Taipei, Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:26 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
29°C
Digitimes Research: Google looking to clean up Android device mess in emerging markets
Jim Hsiao and Kristina Shih, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 3 July 2014]

The Android operating system was again the spotlight of Google I/O developer conference and in addition to a preview of the latest Android L, the Internet giant also launched an entry-level turnkey solution, Android One for emerging markets.

Google has strengthened Android L's user experience and performance, aiming to raise its competiveness in the high-end market. Meanwhile Google is pushing Android One into emerging markets in a bid to quickly expand its shares and better regulate second-tier and white-box Android products.

Google aggressively promoted its material design concept at I/O conference. The idea is expected to become the main guideline of app designs and Google is also planning to expand the idea into web apps, looking to increase its influence on other platforms.

For hardware, Android L will officially support 64-bit processors and adopt a new-generation Android Runtime (ART) to enhance performance. Google also raised webpages' importance in the Android environment and in addition to upgrading webpage's processing level to the same as apps, the Internet giant also developed functions to seamlessly connect webpages with apps.

In Android L, the boundary between local and web apps is blurred.

Android One, which will initially release in India, is a software-hardware-integrated turnkey solution and through a standardized component configuration, the solution will effectively reduce development and production costs.

The solution is enabled by the latest operating system and software services from Google, aiming to standardize entry-level products in the Android ecosystem.

Digitimes Research believes that Google's cooperation with India-based players over Android One is just the beginning of the Internet giant's plans for emerging markets where it has had no control over many so-called Andriod devices . Google is looking to have Google-certified Android-based handsets take over in these markets.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Topics: Page 2

Realtime news
  • Digitimes Research: China sees increased smartphone AP shipments in 2Q14

    Bits + chips | 5h 22min ago

  • Taiwan market: FET aims at 95% 4G coverage at end of 2014

    Mobile + telecom | 5h 24min ago

  • ASE posts EPS of NT$0.64 for 2Q14

    Bits + chips | 5h 29min ago

  • China polysilicon maker LDK Solar to resume production

    Before Going to Press | 5h 53min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan ships 351 million small-to-medium-size panels in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 5h 54min ago

  • UMC reports EPS NT$0.28 for 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 5h 55min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Xiaomi continues to rank as number one smartphone vendor in China in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 5h 55min ago

  • InFocus looking to become top-3 smartphone vendor in Taiwan

    Before Going to Press | 6h 45min ago

  • ASE to ramp up SiP packaging revenues in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 6h 50min ago

  • Vendors cutting notebook shipments to Latin America

    Before Going to Press | 6h 52min ago

  • Innolux to decrease reliance on China market

    Before Going to Press | 7h 18min ago

  • Wah Lee 3Q14 revenues to move higher

    Before Going to Press | 7h 19min ago

  • Growth in global panel demand to exceed growth in supply, says AUO

    Before Going to Press | 7h 19min ago

  • Intel to see difficulties shipping 40 million tablet CPUs in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 7h 20min ago

  • AUO expects 3Q14 small- to medium-size panel shipments to rise 5-8% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 7h 21min ago

  • MediaTek 3Q14 revenues to grow 6-11% on quarter

    Before Going to Press | 7h 22min ago

  • Taiwan market: Everlight Electronics expected to ship 2.6 million LED light bulbs in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 7h 23min ago

  • AUO 2Q14 net profit hits 4-year high

    Before Going to Press | 7h 24min ago

  • China market: LCD TV sales in 1H14 down on year, says China Market Monitor

    Before Going to Press | 7h 25min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Analysis of China's revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:09

Facing a funding shortage for local IC manufacturers, the China State Council in June 2014 published guidelines to strengthen government support for China's semiconductor industry, while stating the short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the related industry supply...

The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 13:59

Ultra HD TV vendors are facing challenges due to an overall slowdown in the TV industry and are concerned whether relative supply chains can provide compatible Ultra HD content and services. However, trends show that content makers as well as panel and chip makers...

Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jul 30, 09:17

HTC's launch of its new smartphone models shot up both its own shipments and the overall shipments from Taiwan's handset sector in the second quarter. Although own-brand shipments were strong, ODM shipments were sluggish.

Taiwan digital cameras – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jul 30, 09:15

Taiwan makers saw a rare rise in their DSC shipments in the second quarter of 2014, thanks to strong orders from clients who were launching new models for the spring season. While their shipments stand little chance of returning to levels seen in the pre-smartphone...

Taiwan notebooks – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN ICT | Jul 23, 12:53

Taiwan's notebook makers saw an unexpected sequential rise in shipments in the second quarter after the end of Microsoft's support for Windows XP generated a wave of replacement demand. Compared to the same period of last year, their shipments still dropped....

MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
Media news email alerts
2014 global notebook demand forecast
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.