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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 21 March 2014 [487 news items]

Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android in netbooks, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 01:30

Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer...

Taiwan market: Trend Micro offers Android handset information protection software for trial use by CHT subscribers

Oct 22, 10:27

Trend Micro, a Taiwan-based provider of Internet-based information security software solutions and services, on October 21 announced the launch of a free trial Android handset-based...

MSI postpones Wintel tablet PC; to launch Android model by the end of 1Q11

Oct 21, 02:00

Micro-Star International (MSI) recently decided to postpone its Wintel-based tablet PC, which was originally scheduled to launch in the third quarter, and will launch its Android...

Engineer samples of Android 3.0-loaded tablet PCs to be ready in December

Oct 19, 01:35

Google has recently notified its partners that the Android 3.0 operating system (OS) will soon be completed with the related tablet PC engineer samples set to show up in December,...

Taiwan vendors to offer dual-platform tablet PCs due to Wintel market status

Oct 15, 01:30

While Taiwan-based notebook vendors prefer the combination of ARM processors and Android to that of Intel processors and Windows for tablet PCs, they have announced plans to launched...

Taiwan smatphone ODMs to focus on Android to minimize costs

Oct 15, 01:10

Taiwan-based smartphone ODMs, in order to minimize total production cost to cope with decreasing ODM prices, have stressed the need of focusing on Android because Android is free...

Android becomes smartphone market's secret sauce for success in 2Q10, says iSuppli

Oct 13, 10:56

In a sign of the growing momentum behind Google's Android, makers of handsets utilizing the operating system represented the majority of the fastest-growing firms among the top 10...

Taiwan-based handset makers unwilling to invest in WP7

Oct 13, 01:20

Taiwan-based handset makers have shifted R&D investment to Android for 2-3 years and now most of them are unwilling to invest in Windows Phone 7 (WP7) because Android has a large...

WP7 able to increase market share, but unlikely to be abreast of iOS, Android, say Taiwan handset makers

Oct 12, 01:15

Microsoft has won adoption of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) from many large mobile telecom carriers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, O2 and Telefonica, the new mobile operating...

HTC unveils Desire smartphones in Asia

Oct 8, 01:40

HTC has unveiled its new Android-based smartphones, the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z, in the Asia-Pacific with a total of 12 telecom carriers in the region already deciding to purchase...

There is room for superphone, says Nvidia CEO

Oct 7, 13:53

During an exclusive press conference for Taiwan media, Nvidia president and CEO Huang Jen-hsun indicated that there is room in the market for so-called superphones. The Motorola Droid...

Garmin-Asus to launch 1-2 Android smartphones before year-end 2010

Oct 7, 01:45

Garmin-Asus is expected to launch 1-2 Android-based smartphones in the Taiwan market before the end of 2010 following the successful launch of A10 in September. However, the Garmin-Asus...

HTC, Motorola and Samsung pushing sales of Android smartphones

Oct 7, 01:40

HTC, Motorola and Samsung Electronics are all pushing sales of their Android-based smartphones, with Motorola aggressively unveiling seven new Android phones at the CTIA Enterprise...

Dual-OS to become a standard for Acer dual-core netbooks

Oct 7, 01:10

Acer, at its new netbook launch press conference, noted that the company plans to adopt dual-operating systems (Windows 7 and Android) as one of the standard specifications for its...

FET enhancing Android application store to tap China market

Oct 5, 01:00

Taiwan mobile telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is boosting development of S Mart, its online store of Chinese-language applications based on Android handsets,...

Taiwan market: Handset sales via carriers account for 65% market share

Sep 24, 10:24

Sales of handsets through telecom service providers currently account for 65% of total handsets sold in the Taiwan market, and the percentage will continue to rise in 2011, according...

Pegatron lands Android tablet PC orders from HTC

Sep 20, 16:18

Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology recently landed orders for High Tech Computer's (HTC's) Android tablet PCs which are expected to help the company achieve its goal...

HTC to offer Android 3.0 tablet PC in 1Q11, say Taiwan component makers

Sep 15, 09:54

HTC plans to launch a tablet PC, possibly equipped with Android 3, in the first quarter of 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.

Taiwan market: Vibo Telecom to offer own-brand Android tablet PC in November

Sep 14, 10:25

Taiwan 3G mobile telecom carrier Vibo Telecom will offer an own-brand Android 2.2-based 7-inch tablet PC model worth around NT$10,000 (US$313) for free bundled with a contract in...

