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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...

Vendors to debut Chrome-featured smartbooks later in November

Nov 2, 01:45

Global brand vendors are expected to launch their new generation smartbooks featuring the Google Chrome operating system (OS) later this month (November), while Google also plans...

Engineer samples of Android 3.0-loaded tablet PCs to be ready in December

Oct 19, 01:35

Google has recently notified its partners that the Android 3.0 operating system (OS) will soon be completed with the related tablet PC engineer samples set to show up in December,...

Android becomes smartphone market's secret sauce for success in 2Q10, says iSuppli

Oct 13, 10:56

In a sign of the growing momentum behind Google's Android, makers of handsets utilizing the operating system represented the majority of the fastest-growing firms among the top 10...

Chrome OS to have large business-use potential, says Google VP

Sep 29, 17:03

While Chrome OS will be initially used as a operating system for netbook PCs, it will have large potential in the business-use market segment. Google has received many inquiries from...

Taiwan market: FET receives exclusive rights to distribute entry-level Google smartphone

Sep 8, 11:25

Far Eastone Telecommunications (FET) will exclusively distribute in Taiwan a smartphone endorsed with the Google logo at the end of September at the earliest. The new handset, based...

Google may cooperate with Motorola for Android 3.0 tablet, says Digitimes Research

Aug 19, 16:36

As several smartphone makers are working aggressively to form cooperation agreements with Google for an Android 3.0 tablet PC, Motorola is currently the company's priority choice,...

Acer may delay tablet PC launch for another quarter to wait for Android 3.0

Aug 19, 14:17

Acer's ARM/Android-based tablet PC is expected to be delayed to the first quarter of 2011, from the fourth quarter of 2010, as the company plans to wait until Google launches Android...

Google to undertake Street View Trike photography in Taiwan

Aug 5, 11:07

Google will use its Street View Trike to take pictures in Taiwan, according to Google Taiwan.

MediaTek backs Android with lineup of handset solutions

Jul 13, 12:23

Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) to support the Android mobile device platform developed by Google, according to a company announcement.

Global pay-TV subscribers to grow 7% as more set-top box solutions enter the market

Jun 8, 17:11

More than 719 million pay-TV subscribers are expected to sign up in 2010 as the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, according to latest forecasts from ABI Research. Digital...

First Chrome OS notebook to be available in fall of 2010, says Google VP

Jun 3, 16:01

The first notebook equipped with the Google-developed Chrome OS is expected to be launched in the fall of 2010, according to Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at...

Growth of Linux-based smartphone shipments will outstrip growth of smartphone market in 2010, says ABI

Jun 2, 15:32

The number of recent Linux-oriented initiatives in the mobile industry demonstrates that Linux will be a key technology in the next generation of mobile devices, according to ABI...

Acer says no Chrome OS netbook at Computex 2010

May 18, 14:20

Acer has issued a statement in response to market rumors the company plans to launch a Chrome-based netbook at Computex 2010 saying that it has no short-term plans for such a produ...

Asustek prepares Wintel tablet PC; Acer Internet device expected to eye on iPad

May 3, 13:59

Asustek Computer is preparing a tablet PC adopting the Intel Atom and Windows 7 operating system in addition to its Google Android/Chrome tablet PC, while Acer's recently revealed...

Former Microsoft executive Tim Chen rumored to head Google's Greater China operation

Apr 16, 12:38

According to China-based media, NBA China CEO Timothy Chen, a former CEO for Microsoft Greater China Region, will resign and join Google to head its Greater China operation. However,...

China-based carriers to continue to support Android platform, say sources

Mar 26, 13:59

Telecom service providers in China are expected to continue to roll out Android-based handsets, despite Google's decision to move its search service out of China, according to sources...

Foreign businesses in China should get to understand local demand, says ex-president of Google Greater China

Mar 24, 17:07

Former Google Greater China president Lee Kai-fu, while declining to answer any questions regarding Google's decision to partially withdraw from the China market, held the opinion...

