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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: Thursday 5 November 2015 [540 news items]

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...

Google happy to see Acer, Asustek launch inexpensive tablets to hike Android penetration, say Taiwan makers

Jan 17, 19:31

As Acer and Asustek Computer will soon launch 7-inch tablets for sale at about US$149, Google, although having cooperated with Asustek to develop the Nexus 7, is not worried about...

Lenovo plans to roll out Intel- or ARM-based Android notebook/tablet convertibles in 1H13

Jan 14, 12:58

Having unveiled its IdeaPad Yoga 11S notebook/tablet convertible mobile device at CES 2013, Lenovo reportedly plans to expand its IdeaPad Yoga family by also launching Intel- or ARM-based...

Archos unveils multi-touch Android TV

Jan 4, 15:22

Archos has released a new TV called Archos TV connect, a multi-touch set supporting Android, allowing users to access their apps and games.

Arima Communications looks to ship 12-14 million smartphones in 2013

Jan 2, 15:43

Arima Communications is expected to ship 12-14 million smartphones in 2013, with NEC and Sony Mobile Communications together taking up over 60% of the shipments, according to an industry...

Linux-based mobile platforms hope for adoption in 2013, but smartphone vendors to keep watching

Dec 20, 20:33

While Android and iOS together occupy about 85% of the global smartphone market, other mobile platforms, mainly Tizen, Open webOS, Firefox OS and Sailfish OS, hope to be adopted in...

Handset and platform makers compete to dominate map data

Dec 13, 21:19

Handset and platform makers such as Nokia and Google have been expanding in-house map data platforms. Apple is reportedly considering buying Tom Tom, a Dutch navigation product provider,...

Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013

Dec 6, 12:19

Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range...

Patent disputes hike royalty fees for Android handset makers

Nov 22, 14:22

Hardware vendors who use the Android platform for mobile devices are now finding their costs mounting up because of royalty payments, mainly to Microsoft and recently to Apple, according...

Intel reduces StudyBook shipment forecast

Nov 21, 21:02

Intel originally expected its StudyBook tablet shipments to reach 3-4 million units in the period from January 2013 to June 2014; however, the company has reduced the forecast volume...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 30% in 2013

Nov 19, 15:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 30% to 865 million units in 2013, accounting for 43.9% of total handset shipments in the year, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Taiwan market: ViewSonic unveils 22-inch touch-control monitor

Nov 16, 12:16

ViewSonic on November 15 unveiled Smart Display VSD220, a 22-inch smart touch-control monitor featuring dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0, Full HD 1080p LED-backlit display and...

Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China

Nov 15, 21:43

Google's Android platform has taken a 90% share of the smartphone platform market in China. However, as iPhone 5 and many Windows Phone 8 models will be introduced to the China market...

Commentary: Will Apple soften its stance against Samsung after reaching peace deal with HTC?

Nov 14, 10:59

The announcement of a comprehensive settlement of patent lawsuits between Apple and HTC comes as a surprise to the smartphone industry, given Apple's previous hostile attitude against...

Commentary: Notebook ODMs face uncertainties in tablet market

Nov 6, 16:16

The rise of tablets and smartphones, plus the economic downturn in the US and Europe, have been causing PC brands such as HP, Dell and Acer to report unsatisfactory sales results...


Google, Amazon and other vendors in China to lead pricing in low-cost smartphone segment, say sources

Nov 5, 22:59

While sales of low-cost smartphones are expected to continue growing in the next few years, Google, Amazon and other Internet service companies in China may lead price competition...

Lenovo to launch a table-shaped all-in-one PC

Nov 5, 22:57

Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based all-in-one PC that features a similar industrial design as Microsoft's Surface, a table-shaped PC. The machine features four legs and when...

Android marks 4th anniversary with 75% market share in 3Q12, says IDC

Nov 5, 12:18

Total Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136 million units in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 75% of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in the quarter, according...

7-inch Android tablets expected to occupy 70% of non-iPad tablets, say Taiwan makers

Nov 2, 11:39

In view of booming sales of the Nexus 7, 7-inch Android tablets are expected to take up at least 70% of the total sales volume of non-iPad tablets, with the remaining 30% to be for...

7-inch tablets are expected to become new star products

Google aggressive pricing for Nexus 4 smartphone to affect sales of other brands

Oct 30, 21:45

Google's pricing of US$299-349 for its newly released 4.7-inch, quad-core Nexus 4 smartphone is lower than market expectations, and thus could affect the sales of Android-based smartphones...

LG sees 3Q12 smartphone shipments increase

Oct 24, 21:36

South Korea-based LG Electronics has reported smartphone shipments in the third quarter accounted for more than 50% of total mobile phone shipments. LG has been focusing on LTE smartphones...

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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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    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...

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

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