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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 24 July 2014 [503 news items]

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...

Nvidia Tegra 2 processor expected to be a focus at CES 2011

Nov 17, 16:54

Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra 2 processor is expected to be a focus at CES 2011, as several PC and handset vendors are set to showcase tablet PCs using the processor, according to sources...

Commentary: End of Symbian Foundation is a blessing in disguise

Nov 10, 11:22

With the Symbian operating system (OS) transforming from a closed platform to an open platform developed by a dozen players, and now once again back under the control of Nokia, it...

Worldwide smartphone market grows 89.5% on year in 3Q10, says IDC

Nov 5, 14:13

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone during the third quarter of 2010, with the leading vendors posting double- or even triple-digit on-year growth, according to...

Taiwan market: LG debuts first Android 2.2 smartphone through cooperation with CHT

Nov 3, 10:16

LG Electronics on November 2 unveiled the Optium One P500, its first Android 2.2 smartphone, for bundled sale in the Taiwan market through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)...

China market: China Unicom to offer Android-based Uphone smartphones

Oct 28, 14:15

China United Telecommunications (China Unicom) will offer Uphone, an Android-based open platform for application development, customized smartphones in December 2010, with ZTE, Huawei...

Asustek obtains exclusive licensing from Garmin for Android handsets

Oct 27, 01:15

Asustek Computer, following the breakup of the Garmin-Asus dual-brand partnership, has obtained exclusive licensing from Garmin to include Garmin navigation software on Android handsets,...

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...

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