Taiwan handset PCB and chipset vendors hail Google acquisition of Motorola

Aug 17, 17:04

Taiwan-based handset PCB and chipsets makers have applauded Google's announcement of acquiring Motorola Mobility, expecting that a growing Android mobile device market will help boost...

IHS iSuppli lists fast facts on Google purchase of Motorola Mobility

Aug 17, 16:41

The Motorola Mobility acquisition puts Google in a stronger position in any potential patent dispute with Apple. "From an intellectual property (IP) standpoint, the acquisition...

Google acquisition of Motorola likely to benefit Taiwan production partners, but potential uncertain

Aug 17, 16:24

Share prices of Taiwan-based companies known to have strong business relations with Motorola staged a rally on August 16, one day after Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola...

Google to acquire Motorola Mobility

Aug 16, 01:10

Google and Motorola Mobility Holdings have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for US$40 per share in cash,...

Appearance of Android 3.2 to further impact notebook and netbook demand

Jul 26, 01:10

Google has recently revealed its Android 3.2 operating system with its downstream partners Motorola and Asustek Computer both to release plans at the last week of July for their users...

Google, Intel set to upgrade Chromebook performance

Jul 20, 16:58

Google plans to upgrade the Chromebook design from originally adopting Atom N570 processors to mainstream Core i series processors to significantly boost system performance, while...

Google to release Android 3.2 soon

Jul 15, 01:20

Google is expected to release its Android 3.2 OS to production partners at the end of July or early August, according to industry sources. Asustek has indicated it will launch Android...

ViewSonic to launch 7-inch tablet running on Google Honeycomb OS

Jul 8, 12:24

ViewSonic plans to launch the world's first 7-inch tablet PC running on Google Honeycomb OS soon. The 7-inch tablet will be powered by a dual-core Tegra CPU with a display solution...

Taiwan market: Google given 2-week grace period for solving Android Market refund dispute

Jul 1, 14:12

The Taipei City Government, following the imposition of a NT$1 million (US$34,500) fine on Google for its refusal to comply with refund requirements stipulated in Taiwan's Consumer...

Taiwan market: Google fined for refusing to comply with refund law

Jun 28, 11:15

The Taipei City Government on June 27 imposed a fine of NT$1 million (US$34,500) on Google for refusing to comply with the refund regulations as stipulated in the country's Consumer...

Asustek takes shipment lead in non-Apple tablet PCs

Jun 23, 01:35

Asustek Computer has become the largest tablet PC brand in the non-Apple tablet PC group with shipments of 400,000 units in the first half of 2011, according to sources from notebook...

Intel new server platform expected to start large replacement trend

Jun 14, 01:15

Intel is set to launch a new server platform Romley in the third quarter of 2011 with social network websites such as Google and Facebook all planning to upgrade their servers by...

Acer places orders for 80,000 Z series APUs from AMD for tablet PCs

Jun 9, 01:45

Acer has recently placed orders for 80,000 Z series APUs from AMD for use in tablet PCs, targeting the enterprise market, according to sources from upstream component makers. However,...

Google to set up Chrome OEM/ODM R&D center in Taiwan

Jun 1, 01:45

Google, viewing that development of Chrome OS-based products necessitates collaboration with Taiwan-based hardware makers, will establish a Chrome OEM/ODM R&D in Taiwan, Sundar...

Google confident of Chrome OS business prospects, says executive chairman

May 26, 12:54

Google believes that Chrome OS will be widely adopted around the world and will gain success initially in the business segment, according to company executive chairman Eric Schmidt,...

Acer to start selling Intel/Android tablet PC in July

May 24, 01:20

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Acer is set to launch a tablet PC featuring the Intel Oak Trail platform and Google Android 3.0 operating system with the device already going under...

Notebook players blame Android unsatisfactory performance on lack of content

May 17, 01:15

Commenting on Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun recently blamed Android's unsatisfactory sales to some tablet PC players' marketing and pricing strategy, sources from notebook players pointed...

Google releases Android 3.1, to launch Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail platforms

May 13, 01:25

Google has released Android 3.1 and will cooperate with Intel to push for Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail/Chrome platforms for netbooks and notebooks. Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo...

