Lenovo to buy mobile patents from NEC
Apr 7, 13:06
Lenovo has announced that it has purchased a portfolio of patents from NEC consisting of more than 3,800 patent families filed in numerous countries around the world.
HTC launches new HTC One
Mar 26, 14:51
HTC has unveiled its new high-end flagship model, the HTC One (M8), in New York and London simultaneously, aiming to rekindle its sagging smartphone sales as well as to shore up its dwindling market share.
More handset makers joining WP camp
Mar 10, 11:31
Microsoft has successfully lured a number of China- and India-based handset vendors to join the Windows Phone (WP) camp, which may help ramp up the ratio of the WP8 phones in the global smartphone market, according to industry sources.
Android smartphone shipments just shy of 800 million in 2013, says IDC
Feb 14, 16:18
The smartphone market passed an important milestone in 2013 when worldwide shipments surpassed the one billion mark for the first time, driven by continued momentum from Android and iOS. According to IDC, Android and iOS accounted for 95.7% of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013,...
Commentary: Is COS a genuine home-grown platform or a copycat?
Feb 6, 11:10
China has unveiled a home-grown operating system, the China Operating System (COS), for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) and other types of smart devices, claiming that the OS is a brainchild of a two-year research and development of its Institute of Software under the Chinese Academy...
Soft-World expected to see 2014 revenues of NT$13 billion
Jan 28, 15:00
Taiwan's largest online game developer/operator Soft-World International is expected to generate consolidated revenues of NT$13 billion (US$433 million) for 2014, growing 17.8% on year, according to local market analysts.
China-developed OS unveiled, Android device vendors watching
Jan 21, 20:46
China Operating System (COS), developed by China-based Lian Tong Network Communication Technology (Shanghai) and the Institute of Software under the Chinese Academy of Sciences for use in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and other types of smart devices, has been announced and is expected to be...
Taiwan market: Gomaji 2013 revenues nearly double on year
Jan 17, 14:37
Gomaji, currently the largest operator of online group buying services in the Taiwan market, generated revenues of NT$3.1 billion (US$104 million) for 2013, hiking 93.8% on year, and aims at revenues of NT$5.0 billion for 2014, according to the company.
Foxconn to develop Firefox OS tablet
Jan 7, 14:03
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is cooperating with Mozilla to develop a tablet featuring Firefox OS. Taiwan-based chipmaker VIA Technologies will also join the project.
Sony to offer MOD service from CHT on PS4
Jan 6, 22:01
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Taiwan reportedly will cooperate with Taiwan's largest telecom carrier Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) to add the carrier's Multimedia on Demand (MOD) service on its PlayStation 4 (PS4) game console, according to some market watchers.
Sony Mobile to launch WP8 phones, say sources
Jan 6, 14:09
Sony Mobile Communications has decided to launch ODM models of Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, while concentrating its R&D efforts on Android and Firefox models, according to industry sources.
Digitimes Research: Prospects remain bleak for BlackBerry
Oct 8, 15:35
Despite accepting an acquisition offer from its shareholder Fairfax Financial, the prospects of BlackBerry remain bleak as the hardware specifications and operating platforms of its smartphones are still lagging behind prevailing market trends, according to Digitimes Research.
Gamania steps into development of mobile games
Sep 30, 15:46
Taiwan-based online games developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment has stepped into development of handset- and tablet-based mobile games by spinning off R&D teams as subsidiaries, having existing R&D subsidiaries shift development to mobile games, and investing in or merging with...
App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources
Sep 27, 11:41
Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because Apple places strict controls on developers and there have been many free or bad-quality Android-based applications.
Digitimes Research: Xiaomi steals spotlight; Firefox OS gains a foothold
Sep 17, 20:12
China-based smartphone vendor Xiaomi Technology, while undermining market conditions by releasing low-priced smartphones to push sales in its home market where competition in hardware and pricing has been keen, has captured headlines recently by announcing the hiring of a former Google executive as...
Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices and Services business
Sep 3, 13:38
Microsoft and Nokia have jointly announced that the boards of directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services.
Android mobile app revenues to reach US$6.8 billion in 2013, says ABI Research
Aug 30, 14:45
Android's smartphone mobile app revenues are projected to reach almost US$6.8 billion by the end of 2013, nearly doubling from the previous year. The Android platform has some way to go before catching iOS's smartphone revenues, nevertheless, the smartphone app market will be Android's most fruitful...