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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: Thursday 24 July 2014 [503 news items]

Unstable Android 3.0 performance may benefit vendors with own OS

Apr 8, 15:43

Tablet PC players such as Hewlett-Packard (HP) and RIM, that have their own operating system (OS), are expected to have chance of benefiting from the unstable performance of Android...

Acer expects component shortages for tablet PCs and smartphones

Apr 7, 01:15

Commenting about the tablet PC market, Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin pointed out that the company is currently working aggressively over its tablet PCs and is doing a marvelous...

Digitimes Insight: 20-25 million entry-level Android smartphones to be sold globally in 2011

Apr 6, 10:42

About 20-25 million entry-level Android smartphones at contract-free prices of US$150 or below will be sold in the global market in 2011, much more than the 2.5-3 million units sold...

Global smartphone sales

Google and ARM reportedly plan to establish standardization for Android/ARM platforms

Mar 31, 01:05

Google is reportedly considering a push for standardization of its Android 3.0 hoping the new strategy will help resolve the drawbacks of the operation system; meanwhile, Google may...

Smartphones referenced for development of PNDs in 2011

Mar 30, 01:40

As smartphones pose a competitive threat to GPS PNDs, vendors have been keeping eyes on product developments in 2011 and will follow suit offering PNDs with larger screens, higher...

Taiwan market: Motorola announces pre-order for 10-inch Xoom

Mar 29, 01:10

US-based handset brand Motorola has announced pre-order for 200 of its 10-inch Xoom tablet PC in Taiwan with the price of the 32GB model at NT$19,980 (US$678) and will start shipping...

Asustek unveils Android 3.0 tablet Transformer

Mar 28, 14:55

Asustek Computer has unveiled its first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet PC model, the Transformer, which is equipped with a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a 10.1-inch capacitive...

Taiwan market: Fujitsu launches new Sandy Bridge notebooks

Mar 24, 01:05

Japan-based notebook vendor Fujitsu has launched several new Intel Sandy Bridge-based notebooks including 15.6-inch LifeBook AH531 and LH531, 17.3-inch LifeBook NH751 in Taiwan; although...

Foxconn looking into Microsoft patent lawsuit

Mar 23, 16:48

Microsoft, on March 21, filed a lawsuit against US-based Barnes & Noble for violating its patents with the Android operating system that the company adopted for its e-book reader...

Motorola Xoom monthly orders to drop in 2Q11

Mar 22, 11:31

Taiwan's shipments of Motorola Xoom in the first quarter of 2011 are expected to meet upstream component suppliers' forecast of 700,000-800,000 units, as Motorola already placed orders...

Players to announce Android 3.0 tablet PCs in near future; concerns for OS support remain

Mar 22, 01:25

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer is set to announce its Android 3.0-based 10.1-inch tablet PC on March 25 with Acer, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer...

Taiwan market: Sony Ericsson to launch 3 Android smartphones starting April

Mar 18, 01:35

Sony Ericsson will launch a series of Android-based smartphones, including Xperia arc, Xperia neo and Xperia play, in the Taiwan market starting April 2011, according to Sony Ericsson...

Asustek to launch US$200-250 netbook in June

Mar 17, 01:05

Asustek Computer is set to launch a new netbook priced at US$200-250 in June in cooperation with Intel, and hopes to achieve its goal of shipping six million netbooks in 2011, according...

Intel works with notebook makers to push into Android tablet PC market

Mar 15, 16:09

As Microsoft has announced its Windows operating system will add support for ARM-based platforms, Intel has recently decided to cooperate with Taiwan-based notebook makers including...

Altek pushes sales of 3.5G Android smartphones to CHT and China Unicom

Mar 10, 01:30

Digital camera maker Altek has managed to push the sale of its 3.5G Android-enabled smartphone, the A14 Leo, into telecom operators in Taiwan and China, including Chunghwa Telecom...

External keyboards for tablet PC expected to see weak demand

Mar 10, 01:05

Despite most first-tier tablet PC players have designed their products with support of an external keyboard, Taiwan-based keyboard makers are taking a conservative attitude about...

Android expected to surpass iOS in 2011 global market share, says TWM head

Mar 2, 01:30

Viewing that many vendors of tablet PCs have adopted Android, the global market share of Android-based tablet PCs will exceed that of iPad in 2011, according to operation general...

FET aims to be largest provider of Android Chinese-language applications

Feb 24, 11:54

Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) aims at becoming the largest provider of Android-based Chinese-language online applications and value-added services through tapping...

Taiwan market: Samsung partners with TWM for Android 2.2 Galaxy S5830, S5570

Feb 23, 01:45

Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the five 3G telecom carriers in Taiwan, and Samsung Electronics on February 22 jointly announced the launch of Galaxy Ace (S5830) and Galaxy mini (S5570),...

CeBIT 2011: ECS to showcase tablet PCs

Feb 22, 01:15

Taiwan-based motherboard maker Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) is set to showcase its latest 10.1-inch Windows 7- and Android-based tablet PCs at CeBIT 2011, which will be hosted...

