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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.

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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...

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...

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    VIA Artigo A830 IoT kiosk solution

    VIA Technologies has announced its latest kiosk solution, the VIA Artigo A830, featuring anti-static lightning and surge protection. With HDMI and LVDS touch panel dual screen support,...

    Photo: Company, Dec 5.

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    Asustek ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer unveiled its latest products at a pre-show conference before IFA 2016 including its ZenWatch 3 smartwatch, new 2-in-1 devices and gaming notebooks. The ZenWatch...

    Photo: Company, Sep 13.

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    Acer Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet

    Acer has announced the Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer's Predator gaming series. The GT-810 is powered by the Intel Atom x7 processor, Android...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Asustek ZenWatch 2 smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has unveiled two ZenWatch 2 smartwatches. The ZenWatch 2 smartwatches feature Android Wear and are able to pair with either Android- or iOS-based smartphones. Asustek...

    Photo: Company, Sep 8.

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    Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

    Microsoft has unveiled its Universal Foldable Keyboard that can be used across iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Taiwan. The keyboard is specifically designed for Windows tablets,...

    Photo: Company, Sep 4.

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