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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 18 May 2017 [566 news items]

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...

Google releases Android 3.1, to launch Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail platforms

May 13, 01:25

Google has released Android 3.1 and will cooperate with Intel to push for Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail/Chrome platforms for netbooks and notebooks. Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo...

MSI to launch 2 new tablet PCs at Computex 2011

May 12, 01:30

Micro-Star International (MSI) is set to announce two new tablet PCs – the WindPad 100A, adopting Google Android 3.0 and Nvidia Tegra 2, and WindPad 110W, adopting AMD's Brazos...

Global Android phone sales to top 180 million units in 2011, says Sony Ericsson CTO

May 12, 01:10

Global sales of Android-based smartphones are expected to grow from 60 million units in 2010 to 180 million units in 2011 and over 400 million units in 2014, according to Sony Ericsson...

Acer rumored to acquire Insyde, but the firm says no plans to sell currently

May 12, 01:00

In response to former CEO Gianfranco Lanci's comment that Acer lacks talent that can help to integrate software and hardware platforms for its smartphone and tablet PC products, Acer...

Taiwan market: Gigabyte Communications launches entry-level Android smartphone

Apr 28, 01:05

Gigabyte Communications has launched its first Android phone, the G1317S, in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and Senao International with a suggested...

Sony Ericsson appoints new head for Taiwan office

Apr 27, 11:46

Sony Ericsson has appointed Jonathan Lin as the new president of its subsidiary in Taiwan, replacing incumbent Steve Yeh, who will be promoted to serve as vice president of the Greater...

Jonathan Lin and Steve Yeh

Sony Tablet with Android 3.0 unveiled

Apr 26, 17:04

Sony has announced Sony Tablet that delivers the combination of hardware, content and network. Sony is developing two tablets, including S1, which is optimized for media entertainment,...

Toshiba Honeycomb tablet to hit Japan in June; manufactured by Pegatron

Apr 22, 01:40

Toshiba's new tablet PC with Android Honeycomb will hit store shelves in Japan in June 2011. The device reportedly is being manufactured by Taiwan-based Pegatron Technology.

Android handsets in China account for 64.1% of 1Q11 global virus/malware attacks, says NetQin

Apr 15, 11:19

Android handsets used in China accounted for 64.1% of global virus/malware attacks in the first quarter of 2011, according to China-based mobile security solutions provider NetQin...

Compal looks to 10% sequential notebook shipment growth in 2Q11

Apr 15, 01:20

Compal Electronics expects its notebook shipments to grow 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2011, according to company president Ray Chen. The company shipped 10.4 million...

Intel pushes Android plans

Apr 14, 01:10

Intel, in the third quarter of 2011, is set to announce a new plan for tablet PCs – PRC Plus, pushing an Intel/Android 3.0 platform, after nearly half of year of negotiations...

Taiwan market: Motorola launches clam-shell Android A1680 smartphone

Apr 12, 16:36

Motorola Mobility on April 11 launched its Android-based A1680 smartphone in the Taiwan market in cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) with a retail price of NT$8,990 (US$310).

Android to command nearly half of worldwide smartphone OS market by year-end 2012, says Gartner

Apr 8, 16:18

Worldwide smartphone sales will reach 468 million units in 2011, a 57.7% increase from 2010, according to Gartner. By the end of 2011, Android will move to become the most popular...

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...

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