MSI to launch 2 new tablet PCs at Computex 2011

May 12, 01:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) is set to announce two new tablet PCs – the WindPad 100A, adopting Google Android 3.0 and Nvidia Tegra 2, and WindPad 110W, adopting AMD's Brazos...

Intel pushes Android plans

Apr 14, 01:10

Intel, in the third quarter of 2011, is set to announce a new plan for tablet PCs – PRC Plus, pushing an Intel/Android 3.0 platform, after nearly half of year of negotiations...

Acer expects component shortages for tablet PCs and smartphones

Apr 7, 01:15

Commenting about the tablet PC market, Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin pointed out that the company is currently working aggressively over its tablet PCs and is doing a marvelous...

Google and ARM reportedly plan to establish standardization for Android/ARM platforms

Mar 31, 01:05

Google is reportedly considering a push for standardization of its Android 3.0 hoping the new strategy will help resolve the drawbacks of the operation system; meanwhile, Google may...

Samsung aims for 30% of Smart TV market in 2011

Mar 25, 01:45

Samsung Electronics is actively promoting Smart TV to compete with Sony's Google TV and aims to ship 12 million units in 2011, accounting for 30% of the global Smart TV shipments.

Foxconn looking into Microsoft patent lawsuit

Mar 23, 16:48

Microsoft, on March 21, filed a lawsuit against US-based Barnes & Noble for violating its patents with the Android operating system that the company adopted for its e-book reader...

Players to announce Android 3.0 tablet PCs in near future; concerns for OS support remain

Mar 22, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer is set to announce its Android 3.0-based 10.1-inch tablet PC on March 25 with Acer, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer...

Google rumored to set up regional cloud computing data center in Taiwan

Feb 22, 11:36

There is a report around the Taiwan bourse that Google will invest NT$1 billion (US$34.1 million) to acquire a 15-hectare site in a government-developed industrial park located in...

Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches

Feb 15, 01:40

Apple reportedly will change the screen size of iPhone to 4-inch for its fifth generation iPhone to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market,...

Smart TV at the center of global LCD TV market in 2011

Jan 12, 02:00

Smart TV will be the focus of the global LCD TV market in 2011 as Samsung Electronics plans to add smart TV functions to all of its 40-inch and larger models, while LG Electronics...

Google giving priority to cooperate with Motorola, Samsung and HTC on Android 3.0 tablet PCs

Jan 7, 01:50

Google has apparently given priority to Motorola, Samsung Electronics and HTC for cooperation to develop tablet PCs that will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, according to industry so...

Taiwan market: Google to reinforce interest-based online advertising services

Dec 27, 11:59

Google launched re-marketing advertising, a type of interest-based online advertising service, in the Taiwan market earlier in the fourth quarter of 2010 and will launch a second...

NFC handset sales to gain momentum in 2011

Dec 9, 01:40

Sales of NFC (Near Field Communication)-enabled handsets are expected to gain momentum starting 2011 as branded handset vendors including Nokia, Samsung Electronics, RIM as well as...

Acer, Samsung to launch Chrome notebook in 1H11, says Google Taiwan

Dec 9, 01:35

Google Taiwan at a video press conference on December 8 announced its latest Chrome OS and pointed out that both Acer and Samsung Electronics will launch Chrome OS-based notebooks...

Inventec ships 60,000 Chrome OS netbooks to Google

Dec 8, 15:19

Alongside Google's announcement of its new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system as well as Chrome OS on December 7, Inventec internally confirmed that it has already shipped...

Nanya reportedly enters supply chain for Google TV

Stockwatch - Nov 25, 16:37

Nanya Technology's specialty DRAM chips have been adopted by China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE for their set-top boxes (STBs) specifically for use with Google TV, according to a...

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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.

  • Google+Nexus+7+tablet

    Google Nexus 7 tablet

    Google has launched Nexus 7 tablet with up to 32GB of storage and the ability to connect to mobile data networks. Nexus 7 is built by Asustek Computer and comes with an Nvidia Tegra...

    Photo: Company, Nov 2.

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