CHT to offer NT$15 million in awards to attract development of Android applications

Sep 14, 01:35

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on September 13 announced an incentive program totaling NT$15 million (US$470,000) to encourage development of innovative Android-based applications for its...

Acer to launch three tablet PC models featuring 5- to 7-inch panels

Sep 14, 01:20

Acer is set to launch three tablet PC models featuring Android 3.0 in the first quarter of 2011. The respective models will feature a 7-inch panel, a 10-inch panel, and a 5-inch panel,...

Smartphones impact automotive infotainment, says iSuppli

Sep 13, 13:58

Already having impacted the automotive telephony, digital music and navigation segments, the smartphone is poised to have a greater influence on car infotainment systems in the future,...

Taiwan market: Garmin-Asus aims to ship 200,000 Android-based A10 smartphones worldwide

Sep 10, 10:13

Garmin-Asus launched its fist Android-based smartphone, the A10, in the Taiwan market on September 9 in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT). Garmin-Asus aims to ship more than...

HTC teams with T-Mobile to launch G2 smartphone in the US

Sep 10, 10:10

HTC and T-Mobile will team up to introduce the G2, which is the first Android-based smartphone supporting HSPA+ technology. The device, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM...

Taiwan market: Samsung unveils Android-based Galaxy Tab tablet PC

Sep 9, 16:23

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its Android-based 7-inch tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab, in the Taiwan market with commercial sales slated for the fourth quarter of 2010. The company...

Taiwan market: Motorola and CHT introduce two Android smartphones

Sep 8, 11:56

Motorola and carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) have announced two new Android-based smartphones, the Milestone XT720 and Quench XT5, for the Taiwan market. Motorola has already introduced...

Taiwan market: FET receives exclusive rights to distribute entry-level Google smartphone

Sep 8, 11:25

Far Eastone Telecommunications (FET) will exclusively distribute in Taiwan a smartphone endorsed with the Google logo at the end of September at the earliest. The new handset, based...

Acer inclined to adopt Android for tablet PCs, says company executive

Sep 8, 11:05

Acer has taken a positive attitude to develop and launch tablet PCs and believes that Android-based tablets will be competitive with the iPad, said the company's Taiwan president...

China market: Symbian losing dominance, market share falls to 50-60%

Sep 2, 12:03

With Research in Motion (RIM), Apple and a slew of Android-based handset vendors making more aggressive moves in the China market, Symbian operating system's (OS) dominance of the...

Taiwan-market: TWM launches under-NT$7,000 own-brand smartphones

Sep 1, 11:19

Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has introduced the T2 own-brand smartphone, which runs on Android 2.1 and has a suggested retail price of NT$6,990 (US$218). The company expects the T2 to account...

China market: Motorola cooperates with 3 telecom carriers to offer Android smartphones

Aug 31, 12:17

Motorola will introduce new Android-enabled smartphones via telecom carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, according to the US-based handset vendor.

Samsung tablet PC aims to compete against the mini iPad, say sources

Aug 27, 11:47

Samsung Electronics is preparing to demonstrate its new tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab at IFA 2010, which will be held from September 3-8 in Berlin, Germany. Sources from upstream component...

Infomax to launch 416MHz turnkey solution for Android smartphones in 4Q10

Aug 20, 15:51

Infomax Communication, a handset design subsidiary of Macronix International, will introduce the iM9816 Android-based turnkey solution in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to...

China market: MediaTek, HiSilicon and Infomax to introduce turnkey solutions for Android smartphones

Aug 20, 10:49

More low-price smartphones based on the Android operating system (OS) will enter the China market with MediaTek and its subsidiary HiSilicon Technologies, and Infomax Communication...

Google may cooperate with Motorola for Android 3.0 tablet, says Digitimes Research

Aug 19, 16:36

As several smartphone makers are working aggressively to form cooperation agreements with Google for an Android 3.0 tablet PC, Motorola is currently the company's priority choice,...

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    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.

  • Acer+Liquid+Z5+smartphone

    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.

  • Acer+DA223+HQL+all%2Din%2Done+PC

    Acer DA223 HQL all-in-one PC

    Acer has announced the DA223 HQL, a portable 21.5-inch all-in-one PC with Android OS, featuring touchscreen function, a built-in battery and seamless edge-to-edge glass design. ...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • LG+Lifeband+Touch+wearable+device

    LG Lifeband Touch wearable device

    LG Electronics has unveiled its Lifeband Touch, a wearable product that mark the company's first foray into fitness tech. Showcasing at the CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the product incorporate...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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