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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 November 2014 [518 news items]

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...

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...

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