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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: Tuesday 25 April 2017 [560 news items]

Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs

Aug 29, 11:22

As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his...

Digitimes Research: Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment

Aug 26, 13:49

The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually...

Android

Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

HTC seems to be drifting away from WP8, say Taiwan makers

Aug 13, 15:06

HTC is likely to drift away from Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform as it has seen its share in the global WP8 market drop to below 5%, while rivals Nokia has taken an 80% share in the...

Samsung reportedly delays Tizen development

Aug 12, 10:31

Samsung Electronics reportedly has slowed down the development of its Tizen operating system, which it co-developed with Intel – a move which could dash hopes of other Android...

Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC

Aug 8, 15:20

Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted an on-year decline during the second...

Small tablets drive big share gains for Android, says Canalys

Aug 2, 14:32

Over 34 million tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2013, a 43% on-year increase. Tablets now account for 31% of worldwide PC shipments. But Apple's performance faltered. Its...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Firefox OS aimed to become alternative to Android, says Mozilla vice president

Jun 21, 15:34

While Mozilla has offered Firefox OS for less than two years, the operating system based on HTML5 and Web technologies has been adopted by a number of smartphone vendors including...

Gong Li, Mozilla Mobile Device senior vice president and Asia Operations president

First-tier players may release smartphones that adopt heat pipes by the end of the year

Jun 17, 21:58

Smartphone players such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) have started showing interest in adopting ultra-thin heat pipes for their smartphones and are expected...

Over 1 billion Android phones to ship in 2017, says Canalys

Jun 6, 12:03

Worldwide smartphone shipments are set to top 1.5 billion units in 2017, contributing 73% to overall mobile phone shipments, according to Canalys. Shipments of Android models will...

Digitimes Research: 2Q13 brand tablet shipments to reach 34 million units

Jun 3, 12:02

Following the low season in the first quarter of 2013, many vendors from the non-iPad tablet camp will introduce new affordable models running on the Google Android platform in the...

BlackBerry to offer BBM on Android and iOS platforms

May 15, 22:16

BlackBerry plans to offer its messenger app, BBM, to competing platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Android LCD monitors are a new opportunity for vendors, says WitsView

May 6, 14:52

Research firm WitsView expects the LCD monitor market to be on the decline in 2013, adding that several vendors have begun orienting their business strategy to reduce shipments of...

Asustek to push Padfone Infinity in China

Apr 23, 09:57

Asustek Computer has recently partnered with China Unicom to sell its new Padfone Infinity in China and the company will also host a launch conference later this month (April) to...

Intel promotes Android convertible notebooks, say vendors

Apr 19, 14:54

Viewing that Windows 8 has been unable to stimulate global demand for notebooks, and global sales of Android tablets have been increasing, Intel has begun to promote Android tablet-convertible...

China-based vendors offer Android STBs

Apr 17, 15:20

A number of China-based vendors, including Mele Digital Technology, Geniatech, Giec Electronics and Bluetimes Technology, exhibited Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) at the 2013 China...

Tablet sales to reach US$64 billion in 2013, up 28% as tide turns to Android, says ABI Research

Apr 15, 14:50

In 2013, approximately 150 million tablets are forecast to ship globally, which is estimated to be worth US$64 billion (up 28% from 2012) in potential end-user revenues, according...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

Compal Communications adopts Broadcom smartphone reference design

Apr 3, 12:14

Compal Communications has for the first time adopted a reference design platform offered by Broadcom to develop entry-level Android smartphones with the first wave of such models...

Digitimes Research: More software developers join Android camp

Mar 20, 16:03

More and more software developers and free software projects are willing to join development for the Android platform in view of the dynamic shipment growth demonstrated by Android-based...

Google executive reshuffle may affect relationship with handset brands, say sources

Mar 15, 15:37

Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, has stepped down from his current post. If Rubin is assigned to strengthen in-house handset products, it may affect Google's relationship with...

A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers

Mar 15, 12:22

While Google is likely to integrate Chrome OS with Android, such a Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows in the global notebook market at least for one to two years, according...

Google said to integrate Android with Chrome OS

Too late for China to develop own mobile operating systems, say Taiwan makers

Mar 7, 11:11

While China Academy of Telecommunication Research under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in its white paper calls for China's development of own operating systems...

China handset makers hope to reduce reliance on Android

Mar 6, 22:23

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published a white paper stating that China's handset industry has been...

VIA announces Android BSP enabling split-screen multi-touch digital signage display at DSE 2013

Feb 27, 14:43

VIA Technologies has announced its latest Android board support package (BSP) for the VIA Vantage digital signage line which enables a split-screen multi-touch user experience that...

Lenovo announces new Android tablets

Feb 26, 21:17

Lenovo has announced a line-up of new Android tablets that will be available starting in the second quarter 2013.

Acer looks to ship two million smartphones in 2013, says chairman

Feb 26, 11:58

While showcasing three new smartphones at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013, Acer expects its smartphone shipments to reach two million units in 2013, according to company...

Intel may score points in boosting Android smartphone, tablet platforms in 2013

Feb 22, 14:43

As Intel has won adoption for its smartphone processors from Lenovo and Acer, and for its tablet platforms from Lenovo and Asustek Computer, Intel stands a chance of winning more...

New HTC One unveiled

Feb 20, 10:44

HTC has announced its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One, which features the latest Android Jelly Bean OS and LTE network technology, and is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon...

New HTC One

Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC

Feb 18, 11:25

Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012,...

Android powers a third of all mobile phones shipped in 4Q12, says Canalys

Feb 8, 15:24

Canalys has published its final mobile phone shipment estimates across the 50 plus countries that it tracks. The total mobile phone market, at 438.1 million units, was flat on year,...

Apple to see tablet market share dip in 1H13

Jan 23, 15:22

Apple is expected to see the share of its iOS-based iPad and iPad mini in the tablet segment continue to be eroded by an array of Android-based tablets by other branded vendors in...

Android platform to continue dominating 5-inch and larger smartphone market in 2013

Jan 21, 15:44

Google's Android platform will continue to dominate the 5-inch and larger smartphone segment in 2013, while other platforms such as Apple's iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry have...

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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...

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    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 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,...

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

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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...

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