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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 11 July 2014 [502 news items]

ZTE to launch Open webOS smartphone in 4Q12, say sources

Sep 19, 14:04

China-based ZTE reportedly plans to launch its first Open webOS-based smartphone for overseas markets in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

Google attitude against modified Android may lead to split in Android, say Taiwan handset makers

Sep 18, 01:10

Google's opposition to Taiwan-based vendor Acer's launch of the A800, a smartphone based on the Alibaba-developed operating system Aliyun, reflects Google's attempt to check development...

New Lenovo tablet PC uses MediaTek chip

Sep 14, 01:00

MediaTek on September 13 announced that Lenovo has selected its Android mobile platform for the new LePad A2107, which is shipping to customers globally.

Cumulative Android smartphone shipments will exceed one billion in 2013, says IHS

Sep 12, 16:03

Just five years after Google's Android appeared on the market in 2008, IHS forecasts that cumulative global shipments of smartphones using the operating system since it was introduced...

Smartphone and tablet forecasts show varying OS fortunes, says Canalys

Sep 11, 12:04

The latest product announcements by leading smartphone and tablet vendors will help drive consumer demand to new heights, according to Canalys. It forecasts that in 2016, global annual...

Insyde to put equal amount of focus on both Android and Windows: Q&A with Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Sep 7, 14:07

As Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) platform is gradually becoming the next BIOS structure standard, the competition between BIOS designers is also becoming fiercer, and...

Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

As Wintel dominance wanes, the Microsoft/Intel alliance frays, says IHS

Sep 5, 14:54

After a generation of setting the pace and calling the shots in the computer market, the Microsoft/Intel cartel known as Wintel now finds itself playing catch-up in the new era of...

Taiwan market: Nexus 7 available for pre-order at NT$8,990

Sep 4, 01:40

Google and Asustek Computer's jointly developed Nexus 7 tablet PC on September 3, became available for pre-order in Taiwan market with the 16GB model priced at NT$8,990 (US$300),...

Asustek to launch new smartphones in 2Q13

Aug 30, 13:53

After temporarily stepping out of the handset market in 2011, Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen, at the company's investors conference on August 29, said the company will return...

Digitimes Research: Android to account for 70% of handset market in 2H12

Aug 24, 16:18

Observing from the competition between handset operating systems in the second half of 2011 and in 2012, Android, which already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in...

On-year handset shipment growth by major OS, 2010-2012

Sony Mobile moves into sub-US$200 smartphone segment

Aug 23, 14:53

Sony Mobile Communications has teamed up with Taiwan-based handset ODMs Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), Arima Communications and Compal Communications to venture into the sub-US$200...

Taiwan market: Nikon launches new autumn-season camera models

Aug 23, 01:35

Japan-based digital still camera (DSC) vendor Nikon on August 22, hosted a launch conference in Taiwan for its new autumn-season DSC models and is set to release four new models including...

Hisense releases dual-core TD-SCDMA smartphone using Spreadtrum chip

Aug 7, 11:36

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that the Hisense T96 for China Mobile, which is a dual-core smartphone with Android 4.0 using Spreadtrum's TD-SCDMA modem and RF transceiver,...

Lenovo and Motorola delay launch of Intel-based tablets

Jul 26, 01:25

Although Intel has been aggressively promoting the combination of its Medfield platform with Android for the smartphone and tablet PC markets, the recent decisions of the company's...

Commentary: Is Nexus 7 launch a blessing or a curse for other Android tablet vendors?

Jul 18, 15:38

Google has begun shipping its Nexus 7 and the initial response to the tablet seems to be positive, with industry sources indicating that the platform vendor will be able to ship 2.5-3...

Sony smartphone orders to Taiwan ODMs to recover in 2H12

Jul 17, 01:45

As Sony Mobile Communication is increasing the number of its entry-level, mid-range and three-proof (water, dust, scratch) smartphone models to stimulate market demand, while also...

MIPS focused on growing Android market, partnerships in Asia

Jul 16, 16:01

With Google adding MIPS into its Android NDK, application developers are now able to bring their natively-developed Android applications to MIPS-based products, according to Mark...

