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.
Wednesday 18 January 2017
Taiwan market: Sony Mobile ramps up share of high-end Android smartphone segment
Sony Mobile Communications saw its share in the over NT$15,000 (US$475) segment of the Android smartphone market in Taiwan increase to 35% in 2016 from 24% of a year earlier, according...
Friday 9 December 2016
Taiwan market: LG offers upgrades to Android 7.0 for LG G5
As Google is planning to officially release Android 7.0 OS at the end of 2016, LG Electronics has taken the initiative to announce the availability of upgrades to the latest version...
Friday 5 August 2016
Galaxy S7 edge is top-selling Android phone in 1H16, says Strategy Analytics
Samsung Electronics's Galaxy S7 edge was the world's top-selling Android smartphone model in the first half of 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung currently aslo accounts...
Wednesday 27 July 2016
BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone
BlackBerry has launched its second Android smartphone, the DTEK50, priced at US$299. The DTEK50 features a 5.2-inch display with a 1920 by 1080 resolution, Qualcomm 8-core Snapdragon...
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size
SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's...
Thursday 7 July 2016
Chip orders for Android phones slowing down
IC orders placed by Android phone makers, mainly those in China, have slowed down recently, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Android Open Source market opportunities shrinking as Android One becomes viable market contender
Overall smartphone share of the global handsets market is slowing as mobile phone (or feature phone) sales show some resilience through local brands in emerging markets. While ABI...
Wednesday 20 January 2016
Taiwan market: HTC ships over 2 million Android phones in 2015
HTC shipped over two million smartphones in the Taiwan market in 2015, representing an increase of over 20% from a year earlier and making it the top vendor for Android phones in...
Thursday 17 December 2015
Qualcomm to land a majority of chip orders for high-end Android phones in 2016
Qualcomm is expected to secure the bulk of chipset orders for high-end Android smartphones in 2016 as vendors including Samsung Electronics, HTC, Sony Mobile Communications, LG Electronics...
Thursday 5 November 2015
Falling sales of Android smartphones affecting Taiwan IC design houses
The global sales of Android-based smartphones have been a disappointment affecting negatively the performance of Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry sources.
Thursday 22 October 2015
Digitimes Research: Android Pay to become a prevailing mobile payment tool
Android Pay, announced at Google I/O 2015, will eventually beat Apple Pay to capture a majority share of the global mobile payment market, making "payment apps as a service"...
Wednesday 21 October 2015
HTC unveils Android Marshmallow-based smartphone
HTC has officially unveiled the latest version of its One series smartphone, the HTC One A9, a revised flagship model which the company will count on to make a turnaround in the fourth...
Thursday 8 October 2015
Fingerprint sensors set to see growing adoption among Android phones
Fingerprint identification sensors are expected to see growing adoption among Android smartphones in 2016, according to industry sources.
Monday 5 October 2015
Digitimes Research: Difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear devices narrowed
The difference between Apple Watch and Android Wear-based devices has been narrowed as the latest updates of the Apple Watch have only made some modifications on outer design but...