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Worldwide wearable shipments to reach 173.4 million by 2019, says IDC

Sep 15, 15:37

A growing list of vendors, a proliferation of devices, experiences, and price points, and steady consumer adoption will fuel growth in the worldwide market for wearable devices. According...

Computex 2015: Startup company Endless pushing PC for developing countries

Jun 4, 15:51

Startup company Endless, an operating system developer, has participated at Computex 2015 showcasing its first product, the Endless PC, priced from US$169-229, targeting mainly developing...

The Endless PC

Spreadtrum announces support for Tizen operating system

Feb 13, 16:14

IC design house Spreadtrum Communications has successfully completed the integration of Tizen operating system (OS) with its WCDMA chipsets, according to the China-based company....

Apple 12-inch tablet may adopt Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system

Oct 6, 21:52

Apple's rumored 12-inch tablet, which is said to be scheduled for release in 2015, may become the vendor's first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS,...

Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

Oct 2, 10:18

Commenting on Microsoft's latest operating system, some notebook component makers are taking a pessimistic attitude about Windows 10 helping to boost notebook demand and expect overall...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Oct 1, 14:43

Microsoft has unveiled its next operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available. The announcement highlighted advancements designed...

Digitimes Research: Miui, CyanogenMod and Fire OS to become mainstream Android OS systems

Sep 4, 14:05

Mobile platforms based on forks of Android, including Miui developed Xiaomi Technology, CyanogenMod, and Fire OS by Amazon, are likely to become three mainstream Android-based operating...

Worldwide smartphone shipments edge past 300 million units in 2Q14, says IDC

Aug 15, 14:32

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in the second quarter of 2014, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time. According to data from the IDC Worldwide...

China-based HiWiFi unveils OS for smart routers, say reports

Jul 17, 14:03

China-based router maker HiWiFi has announced an in-house developed operating system, HiWi-Fi OS, designed specifically for smart routers. The OS features three major applications:...

Dell optimistic about Windows 8.1 for enterprise PCs

Aug 29, 11:22

As Microsoft is ready to release Windows 8.1 on October 18, Jeff Clarke, Dell's vice chairman and president of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions, has expressed his...

Digitimes Research: Android may lose its competitiveness in the entry-level segment

Aug 26, 13:49

The Android platform's gradually increasing demand over hardware specifications is expected to endanger the platform's share in the entry-level segment as hardware prices are gradually...


Tablet shipments slow in 2Q13 as vendors look to capitalize on a strong 2H13, says IDC

Aug 6, 11:24

As expected, worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed in the second quarter of 2013, according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Worldwide tablet...

Windows RT facing pressure from being isolated

Jun 19, 22:25

Microsoft's Windows RT operating system may fall to the same fate as Hewlett-Packard's (HP) webOS as most brand vendors have already stopped developing related products, leaving Microsoft's...

Commentary: Samsung deepens cooperation with Microsoft, paving way to notebook market

Jun 10, 15:49

South Korea-based Samsung Electronics supplies key components such as panels to Microsoft while developing new notebooks using Microsoft's operating systems. Samsung can use discounts...

Lenovo, HP, Dell to release PCs with Chinese Linux OS in China

Apr 1, 22:59

Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell reportedly will launch new PCs featuring a Linux-based Chinese-language operating system, Ubuntu Kylin that has recently been endorsed by the...

Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to participate in next-generation Windows development

Mar 25, 22:19

Microsoft has recently finished the preparation for its integrated development program (IDP) for the next-generation Windows operating system and several brand vendors including Acer,...

First-tier vendors to supply more notebook models with no OS

Mar 18, 21:28

Several first-tier notebook brand vendors including Lenovo have reportedly been raising their shipment proportions of models without an operating system (OS) to attract consumers,...


Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half

Nov 28, 21:28

The upstream supply chain of Microsoft's Surface RT has recently seen the tablet's orders reduced by half, and with other Windows RT-based tablet orders also seeing weak performance,...

Uncertain Windows 8 future may relatively affect Windows Phone 8

Nov 5, 22:45

Although Microsoft has been aggressive promoting its new Windows 8 operating system (OS), a weak global economy has the notebook supply chain remaining conservative about the OS'...

Android marks 4th anniversary with 75% market share in 3Q12, says IDC

Nov 5, 12:18

Total Android smartphone shipments worldwide reached 136 million units in the third quarter of 2012, accounting for 75% of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped in the quarter, according...