Motorola Mobility yet to see benefit from Google acquisition, say sources

Jul 12, 12:10

Despite the completion of the acquisition by Google in May 2012, Motorola Mobility is unlikely to benefit significantly from the deal and may not make a turnaround until 2013 at the...

Firefox OS will struggle to compete with Android, iOS, say Taiwan makers

Jul 4, 15:19

While Mozilla Foundation will launch Firefox OS, a mobile operating system based on open Web standards and has won adoption by China-based vendors ZTE and TCL Communication Technology...

Taiwan handset ODMs welcome small changes in Jelly Bean from Android 4.0

Jul 3, 16:06

The release of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has offered relief to Taiwan-based handset ODMs, as the newly revised platform indicates that Google has slowed down the upgrade cycle of its...

Google announces Nexus 7 tablet PC at Google I/O 2012

Jun 29, 01:10

At Google I/O 2012, the company has announced several new products including its latest Nexus 7 tablet PC.

VIA announces ARM-based digital signage system with Android support

Jun 21, 11:52

VIA Technologies has announced the VIA ARM digital signage (DS) system.

IDC increases media tablet forecast

Jun 15, 13:48

Expectations of strong demand for media tablets in the second half of 2012 has led IDC to increase its forecast for the worldwide market to 107.4 million units for the year, up from...

Android 4.0 in entry-level to mid-range smartphones to rise in 2H12

Jun 7, 16:13

While Android 2.x versions take up about 90% of Android-based smartphones, Qualcomm and MediaTek have begun to offer Android 4.0 common chip solutions for smartphone vendors and therefore...

Taiwan market: Sony to launch first Android Walkman

May 18, 15:56

Sony on May 18 unveiled Z1050, its first Android-based Walkman, for launch in the Taiwan market on May 24 at a recommended retail price of NT$10,990 (US$373), according to Sony Tai...

Rumors of Google ban on mobile devices flare up on China discussion boards

May 4, 16:39

A Shenzhen-based consulting firm that helps handset makers receive government certification for their devices on May 3 posted a notice stating that the China goverment would be banning...

Android 4.0 tablet PCs to dominate in 3Q12

May 4, 01:15

Android 4.0-based tablet PCs will be the dominant products in the segment in the third quarter of 2012 as most brand vendors will not rush to launch Windows 8-based models until the...

PC brand vendors moving R&D resources from Android to Windows 8

May 2, 16:28

PC brand vendors have already started moving their resources from R&D for Android to Windows 8 and are focusing more on developing Windows 8-based products, according to sources...

Asustek aims at becoming top vendor of Android tablet PCs in 2H12

May 2, 11:49

Asustek Computer has set a challenging goal of attaining the largest global market share for Android-based tablet PCs in the second half of 2012, company CEO Jerry Shen has told a...

HTC, Facebook jointly developing smartphone, say sources

Apr 25, 16:10

Given that Google is expected to continue to cooperate with Samsung Electronics for the development of the next-generation Nexus smartphone, HTC reportedly has decided to move forward...

China market: Original Symbian user base to be shared by other platforms

Apr 11, 01:30

As Nokia has shifted from Symbian to Windows Phone, the market share for Symbian in China slipped from 42.5% in the first quarter of 2011 to 18.7% in the fourth quarter based on surveys...

Taiwan market: Sony Mobile Communications aims to take up 30% share in Android segment in 2Q12

Apr 3, 14:10

Sony Mobile Communications has launched its Xperia P smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Taiwan Mobile, and will also release the Xperia U and Xperia solar in the...

Gigabyte Communications to launch MediaTek-based dual-SIM Android phones in 2Q12

Mar 30, 01:20

Gigabyte Communications has been focusing on the production of dual-SIM Android smartphones recently, and plans to roll out dual-SIM models built on chipset solutions from MediaTek...

LG seeking Taiwan ODMs for inexpensive Android smartphones

Mar 23, 16:18

LG Electronics has renewed talks with Taiwan-based handset ODMs for the production of inexpensive Android smartphones amid its ongoing efforts to rekindle its smartphone business...

Vendors poised to upgrade Android to 4.0

Mar 23, 16:10

Many vendors, including Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics and Sony, have finished testing and certification, and will soon upgrade devices to Android 4.0, according to industry...

Tablet PC vendors are upgrading their previous devices to Android 4.0
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