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  • The early success Google's Android platform has achieved in the handset market has caused system makers, software developers and semiconductor players to show heightened interest in the new platform. DIGITIMES provides comprehensive coverage of Android and how the platform is shaping the mobile device market.

    Last update: Wednesday 5 July 2017 [569 news items]

Supply of NAND flash for new iPhone falling short

Jul 5, 22:17

SK Hynix and Toshiba have both experienced lower-than-expected yield rates for their 3D NAND technologies resulting in fewer supplies for Apple's 2017 series of iPhones, according...

MediaTek launches Ultra HD TV SoC

Jun 13, 15:46

MediaTek has announced the availability of its new MediaTek MT5597 SoC, an Ultra HD TV SoC supporting Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG).

Taiwan market: Android Pay launches

Jun 2, 12:33

Google has launched its mobile payment service, Android Pay, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with two local banks initially, CTBC Bank and First Commercial Bank.

Android Pay launches in Taiwan

Google to launch Android GO entry-level smartphones in 2018

May 18, 23:02

Google, at Google I/O 2017 taking place in San Francisco, unveiled Android GO, an Android O-architecture operating system specifically designed for use in entry-level smartphones,...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry...

Rising mobile DRAM prices to constrain growth of memory content in smartphones, says TrendForce

May 5, 15:22

A rally in mobile DRAM prices will hold back the growth of average per device memory content for smartphones in 2017, according to TrendForce. Average DRAM content in smartphones...

Taiwan market: Android Pay service to be available in June, says paper

Newswatch - May 4, 15:00

Android Pay, a mobile payment service developed by Google, will be available in the Taiwan market starting June 1 with support from three local banks, according to a Chinese-language...

Taiwan IC design houses receiving short lead-time orders

May 4, 14:56

Taiwan-based IC design houses have started to see their customers place short lead-time orders in May, but remain less-optimistic about their outlook for the second quarter.

Android smartphones to continue to expand market share in 2017

Apr 25, 11:56

Competition for market share between Apple's iOS system and Android OS will remain keen in 2017, particularly in the China market, due to new models introduced by Apple and vendors...

Samsung to maintain lead with Galaxy S8 in high-end Android segment

Mar 30, 14:24

The release of the Galaxy S8 will help Samsung to maintain its lead in the high-end Android smartphone market, while ramping up shipments of the vendor's complete line of smartphone...

Advantech and partners form Embedded Linux & Android Alliance

Mar 17, 11:41

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has announced at Embedded World 2017 the formation of Embedded Linux & Android Alliance (ELAA) through partnership with AIMobile, ArcherMind,...

More new Android phones to come in 2Q17 prior to arrival of new iPhone

Feb 15, 11:04

Most Android phone vendors are expected to launch new models in the second quarter of 2017 to grab market share prior to the planned release of next-generation iPhone devices in September,...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile ramps up share of high-end Android smartphone segment

Newswatch - Jan 18, 11:45

Sony Mobile Communications saw its share in the over NT$15,000 (US$475) segment of the Android smartphone market in Taiwan increase to 35% in 2016 from 24% of a year earlier, according...

Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5

Dec 9, 12:21

As Google is planning to officially release Android 7.0 OS at the end of 2016, LG Electronics has taken the initiative to announce the availability of upgrades to the latest version...

Apple captures 91% share of global smartphone profits in 3Q16, says Strategy Analytics

Nov 23, 21:36

Apple captured a record share of profits in the global smartphone industry in the third quarter of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics.

Android phones account for 88% of global smartphone shipment in 3Q16, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Nov 3, 16:05

Global smartphone shipments reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016, with Android operating system capturing a record 88% global market share, according to the latest...

VR, AR, AI developments to have greater scalability, says Google Taiwan head

Oct 6, 14:16

In addition to applications related to virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT), the development of artificial intelligence will have a greater scalability...

Chien Lee-feng, head of Google Taiwan

Galaxy S7 edge is top-selling Android phone in 1H16, says Strategy Analytics

Newswatch - Aug 5, 11:00

Samsung Electronics's Galaxy S7 edge was the world's top-selling Android smartphone model in the first half of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung currently aslo accounts...

BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone

Newswatch - Jul 27, 21:33

BlackBerry has launched its second Android smartphone, the DTEK50, priced at US$299. The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, Qualcomm 8-core Snapdragon...

Chip orders for Android phones slowing down

Jul 7, 10:17

IC orders placed by Android phone makers, mainly those in China, have slowed down recently, according to industry sources.

MediaTek launches Helio X20 development board

Jun 28, 11:03

MediaTek has launched a development board based on the company's high-end Helio X20 mobile processor, which the company claimed is the industry's first development board using Tri-Cluster,...

Inventec expects shipment growth in 2016 thanks to enterprise sector orders

Jun 21, 14:56

Despite weakening worldwide notebook demand, Inventec still expects its notebook shipments to grow on year in 2016 thanks to stable shipments to the enterprise sector; however, revenues...

Worldwide smartphone growth to slow to 3.1% in 2016, says IDC

Jun 3, 14:41

Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 3.1% in 2016, which is a substantial slowdown from the 10.5% growth in 2015 and 27.8% in 2014, according to IDC. The forecast is 2.6pp lower...

Google announces Daydream VR platform; HTC, Asustek to join Daydream club

May 19, 14:48

Google has announced Daydream, a VR platform built on top of newly released Android N. Google said that Daydream-ready phones, as well as VR viewers and motion controllers will be...

Android Open Source market opportunities shrinking as Android One becomes viable market contender

May 3, 14:39

Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets. While ABI...

Smartphone growth expected to drop to single digits in 2016, says IDC

Mar 4, 15:28

According to a recent forecast update from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 2015 is likely to be the last year of double-digit smartphone growth. The 2015 calendar...

Taiwan market: HTC ships over 2 million Android phones in 2015

Jan 20, 14:00

HTC shipped over two million smartphones in the Taiwan market in 2015, representing an increase of over 20% from a year earlier and making it the top vendor for Android phones in...

Qualcomm to land a majority of chip orders for high-end Android phones in 2016

Dec 17, 10:23

Qualcomm is expected to secure the bulk of chipset orders for high-end Android smartphones in 2016 as vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics...

Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses

Nov 5, 11:47

The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Android Pay to become a prevailing mobile payment tool

Oct 22, 14:47

Android Pay, announced at Google I/O 2015, will eventually beat Apple Pay to capture a majority share of the global mobile payment market, making "payment apps as a service"...

HTC unveils Android Marshmallow-based smartphone

Oct 21, 16:07

HTC has officially unveiled the latest version of its One series smartphone, the HTC One A9, a revised flagship model which the company will count on to make a turnaround in the fourth...

Cher Wang (center) presents the HTC One A9 in New York

Fingerprint sensors set to see growing adoption among Android phones

Oct 8, 16:07

Fingerprint identification sensors are expected to see growing adoption among Android smartphones in 2016, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear devices narrowed

Oct 5, 22:39

The difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear-based devices has been narrowed as the latest updates of the Apple Watch have only made some modifications on outer design but...

Taiwan market: Microsoft unveils cross-platform foldable keyboard

Sep 3, 11:27

Microsoft has unveiled its Universal Foldable Keyboard that can be used across iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Taiwan.

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    Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch

    Huawei has unveiled its wearable device, the Huawei Watch 2, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. The watch will go on sale in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Germany and China...

    Photo: Company, Mar 15.

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    Asustek ZenFone AR smartphone

    Asustek Computer has announced ZenFone AR, a smartphone that represents an advance in mobile virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The vendor said it is the...

    Photo: Company, Jan 23.

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    VIA Artigo A830 IoT kiosk solution

    VIA Technologies has announced its latest kiosk solution, the VIA Artigo A830, featuring anti-static lightning and surge protection. With HDMI and LVDS touch panel dual screen support,...

    Photo: Company, Dec 5.

  • Asustek+ZenWatch+3+smartwatch

    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Acer Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet

    Acer has announced the Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer's Predator gaming series. The GT-810 is powered by the Intel Atom x7 processor, Android...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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