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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: Friday 5 August 2016 [551 news items]

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.

Digitimes Research: Adoption of Wi-Fi by Apple Watch, Android Wear to encourage other vendors to follow suit

Jul 23, 09:56

The adoption of Wi-Fi technology by Apple Watch and Android Wear devices are expected to motivate other smartwatch and wearable device vendors to follow suit, according to Digitimes...

BlackBerry to roll out Android-based smartphones in 2H15, say sources

Jul 9, 09:27

BlackBerry reportedly plans to roll out multiple models of Android-based smartphones in the second half of 2015, with Taiwan-based handset ODMs, including Foxconn Electronics, Compal...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of Intel CPU-based Android tablets to decline in 2015

Jul 8, 14:12

Global shipments of Android-based tablets powered by Intel CPUs are expected to drop to 10.8 million units in 2015, down from14.23 million shipped a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales...

Taiwan market: HTC to launch One M9+ smartphone

May 15, 11:16

HTC has launched its new flagship model, the HTC One M9+, in the Taiwan market, priced at NT$23,000 (US$781) unlocked.

Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia

Digitimes Research: Microsoft patent fee cut to attract vendors to pre-install apps in Android products

Apr 14, 11:14

According to Digitimes Research's latest findings from Taiwan's and China's smartphone/tablet upstream supply chain, in exchange for hardware players to pre-install its software applications...

Commentary: Samsung adoption of Microsoft apps could be ill-fated

Apr 13, 22:16

Samsung Electronics has announced that its mobile devices including smartphones and tablets will come with built-in Microsoft apps, a move which appears aimed at stemming its falling...

China vendors to ship over 50 million Android smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2015

Mar 17, 15:27

Shipments of Android-based smartphones with fingerprint sensors by China-based handset makers are expected to reach over 50 million units in 2015, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

MWC 2015: Intel launches new mobile SoCs, LTE solution

Mar 3, 22:14

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced a series of mobile platforms including the company's new low-cost system-on-chip (SoC) for phones, phablets and tablets, a global LTE solution,...

Intel Atom x3 processor

Android and iOS account for over 96% of smartphone OS market for both 4Q14 and 2014, says IDC

Newswatch - Feb 25, 19:58

Android and iOS accounted for 96.3% of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter as well as for all of 2014, up slightly from 95.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and from 93.8%...

Over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014, says Canalys

Feb 12, 19:47

Over 720,000 Android Wear devices were shipped in 2014, when a total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands were shipped, according to Canalys.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to decline 11.8% in 2015

Jan 15, 15:07

Global tablet shipments are estimated to drop 11.8% on year to reach 244 million units in 2015 as demand for high-end and entry-level tablets has both become saturated, while large-size...

Digitimes Research: Samsung, LG, Panasonic bent on competing against Android TV

Jan 8, 15:14

Observing major LCD TV brand vendors' strategies for 2015, Google's Android TV has become the official platform for Sony's and Sharp's smart TVs, but vendors such as Samsung Electronics,...

CES 2015: MediaTek announces TV SoC for Sony Android TVs

Newswatch - Jan 8, 14:56

MediaTek has announced its smartTV SoC chip for use in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony's picture-quality algorithm, enabling Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

Taiwan market: Asustek launches ZenWatch

Dec 25, 12:29

Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). Company CEO Jerry Shen pointed out that monthly production capacity...

Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

IC design houses gearing up for 64-bit smartphone boom

Dec 18, 14:39

With Android phone makers pushing for migration to 64 bit architecture, chip suppliers including Qualcomm and MediaTek are set to introduce new quad- and 8-core 64-bit solutions in...

Android inspires another bright quarter for MEA tablet market, says IDC

Dec 15, 16:13

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong on-year growth in the third quarter of 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices...

Commentary: Android smartphone vendors set to meet more challenges

Nov 25, 15:26

Sluggish demand for Android-based smartphones is taking its toll on vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC and Sony Mobile Communications as evidenced by third-quarter reports...

Moto 360 leads first wave of Android Wear devices, says Canalys

Nov 19, 13:58

Nearly five million smart and basic wearable bands shipped in the third quarter of 2014, with total unit shipments increasing 37% quarter on quarter as Android Wear made its mark...

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    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.

  • Asustek+ZenWatch+2+smartwatch

    Asustek ZenWatch 2 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has unveiled two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches. The ZenWatch 2 smartwatches feature Android Wear and are able to pair with either Android- or iOS-based smartphones. Asustek...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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    Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

    Microsoft has unveiled its Universal Foldable Keyboard that can be used across iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Taiwan. The keyboard is specifically designed for Windows tablets,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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    Zoom Storage hybrid powerbank and wireless storage solution

    The Zoom Storage is a hybrid powerbank and wireless storage solution developed for Android, Windows and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2,000mAh wallet size and 8,000mAh traveller's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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