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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 15 August 2014 [506 news items]

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...

CES 2012: ViewSonic and Lenovo showcase 7-inch tablet PCs

Jan 12, 01:10

With many non-Apple players turning aggressively to the 7-inch tablet PC segment, ViewSonic and Lenovo are both showcasing their latest 7-inch models at CES 2012.

VIA, SiS achieve results from non-PC industry

Jan 12, 01:05

Taiwan-base chipset makers VIA Technologies and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), although already phasing out of the PC chipset market, have both entered different markets and achieved...

China CPU designer offers low-price Android 4.0 tablet PCs

Jan 10, 16:10

Ingenic Semiconductor, a China-based design house of CPUs based on MIPS architecture and self-developed processor technology XBurst for use in mobile devices, has offered a 7-inch...

CES 2012: New XO 3.0 showcased with Marvell chip

Jan 10, 01:35

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is showcasing its latest XO 3.0 tablet PC at CES 2012 at the booth of Marvell.

OLPC XO 3.0 tablet PC

Apple to ship 'iPad 3' in March, 'iPad 4' in October, say Taiwan component makers

Jan 6, 15:21

Apple will ship the so-called "iPad 3" with a full HD display in March and then "iPad 4" - named so by its component suppliers - with killer applications in October,...

Spreadtrum intros 1GHz chips for low-cost Android phones

Jan 6, 01:25

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced a 1GHz low-cost Android smartphone platform for TD-SCDMA and EDGE/WiFi, which are now sampling with customers. The new solutions allow manufacturers...

Asustek going Android, Acer eyeing Windows 8 for tablet PC market

Jan 5, 01:15

Acer, after refuting rumors about plans to phase out of the tablet PC and smartphone markets, has adjusted strategies for its tablet PC business and will focus on a Windows-based...

Google tablet PC believed to be targeting Kindle Fire

Jan 5, 01:05

As Google reportedly may launch an own-brand tablet PC to compete against Apple's iPad, sources from Google's upstream supply chain believe that Google, instead of Apple, may actually...

Tablet PCs to dominate touch-controlled device market in 2012

Dec 28, 01:00

Buoyed by the release of Android 4.0 and Windows 8 operating systems, tablet PCs will dominate the touch-controlled device market in 2012 with models below 10.1-inch sizes accounting...

Smartphone makers optimistic about differentiation in Android camp

Dec 26, 13:46

Smartphone makers, commenting on Samsung Electronics' recent announcement that its Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet PC will have difficulties supporting Android 4.0, have...

Google Nexus launch likely to affect sales of Android 4.0 tablet PCs, say sources

Dec 26, 11:38

Google's plan to release its own tablet, the Google Nexus, in the next six months may cause conflict with branded PC vendors who are cooperating with Google to launch Ice Cream Sandwich-based...

Acer chairman optimistic about Wintel

Dec 15, 01:15

As the PC market will enter the generation of multiple platforms in 2012, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that Apple, Google and Wintel will be the three major platforms to drive...

Market share of non-Apple tablet PCs to surge in 2012, says Nvidia CEO

Dec 15, 01:05

Although non-Apple tablet PCs are only expected to account for 30% of the worldwide tablet PC market, Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun pointed out that after hardware and software platforms'...

Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun

Notebook supply chain expects to see improving gross margins for 2012

Dec 13, 01:25

Players in the notebook upstream supply chain expect their gross margin in 2012 to improve as notebook brand vendors are turning their focuses to ultrabooks, which have better profitability...

Spreadtrum intros solutions for low-cost smartphones

Dec 9, 14:07

Spreadtrum Communications has introduced two new solutions aimed at sub-US$100 Android smartphones, and even able to lower total device costs to as low as US$40.

White-box players in China quitting tablet PC market

Dec 8, 01:20

As non-Apple tablet PC players are dropping their tablet PC prices to compete against Kindle Fire, white-box players in China are starting to quit the tablet PC market and can only...

MIPS, Ingenic announce availability of sub-US$100 Android 4.0 tablet

Dec 6, 16:25

MIPS Technologies and Ingenic Semiconductor, a China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, have announced worldwide availability of a sub-US$100 tablet PC based on...

Sub-US$100 Android 4.0 tablet

Acer, Lenovo to launch quad-core tablet PCs

Nov 29, 01:15

Acer and Lenovo are set to launch quad-core tablet PCs featuring Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Nvidia's Tegra 3 in the first quarter to compete against Asustek Computer,...

Taiwan-based Chip Hope launches encrypted Android smartphones

Nov 25, 12:26

Handset-design company Chip Hope has launched its own SkySafe-brand high-end Android smartphone, the VIP 007, featuring built-in hardware encryption, targeting the business sector...

High inventory levels of Android tablet PCs expected after year-end holidays, say Taiwan makers

Nov 21, 10:16

The global inventory volume of Android tablet PCs has been in a high level of 3-4 million units according to estimates by IDC, and the inventory problem will appear be significant...

Japan-based OESF plans to help Taiwan build Android Island

Nov 18, 14:08

Japan-based Open Embedded Software Foundation (OESF), in view of Taiwan's well developed high technology supply chains, plans to propose to the Industrial Development Bureau under...

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