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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 25 February 2015 [526 news items]

Intel extends incentives to boost development of Intel-based tablets

May 22, 20:13

Intel originally offered incentives for selected China-based white-box vendors such as Ramos to adopt Intel platforms for tablets, and has extended to additional China-based white-box...

Digitimes Research: Vendors, software developers flocking to Android OS

May 21, 14:22

Due to the fast-growing Android ecosystem, most software developers have no choice but to support Android OS in order to avoid of being marginalized, according to Digitimes Researc...

Intel looking to tap entry-level tablet market with Bay Trail-Entry

Apr 22, 19:24

In an attempt to tap China and other emerging markets for Android entry-level tablets, Intel will launch Bay Trail-Entry, a CPU platform specifically for use in entry-level tablets...

Google reportedly to partner with HTC for 8-inch Nexus; less aggressive about tablet market

Apr 21, 13:21

Google reportedly has turned to cooperate with High Tech Computer (HTC) for its new 8-inch Nexus tablet instead of Asustek Computer. The device is rumored to be released in the third...

Google to partner with HTC for new Nexus tablet

Most smartphone vendors supporting Android Wear

Mar 21, 16:41

Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, HTC, Asustek Computer and Motorola have voiced support for Android Wear, Google's new platform for wearable devices.

LG working with Google on smartwatch

Mar 21, 11:03

LG Electronics is working together with Google on the LG G Watch, powered by Android Wear, which extends the Android platform to wearables. The LG G Watch will be compatible with...

Digitimes Research: Google shifts focus to large-size tablet competition

Mar 18, 15:49

Digitimes Research has learned that Google is set to release at least two Nexus tablets in 2014 with an 8.9-inch model already under development and set to enter mass production in...

China market: Second-tier China handset vendors plan to request anti-trust probe into Android licensing

Mar 18, 14:38

Some second-tier and small China-based handset vendors feel that Google has unreasonably high charges for some applications under the Android platform, and therefore plan to request...

Lenovo may become second largest Android smartphone vendor, say Taiwan makers

Mar 12, 20:03

While Samsung Electronics has dominated the global Android smartphone market with a market share of 65% and LG Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications and Motorola Mobility have...

Worldwide tablet sales grow 68% in 2013 with Android capturing 62% of market, says Gartner

Mar 4, 14:39

Worldwide sales of tablets to end users reached 195.4 million units in 2013, a 68% increase on 2012, according to Gartner.

Asustek to suspend dual-OS notebook project, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 21, 11:09

Asustek Computer is likely to be forced to give up plans to launch its dual-OS notebook, the Transformer Book Duet TD300, due to resistance from Google, according to a Chinese-language...

Nokia reportedly to launch Android variant smartphones

Feb 17, 12:26

Nokia reportedly plans to unveil an Android variant smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 targeting the entry-level segment, according to industry watchers.

Android smartphone shipments just shy of 800 million in 2013, says IDC

Feb 14, 16:18

The smartphone market passed an important milestone in 2013 when worldwide shipments surpassed the one billion mark for the first time, driven by continued momentum from Android and...

Commentary: Is COS a genuine home-grown platform or a copycat?

Feb 6, 11:10

China has unveiled a home-grown operating system, the China Operating System (COS), for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) and other types of smart devices, claiming...

China-developed OS unveiled, Android device vendors watching

Jan 21, 20:46

China Operating System (COS), developed by China-based Lian Tong Network Communication Technology (Shanghai) and the Institute of Software under the Chinese Academy of Sciences for...

China market: Acer launches CNY599 7-inch tablet

Jan 17, 14:29

Acer has launched the Acer Tab 7, a 7-inch Android 4.2 tablet equipped with 1.5GHz dual-core processor, in the China market for CNY599 (US$99), so far the lowest retail price for...

Taiwan market: Android platform accounts for 90% of smartphone OS market

Jan 15, 12:35

Android-based smartphones currently account for over 90% of smartphone OS market share in Taiwan, leaving little room for other platforms, including Firefox OS and Tizen, according...

Digitimes Research: Google turns to push Android-based TV products

Dec 26, 16:01

Google TV, which was first launched in 2010, will no longer see any subsequent product release in the future as Google has already merged its Google TV team with the Android team,...

Intel offers Android Bay Trail-D-based Smart Display platforms to compete with ARM

Dec 25, 12:37

Viewing that ARM has made a foray into the entry-level all-in-one (AIO) PC market segment, Intel has offered inexpensive Smart Display platforms equipped with Bay Trail-D processors...

Intel in smart display market

Movea, Nuvoton team up to deliver motion-enabled embedded controllers for Windows 8.1 and Android devices

Dec 4, 15:18

Nuvoton Technology, a specialist in embedded controllers for the PC market, has incorporated Movea's SmartMotion technology into its NPCF204U stand-alone sensor hub family and the...

MediaTek to launch 6-8 tablet CPUs in 2014

Nov 25, 12:17

MediaTek reportedly plans to launch 6-8 application processors for tablets in 2014 compared to four CPUs released in 2013, according to industry sources.

Android OEMs expand enterprise smartphone portfolios to take on iOS and bury BlackBerry, says ABI Research

Nov 19, 15:16

According to a new report from ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity...

Time ripe for development of smart peripherals: Q&A with Arima Communications president Owen Chen

Nov 19, 11:34

Smartphone ODM Arima Communications has decided to expand its product lines to include tablets, smart accessories and other new products, optimizing its platform development expertise...

Arima president Owen Chen

Digitimes Research: Sales of new iPhones by NTT DoCoMo impact Japan handset market

Nov 18, 22:29

Sales of Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c by NTT DoCoMo starting in September 2013 have brought a number of impacts to Japan's handset market, including changes in the subscriber bases...

WP-based smartphones still face tough road ahead despite 3Q13 shipment gains

Nov 7, 15:40

Although Windows Phone has become the third largest mobile platform in the global smartphone segment, it remains to be seen if shipments of WP-based phones will be able to maintain...

Android growth drives another strong quarter for worldwide tablet market, says IDC

Nov 1, 12:13

Worldwide tablet shipments grew to 47.6 million units in the third quarter of 2013, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. While slightly below...

Firefox OS smartphones may struggle to compete with Android, Nokia models

Oct 28, 10:34

Smartphones running on Firefox OS may not be able to compete effectively against low-end Android phones or Nokia's Asha family models, despite successful initial sales of ZTE Open...

China market: Demand for Android STBs weakening

Oct 25, 15:09

Android-based set-top box (STB) sales in China have started to grow weak recently due to rising penetration rates in the local market and the growing popularity of large-size smartphones...

Intel plans cheap Bay Trail CPUs for 2Q14

Oct 14, 21:46

Intel is planning to release entry-level Bay Trail-based processors for the Android platform in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources from tablet players.

ChipSiP unveils SiP Smart Glass solution

Oct 14, 21:07

ChipSiP Technology, which provides turnkey system-in-package (SiP) solutions, has launched what the company claims is the world's first HD resolution near-eye display on the Android...

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research

Sep 30, 14:55

A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year's mid-point, ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple's iPad family of products has...

App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources

Sep 27, 11:41

Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

iPhone 5c will not significantly affect sales of Android phones

Sep 11, 21:55

Apple's iPhone 5c is unlikely to significantly affect sales of Android-based entry-level to mid-range smartphones due to its pricing, according to sources in the handset industry...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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    VIA ARTiGO A900 Android system

    VIA Technologies has launched the VIA ARTiGO A900 Android system. With its 3D graphics and HD video performance, I/O connectivity options, and software development tools, the VIA...

    Photo: Company, Sep 24.

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