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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 17 October 2014 [515 news items]

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...

Google to maintain a well-functioning Android ecosystem

Nov 10, 01:00

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, commenting on concerns about the company's acquisition of Motorola during his visit to Taiwan on November 9, pointed out that the company will...

Asustek delays Transformer Prime to December

Nov 8, 01:35

Asustek Computer, which had originally been set to launch its latest Transformer Prime tablet PC with Android 3.2 on November 9, has postponed the launch schedule to early December...

Google's Eric Schmidt to visit Taiwan to promote Android

Nov 8, 01:30

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is set to visit Taiwan on November 9 to have a conference with Taiwan-based PC vendors and promote its Android operating system, according to...

Asustek expected to ship 1.8 million tablet PCs in 2011, says CEO

Nov 1, 01:20

Asustek Computer expects its tablet PC shipments will reach its goal of 1.8 million units in 2011 as the company launches its second-generation quad-core Transformer Prime on November...

Acer chairman welcomes HP decision to not spin off PC business

Oct 31, 16:55

Commenting about Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) recent decision that the company will not spin off its PC business, Acer chairman JT Wang has welcomed the decision and believes that HP's...

Insyde cooperates with ARM over new technologies

Oct 31, 16:18

Taiwan-based software designer Insyde Software has announced it will cooperate with ARM to create a new software R&D technician training program to help transfer its UEFI technology,...

Samsung beats Apple in 3Q11 smartphone sales, says IHS

Oct 31, 10:03

Samsung Electronics in the third quarter managed to take the No. 1 position in the global smartphone market for the first time ever, setting the stage for a close battle with Apple...

Tablet PC architectures dominated by ARM and iOS, says DisplaySearch

Oct 25, 15:04

Shipments of tablet PCs with ARM processors are expected to grow 211% on year in 2011 to 59.9 million units, while tablet PCs with x86 processors (typically used in notebooks and...

MediaTek hiring in China and Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 21, 15:36

Fabless IC firm MediaTek plans to recruit about 300 software engineers able to create applications for Android-powered smartphones, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

AMD and BlueStacks join forces to bring Android apps to x86-based tablets and PCs

Oct 21, 10:54

AMD has announced an investment in BlueStacks, a venture-backed firm developing software. BlueStacks has introduced a solution to enable Android applications to run fast and full-screen...

Players cut 7-inch tablet PC prices to compete for market share

Oct 20, 01:20

Tablet PC players have recently started to drop their tablet PC prices to attract consumers, especially 7-inch models as the machines can easily attract first-time buyers with their...

PC vendors concerned Google may reduce resources for tablet PCs

Oct 20, 01:15

Google launched its latest Android 4.0 operating system (Ice Cream Sandwich) on October 19, but since the focus of the launch conference was mainly concentrated on Samsung Electronics'...

Philips launches LED Lamp Finder App

Oct 19, 12:13

Philips has launched the new Philips LED Lamp Finder App, a smartphone application designed to give consumers guidance on how to find the perfect lamp to light up spaces in homes...

Taiwan market: Motorola launches 3 new smartphones

Oct 6, 11:15

Motorola Mobility has launched three new smartphones in the Taiwan market, with the Milestone 3 targeting the high-end business segment, the social network phone Defy+ for the mid-range...

Android, Window Phone smartphone vendors to expand market share on disappointing iPhone 4S, say sources

Oct 6, 01:20

The newly released iPhone 4S lags behind some mainstream smartphones as far as specifications are concerned, giving rival companies in either the Android or Windows Phone camps, including...

White-box tablet PC players cut prices to digest inventory

Oct 4, 13:56

White-box tablet PC players have cut their pricing for 7-inch models hoping to clear up their inventory before Amazon's new 7-inch Kindle Fire is released in November priced at US$...

Asustek will not compete with price in the tablet PC market, says CEO

Oct 4, 01:25

Commenting on market watchers' expectation that Asustek Computer will soon drop its tablet PC price and delay the launch of the next generation Eee Pad Transformer, Asustek CEO Jerry...

Share of smartphone platforms set to change in 4Q11

Oct 3, 14:45

Global market share of the major smartphone platforms may undergo some changes in the fourth quarter of 2011 due the launch of next generation smartphones from Apple, Nokia and Android-handset...

HTC to launch entry-level HTC Explorer smartphone in India

Sep 30, 11:08

HTC plans to launch its entry-level Android phone, the HTC Explorer, in the India market in cooperation with Vodafone soon. HTC will also push the sale of the HTC Explorer to other...

Digitimes Research: Android tablet sales growing steadily

Sep 28, 17:02

Digitimes Research has analyzed figures from Google about the company's certified devices that have connected to Android Market each month, and pointed out that monthly sales of Google...

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Notebook players pessimistic about ability of Ice Cream Sandwich to defeat iOS

Sep 22, 01:30

Notebook players, seeing that first-tier brand vendors such as RIM, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are all backing away from the tablet PC bandwagon, are turning pessimistic about...

Intel sets to invest NT$300 million in software designer Insyde

Sep 20, 01:25

Intel is set to invest NT$300 million (US$10.06 million) in Taiwan-based software designer Insyde Software and is expected to acquire about a 8.24% stake in the company, according...

Taiwan market: Smartphones account for 50% of handset shipments in 2Q11, says IDC

Sep 15, 16:22

Smartphone shipments in the Taiwan market were up 145% on year to 990,000 units in the second quarter of 2011, accounting for over 50% of all handset shipments in the quarter, according...

HTC files new patent complains against Apple, using patents transferred from Google

Sep 9, 01:25

HTC will take further legal action against Apple, adding new patent complaints to its previous filing lodged with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on August 16, and will...

Digitimes Insight: Google support against Apple will be noted in China

Sep 8, 17:12

When Apple sued HTC last year claiming the Taiwan smartphone vendor had violated twenty of its patents, Google noted that it would stand behind its Android OS and its hardware partners...

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Digitimes Research: Apple to lead in 2011 smartphone shipments

Sep 6, 16:38

Global smartphone shipments for 2011 will reach 462 million units, rising 60% from the 288 million shipped in 2010, according to Digitimes Research. Apple is expected to overtake...

Smartphone shipment forecast for 2011
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