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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 5 August 2016 [551 news items]

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...

Digitimes Insight: iPhone growth suppressed by rise of Android devices

Jun 3, 09:58

The arrival of the iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless effectively buoyed the iOS's share of the US smartphone market by nine percentage points sequentially in the first quarter of 2011...

Estimated and actual iPhone shipments

US-based Coby to highlight tablet PCs at Computex 2011

Jun 2, 13:02

Tablet PCs are one of the hottest items this year at Computex Taipei 2011, and while many players in this segment are Taiwan-based companies, international players such as US-based...

MIPS: More than 90% of Android apps can run on any processor architecture

Jun 2, 12:24

Android has been a hot topic at Computex Taipei this year, with various players discussing the pros and cons of developing apps for the respective hardware platforms such as ARM or...

Lineup of mobile devices based on the MIPS architecture

Computex 2011: Asustek announces Padfone, bundling smartphone with tablet PC

May 31, 01:20

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Asustek Computer, at its pre-Computex press conference, announced its Padfone, bundling a 4.3-inch smartphone with a 10-inch tablet PC for an estimated...

Asustek chairman Jonney Shih introducing Padfone

HTC denies Microsoft plans to hike royalty fees for Android smartphones

Stockwatch - May 30, 11:21

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News has reported that Microsoft plans to raise royalty charges imposed on Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC for using its software applications...

Shuttle lands Android tablet PC orders from China-based Hasee

May 26, 01:25

Mini-PC and notebook maker Shuttle has recently landed orders for Android-based tablet PCs from China-based brand vendor Hasee, according to sources from upstream component makers;...

Arima Communications developing sub-US$100 Android smartphones, says paper

Newswatch - May 24, 14:37

Arima Communications is currently developing Android-based smartphones with a FOB (free on board) price below US$100 and will begin delivering samples to clients for testing in June...

Japan-based vendors to compete with international makers in overseas Android smartphone markets, say Taiwan makers

May 24, 02:00

While Japan-based handset vendors have offered Android smartphones in the Japan market and may gain certain advantages over foreign competitors, it is difficult for them to compete...

Acer to start selling Intel/Android tablet PC in July

May 24, 01:20

Taiwan-based notebook brand vendor Acer is set to launch a tablet PC featuring the Intel Oak Trail platform and Google Android 3.0 operating system with the device already going under...

Windows 8 on ARM expected to appear by the end of 2011

May 24, 01:15

Tablet PCs that adopt Windows 8 and ARM-based processor are expected to appear by the end of 2011, but due to the platform lack of system performance, the platform will be mainly...

Toshiba reportedly abandoning ideas for developing Wintel-based tablets and Chromebooks

May 24, 01:00

Japan-based notebook brand vendor Toshiba reportedly has abandoned ideas for developing Windows 7-based tablet PCs and Chromebooks as the two devices have already disappeared from...

Asustek sets prices lower for US-bound Eee Pad Transformer tablet PCs

May 23, 15:41

Asustek Computer has adopted an aggressive pricing strategy for its entry-level Eee Pad Transformer tablet PCs sold in the US market, a move which may force other vendors to adjust...

Fujitsu to launch 7-inch Android tablet PC in 3Q11

May 19, 01:00

Japan-based notebook brand Fujitsu has recently launched its self-developed 10.1-inch LifeBook TH40/D tablet PC featuring Windows 7 in Japan, the US and Europe, and the company is...

Computex 2011: Coby Electronics introduces 10-inch tablet PC

May 18, 13:41

Coby Electronics, a US-based firm that produces consumer electronics, has announced the launch of new tablet PCs, the Coby Kyros series, available with 7-inch and 8-inch touchscreen...

COBY KYROS 100-inch tablet PC

Notebook players blame Android unsatisfactory performance on lack of content

May 17, 01:15

Commenting on Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun recently blamed Android's unsatisfactory sales to some tablet PC players' marketing and pricing strategy, sources from notebook players pointed...

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