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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 May 2015 [531 news items]

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

Intel reportedly plans to back off MeeGo OS

Sep 2, 01:20

Intel reportedly plans to temporarily discontinue development of its MeeGo OS due to a lack of enthusiasm for the platform from handset and tablet PC vendors. Instead, Intel will...

Digitimes Insight: Acquisition of Motorola may enhance Android services

Aug 30, 16:03

Due to Google's recent acquisition of Motorola including the tablet vendor's mobile hardware business, market players have had growing concerns that Google may be heading toward the...

Asustek may have difficulties achieving 2011 notebook shipment goal

Jul 26, 01:30

Taiwan-based notebook vendor Asustek has achieved a strong performance in the tablet PC market, but may not be able to achieve its shipment goal of 20 million notebooks and netbooks...

Appearance of Android 3.2 to further impact notebook and netbook demand

Jul 26, 01:10

Google has recently revealed its Android 3.2 operating system with its downstream partners Motorola and Asustek Computer both to release plans at the last week of July for their users...

Acer ready to face patent infringement challenges

Jul 22, 12:14

Acer is ready to face any possible complaints over alleged patent infringement, which has become almost a daily event in the highly competitive PC industry, according to company chairman...

Google to release Android 3.2 soon

Jul 15, 01:20

Google is expected to release its Android 3.2 OS to production partners at the end of July or early August, according to industry sources. Asustek has indicated it will launch Android...

Media tablet shipments to double in 2011, Android to triple in Australia and New Zealand, says IDC

Jul 1, 16:43

After a strong end to 2010 and in anticipation of new device launches, media tablet shipments across Australia and New Zealand shrank by 34% on quarter to slightly above 200,000 units...

Taiwan market: Google given 2-week grace period for solving Android Market refund dispute

Jul 1, 14:12

The Taipei City Government, following the imposition of a NT$1 million (US$34,500) fine on Google for its refusal to comply with refund requirements stipulated in Taiwan's Consumer...

White-box players supply close to 20% of global tablet PC shipments in 1Q11

Jun 28, 01:05

White-box tablet PC players are rising quickly in the tablet PC industry with related shipments already accounting for close to 20% of global tablet PC shipments in the first quarter...

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson launches Xperia ray and Xperia active

Jun 24, 12:09

Sony Ericsson has launched two new Android phones, the Xperia ray and Xperia active, in the Taiwan market. The vendor plans to release more Android models in the third quarter with...

Asustek takes shipment lead in non-Apple tablet PCs

Jun 23, 01:35

Asustek Computer has become the largest tablet PC brand in the non-Apple tablet PC group with shipments of 400,000 units in the first half of 2011, according to sources from notebook...

Arima smartphone shipments to boom in 2012

Jun 17, 01:35

Handset ODM Arima Communications is striving to sign contracts for smartphones with new clients, and extend the collaboration with its existing customers from feature phones to smartphones,...

LED backlight to enter boom season in 3Q11, says Lextar chairman

Jun 15, 15:24

Lextar has stated 50% of current lighting shipments are for Japan-based customers, adding that lighting will contribute 40% of total revenues by the end of 2011. David Su, chairman...

HTC set to challenge Apple as top smartphone vendor in the US

Jun 10, 12:00

HTC's Android-based smartphones the HTC Thunderbolt and Inspire 4G ranked as the top-selling models for Verizon Wireless and AT&T, respectively, and it has a chance to challenge...

Taiwan market: Social network phone HTC Salsa launched

Jun 9, 11:35

HTC has launched its mid-range Android phone, the HTC Salsa, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). The device carries a suggested retail price of NT$12,900...

Acer places orders for 80,000 Z series APUs from AMD for tablet PCs

Jun 9, 01:45

Acer has recently placed orders for 80,000 Z series APUs from AMD for use in tablet PCs, targeting the enterprise market, according to sources from upstream component makers. However,...

Android phones set to grab more share in 3Q11 as no new models from Apple, Nokia and RIM

Jun 8, 16:10

Android-based smartphone vendors including HTC and Samsung Electronics apparently will draw a great opportunity to boost their market share globally in the third quarter in the absence...

Taiwan market: Samsung launches Galaxy S II smartphone in cooperation with CHT, TWM

Jun 8, 13:38

Samsung Electronics on June 7 launched its Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Taiwan Mobile (TWM).

Gigabyte introduces new servers; range of Android devices and new AIO PCs

Jun 3, 09:59

Gigabyte Technology's Network & Communications business unit handles a range of product lines including servers, notebooks and all-in-one PCs. The division's goal is to leverage...

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