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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 3 March 2015 [527 news items]

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

More Android 4.0 smartphones to launch in 2Q12

Mar 22, 01:25

The supply of smartphones running on Android 4.0 will increase substantially starting the second quarter of 2012, with mid-range to high-end models coming from brand vendors including...

Taiwan market: Samsung offers upgrade to Android 4.0 for Galaxy series

Mar 21, 13:34

Samsung Electronics has begun offering services that will allow users of its Galaxy S II smartphone in the Taiwan market to upgrade the device's operating system to Android Ice Cream...

BIOS maker Insyde expected to benefit from Windows 8

Mar 6, 01:25

Taiwan-based BIOS maker Insyde Software is expected to be one of the players to benefit most from Windows 8 as the company is currently the fastest player to adopt UEFI BIOS and was...

Digitimes Research: Non-certified Android hardware may still become mainstream

Feb 24, 01:15

Google is currently focusing on designing Android in a direction to better suit smartphones and tablet PCs, the products that enjoy high volume shipments, but since Android is open...

Non-certified Android devices to become mainstream

China handset players pessimistic about Microsoft pushing Tango OS in China

Feb 23, 15:53

As Microsoft is set to push its Tango operating system into China's smartphone market in 2012, domestic handset players in China are pessimistic about the plan and believe the operating...

Google may launch Android 5.0 in 2Q12, say Taiwan makers

Feb 16, 01:00

Viewing that the adoption of Android 4.0 has fallen short of original expectations and Microsoft will launch Windows 8 in the third quarter of 2012, Google is likely to launch Android...

Google Android

MediaTek intros new platform for Android phones

Feb 14, 01:00

MediaTek has announced the availability of its third-generation platform for entry-level to mid-range Android smartphones. Dubbed MT6575, the new solution offers a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9...

MediaTek MT6573

Taiwan market: Sony unveils dual-screen tablet PC

Feb 8, 01:20

Sony on February 7 unveiled Tablet P, a tablet PC featuring dual 5.5-inch touch screens, Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a 300,000-pixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera,...

Sony Tablet P

Notebook shipments expected to rise significantly in 2H12

Feb 2, 01:10

Notebook shipments, benefiting from the recovery of hard drive shortages and launch of Windows 8 in the third quarter, are expected to rise significantly in the second half, compared...

LTE smartphones to account for 4-5% global shipments in 2012

Jan 16, 11:47

With nearly 50 telecom carriers around the globe having launched LTE services, global shipments of LTE-enabled smartphones are expected to reach 25-30 million units in 2012, accounting...

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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...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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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.

  • CES+2015%3A+Asustek+ZenFone+Zoom+smartphone

    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.

  • Asustek+ZenWatch+smartwatch

    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.

  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    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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