Asustek to participate in initial launch of Windows RT tablet

Oct 15, 22:22

Microsoft is set to announce its latest Windows 8 operating system on October 25 with its Windows RT-based Surface tablet to also make appearance on the same day; however, among Microsoft's...

Samsung Tizen smartphones to face market challenges

Sep 25, 01:40

Samsung Electronics will reportedly launch its new Tizen-based Galaxy smartphone codenamed i9300 in near future, but sources from smartphone players believe the device will face challenges...

Supply chain estimates x86 Surface Price at US$500-700 and RT below US$399

Sep 18, 01:30

Microsoft's own-brand Surface tablets are expected to launch at the end of October with the related supply chain players estimating that the Surface RT's hardware cost is at around...

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for the entry-level segment

Sep 11, 15:47

Nokia may release new Windows Phone 7.5-based smartphones for the entry-level segment at the end of 2012 since Windows Phone 8's hardware requirements for dual-core processor and...

Smartphone and tablet forecasts show varying OS fortunes, says Canalys

Sep 11, 12:04

The latest product announcements by leading smartphone and tablet vendors will help drive consumer demand to new heights, according to Canalys. It forecasts that in 2016, global annual...

Taiwan market: Nexus 7 available for pre-order at NT$8,990

Sep 4, 01:40

Google and Asustek Computer's jointly developed Nexus 7 tablet PC on September 3, became available for pre-order in Taiwan market with the 16GB model priced at NT$8,990 (US$300),...

Quanta announces 2Q12 results; details future planning

Aug 31, 01:20

Quanta Computer has announced its financial report for the second quarter with net profit after tax of NT$5.99 billion (US$200.06 million) and EPS at NT$3.80, helping the company's...

Taiwan market: Nikon launches new autumn-season camera models

Aug 23, 01:35

Japan-based digital still camera (DSC) vendor Nikon on August 22, hosted a launch conference in Taiwan for its new autumn-season DSC models and is set to release four new models including...

Lenovo and Motorola delay launch of Intel-based tablets

Jul 26, 01:25

Although Intel has been aggressively promoting the combination of its Medfield platform with Android for the smartphone and tablet PC markets, the recent decisions of the company's...

Notebook makers see mixed result in 2Q12 shipments

Jul 10, 01:50

Notebook ODMs have shown mixed result for their shipment performance in the second quarter of 2012 with both Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics achieved growth sequentially, while...

Shipments of notebook ODMs see different result in 2Q12

Microsoft, Intel expect Windows 8 to help energize the netbook market

Jun 19, 01:40

As Microsoft is aggressively preparing its Windows 8 and Windows RT for launch in October to compete against Apple, sources from notebook players pointed out that Microsoft and Intel...


Asustek to start selling WoA tablet PC in October

Jun 5, 01:45

Asustek Computer has announced its latest 10.1-inch Windows-on-ARM (WoA) tablet PC – Tablet 600, which is expected to start shipping in September and will be available in retail...

Asustek, HTC back off from new Chromebook

May 31, 01:00

Although Google recently unveiled its second-generation Chromebook device, jointly developed with Samsung Electronics, Asustek Computer and High Tech Computer (HTC), seeing Acer and...

Google is aggressively pushing second-generation Chromebook

Tizen-based devices to appear in 2H12

May 21, 16:14

Intel and Samsung Electronics' co-developed operating system Tizen is expected to be released in late June with Tizen-based devices such as smartphones, netbooks and in-vehicle infotainment...

China handset players pessimistic about Microsoft pushing Tango OS in China

Feb 23, 15:53

As Microsoft is set to push its Tango operating system into China's smartphone market in 2012, domestic handset players in China are pessimistic about the plan and believe the operating...

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    Samsung 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM chips based on its 20nm process technology. The new LPDDR4 is...

    Photo: Company, Sep 18.

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    Apple TV

    Apple has announced the all-new Apple TV, which users are now able to download and use Apps on the device. The new Apple TV's remote features Siri, so users can search with their...

    Photo: Company, Sep 14.

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    Acer Liquid M220 smartphone

    Acer has unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone, its first Liquid series smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The phone features a 4-inch 233ppi display, a 5-megapixel...

    Photo: Company, Mar 5.

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    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays. The new iPhones feature a unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum. The iPhone...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    Microsoft Surface 2 tablet

    The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, and its battery life can last up to 10 hours for video playback, according to Microsfot. The device features a 10.6-inch...

    Photo: Company, Oct 1.

China Internet TV and OTT market developments
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.