Entrance of Android tablet PCs will weaken dominance of iPad, says Acer chairman

Feb 17, 01:20

As Android 3.0-based tablet PCs will start appearing in March and April, Acer chairman JT Wang pointed out that the entrance of the tablet PCs will inhibit Apple's dominance in the...

HTC exhibiting 5 Android smartphones, first tablet PC at MWC 2011

Feb 16, 01:55

HTC is showcasing five Android smartphones and its first tablet PC, the Android HTC Flyer, at the 2011 Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place in Barcelona, Spain, in an attempt...

Samsung places about 1-1.5 million Tegra 2 orders for new Galaxy Tab

Feb 15, 02:10

Korea-based brand vendor Samsung Electronics has placed orders to Nvidia for about 1-1.5 million Tegra 2 processors and will be used for its new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PC,...

Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches

Feb 15, 01:40

Apple reportedly will change the screen size of iPhone to 4-inch for its fifth generation iPhone to compete with the Google Android platform in the 4- to 7-inch smartphone market,...

Taiwan market: Motorola releases Android-based Milestone 2 smartphone

Feb 10, 01:40

Motorola has launched its new Android smartphone, the Milestone 2, in the Taiwan market. The number of new Android phones introduced in the Taiwan market in 2011 will be more than...

FOB price of turnkey solutions for Android smartphones now under US$120, says Digitimes Research

Feb 9, 14:42

FOB prices of turnkey chip solutions for Android-based smartphones are now under US$120, according to Digitimes Research.

China-based white-box vendors to offer below US$100 Android smartphones for emerging markets

Feb 9, 01:25

China-based vendors are poised to offer Android smartphones priced at below US$100 for sale in China and other emerging markets including India, Indonesia and Brazil in 2011, according...

Shipments of sub-US$150 Android handsets to reach 20-25 million units in 2011, says Digitimes Research

Jan 28, 01:15

Shipments of entry-level Android handsets with a price tag of below US$150 are likely to reach 20-25 million units in 2011 which could affect Nokia's performance, according to an...

Sony Ericsson 2010 results on firm footing, to benefit Taiwan handset makers

Jan 21, 15:08

Handset vendor Sony Ericsson turned in four straight profitable quarters in 2010 thanks to a successful corporate structure makeover that saw the company let go 4,000 employees and...

Notebook vendors show no interest in Oak Trail

Jan 13, 01:30

Because Acer and Asustek Computer have both shown their unwillingness to launch Oak Trail-based tablet PCs, Intel has recently been aggressively trying to persuade these vendors with...

AT&T to launch 20 4G handsets and 12 Android smartphones in 2011

Jan 7, 02:00

AT&T plans to introduce 20 4G handsets and 12 Android-based smartphones in 2011 in order to counter Verizon Wireless which will begin to market iPhones in cooperation with Apple...

Google giving priority to cooperate with Motorola, Samsung and HTC on Android 3.0 tablet PCs

Jan 7, 01:50

Google has apparently given priority to Motorola, Samsung Electronics and HTC for cooperation to develop tablet PCs that will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, according to industry so...

CES 2011: Asustek introduces 4 new tablet PCs

Jan 5, 17:04

Taiwan-based notebook brand Asustek Computer, on January 4, introduced four new tablet PCs, Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate, at its pre-show CES 2011...

Asustek Eee Pad Slider

Taiwan market: LG aims at 15% share of handsets sold in 2011

Jan 5, 12:06

LG Electronics plans to reinforce its smartphone lineup by launching Optimus series models in the Taiwan market to attain 15% share of the total handset sales volume in 2011, according...

HTC to showcase two Android smartphones through Verizon, Sprint at 2011 CES

Jan 4, 02:10

HTC does not have exhibition space at the upcoming 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) but that will not stop the smartphone maker from debuting an Android LTE (Long Term Evolution)...

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    VIA Viega ruggedized Android tablet

    VIA Technologies has announced the VIA Viega, a ruggedized 10.1-inch Android tablet. The IP65-rated VIA Viega sports a durable design that protects against spills, rain, and dust...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Samsung Gear Live smart watch with Android Wear

    Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. The new Android Wear device features Samsung's Super AMOLED display. It also offers easy customization...

    Photo: Company, Jun 27.

  • Intel+new+Education+Tablet

    Intel new Education Tablet

    The Intel Education Tablet runs on Android 4.2 and has kid-friendly features such as: rubber bumpers on the sides making it easier for small hands to hold; a power button that resists...

    Photo: Company, Jan 24.

  • HP+Slate+21+Pro+AiO+

    HP Slate 21 Pro AiO

    The HP Slate21 Pro AiO is designed for productivity in office, education and kiosk environments. The all-in-one PC features a 21.5-inch Full HD IPS touch screen with wide 178-degree...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    Acer Liquid Z5 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid Z5, a 5-inch entry-level smartphone. The Acer Liquid Z5 features a 16:9 display to enhance movie and video playback and has a thickness of 8.8mm. The...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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