Lee Kai-fu, former Google Greater China president, speaking in Taipei

Nexus One sale to reach 1-1.2 million units in first year, say sources

Mar 18, 13:53

Sales of the Nexus One Google phones in its first year on the market could reach only 1-1.2 million units compared to 2.5-3.5 million units as originally projected, according to industry...

Acer founder believes Taiwan will play an important role in cloud computing

Mar 4, 14:15

Acer founder Stan Shih has said that although Google and Microsoft have advantages in leading the cloud computing industry, Taiwan's strong hardware manufacturing experience will...

Taiwan market: Google promoting Street View

Feb 4, 14:20

Google has expanded its Street View service in the Taiwan market, from covering just Taipei City at its launch in August 2009 to most cities around Taiwan with a cumulative street...

Google Nexus One-style active noise cancellation to boost MEMS microphone market, says iSuppli

Feb 3, 16:25

The introductions of Google's Nexus One and Motorola's Droid marked the arrival of active noise cancellation (ANC) technology in the handset market, a development that is expected...

Chairman of China's largest web-portal speaks out against Google

Jan 20, 16:37

Jack Ma, founder and chairman China's largest web-portal Alibaba, spoke out against Google's announcement that it may withdraw from the China market at an economic forum in Taipei...

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba

Google Nexus One carries US$174.15 materials cost, says iSuppli

Jan 11, 14:37

The Nexus One, sold with the Google brand name but manufactured by High Tech Computer (HTC), carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$174.15, based on a preliminary estimate from iSuppli...

Nexus One serves as key technology showcase/research tool for Google, says iSuppli

Jan 8, 16:38

Google's new Nexus One smartphone serves as a showcase for the latest version of the Android operating system and will allow the company to gather critical user data for developing...

CES 2010: Samsung launch 3D LED TV, e-book readers, and Samsung Apps

Jan 8, 15:40

Samsung Electronics is showcasing its latest series of 3D-capable TVs, e-book readers and launching its Samsung Apps website at the ongoing 2010 International Consumer Electronics...

Samsung e-book reader, E6

HTC optimistic about future cooperation with Google, but no comments on Nexus One, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 12:44

HTC (High Tech Computer) has remarked that it is still optimistic about the future prospects of cooperation with Google, without commenting on the recent media reports of the speculated...

Google Maps Navigation may impact PND vendors

Nov 6, 14:13

Google's recent release of Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0-platform devices may impact GPS PND vendors such as Garmin and TomTom as well as other handset makers, according...

China market: 3Q09 search engine revenues total about 2 billion yuan, says Analysys

Nov 5, 10:19

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of 2.003 billion yuan (US$293 million) in the third quarter of 2009, increasing 10.7% sequentially and 36.8% on...

Taiwan market: Google to enhance online adverting service for export-oriented SMBs

Nov 2, 11:08

Google has cooperated with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council to provide keyword-search advertising to globally exposed Taiwan-based SMBs focusing on exports and, will...

Google global VP for greater China sales John Liu (right)

Google to launch Chinese-language mobile voice search service

Oct 16, 15:51

Google will launch a Chinese-language version of mobile voice research service for handset users a few weeks later, with China, Taiwan and Hong Kong to be target markets, according...

Google engineering vice president Vic Gundotra

Commentary: Can Motorola make a turnaround by riding on Android-powered handsets and white-box approach?

Sep 21, 16:29

Looking for ways to revive its struggling handset business, Motorola has recently come out with two relatively strong initiations - unveiling its first Android-powered handset, the...

Google online library kicks up copyright dispute in China, says report

Sep 4, 17:10

Google's online virtual library has ben accused by the China Written Words Copyright Society (CWWCS) of infringing copyrights of Chinese-language books authored by China citizens...

Lenovo to enter smartbook market, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 3, 15:31

China-based PC vendor Lenovo plans to launch a smartbook at the end of September 2009, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report citing PC makers in China.

Google launches Street View in Taiwan

Aug 19, 16:55

Google on August 18 launched its Street View service in the Taiwan market, with images of urban areas initially covering only Taipei, according to Google Taiwan.

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    HTC One Max

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    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.

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    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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    Google Nexus 7 tablet

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