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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: Tuesday 17 March 2015 [528 news items]

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)...

Notebook vendors seeing R&D delays for Android 3.0 tablets

Dec 29, 16:19

Notebook vendors have expressed concerns about the launch schedule of their Android 3.0 tablet PCs as Google is currently giving priority for Android 3.0 support mainly to smartphone...

Taiwan market: Samsung introduces three new Bada phones

Dec 23, 01:50

Samsung Electronics has introduced three new Bada phones, the Wave 575, 723 and Wave II S8500, into the Taiwan market. All three models support 802.11n. The company also plans to...

VIA Telecom cooperating with Wind River to tap China market with Android CDMA smartphones

Dec 22, 01:25

VIA Telecom has been working on Kunlun, a technological cooperation with US-based Wind River, in an attempt to help ODMs produce entry-level and mid-range Android CDMA smartphones...

Taiwan market: Asustek to launch own-brand Android A50 smartphone by year-end

Dec 17, 01:50

Asustek Computer plans to launch its Android 2.1-based smartphone, the A50, in the Taiwan market at year-end with a price tag below NT$9,900 (US$332). The A50 will be the first own-brand...

China market: Malata launches Tegra 2-platform Android 2.2 tablet PC

Dec 15, 01:30

China-based white-box vendor Malata has launched Zpad, a 10.1-inch own-brand tablet PC, in the China market at a retail price of CNY2,950 (US$442), much lower than comparable ARM-architecture...

Taiwan market: China-based Coolpad to launch Android smartphones N930, D530 in 1Q11

Dec 14, 01:25

China-based vendor Coolpad will for the first time launch Android smartphone models, N930 and D530, in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Asia Pacific Broadband Telecom (APBT),...

Toshiba to launch 3 new tablet PCs in 1Q11

Dec 7, 01:05

Toshiba is aiming to launch three new tablet PCs in the first quarter of 2011 and has outsourced their production to its Taiwan-based partners Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics...

China market: Many smartphones at below US$100 to be available in 2011

Dec 1, 01:10

As Qualcomm, ST-Ericsson, MediaTek and China-based IC design houses have offered cheap Android-compatible IC solutions for China-based smartphone vendors, many entry-level Android...

Android to take top spot in 2011, says Digitimes Research

Nov 30, 13:53

Symbian will be the top ranked smartphone operating system (OS) in 2010 but its market share is expected to decline to 35.5%. Android will rise to second place from fifth in 2009...

Acer likely to debut Android 2.2 tablet PC along with Wintel model in New York, say Taiwan makers

Nov 22, 13:47

Acer will unveil a 10-inch Intel-Windows 7 tablet PC at a press conference scheduled for November 23 in New York and may debut a 7-inch Android 2.2 (Froyo) model as well, according...

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

  • JINS+Meme+smart+eyewear

    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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