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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 23 July 2015 [534 news items]

China market: Demand for Android STBs weakening

Oct 25, 15:09

Android-based set-top box (STB) sales in China have started to grow weak recently due to rising penetration rates in the local market and the growing popularity of large-size smartphones...

Intel plans cheap Bay Trail CPUs for 2Q14

Oct 14, 21:46

Intel is planning to release entry-level Bay Trail-based processors for the Android platform in the second quarter of 2014, according to sources from tablet players.

ChipSiP unveils SiP Smart Glass solution

Oct 14, 21:07

ChipSiP Technology, which provides turnkey system-in-package (SiP) solutions, has launched what the company claims is the world's first HD resolution near-eye display on the Android...

Android ecosystem takes the baton from Apple iPad in the tablet race, says ABI Research

Sep 30, 14:55

A shift in leadership is now upon the tablet mobile computing market. At the year's mid-point, ABI Research identified a trio of events signaling Apple's iPad family of products has...

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...

Digitimes Research: Sony/Google relationship to affect SmartWatch 2 sales

Sep 17, 15:36

Sony Mobile Communications launched the successor of its LiveView watch, the SmartWatch 2 in June 2013 featuring a larger display, higher resolution, NFC support and water- and dust-proof...

iPhone 5c will not significantly affect sales of Android phones

Sep 11, 21:55

Apple's iPhone 5c is unlikely to significantly affect sales of Android-based entry-level to mid-range smartphones due to its pricing, according to sources in the handset industry...

Windows phones challenging Android for Vietnam smartphone market, says IDC

Newswatch - Sep 4, 12:37

A total of 5.8 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in the second quarter of 2013, in which shipments of feature phones contracted 25.8% sequentially due to aggressive shipments...

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...

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...

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Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android, says Canalys

Aug 15, 15:39

New Canalys' App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

HTC seems to be drifting away from WP8, say Taiwan makers

Aug 13, 15:06

HTC is likely to drift away from Windows Phone 8 (WP8) platform as it has seen its share in the global WP8 market drop to below 5%, while rivals Nokia has taken an 80% share in the...

Samsung reportedly delays Tizen development

Aug 12, 10:31

Samsung Electronics reportedly has slowed down the development of its Tizen operating system, which it co-developed with Intel – a move which could dash hopes of other Android...

Apple cedes share in smartphone OS market as Android and Windows gain, says IDC

Aug 8, 15:20

Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted an on-year decline during the second...

Small tablets drive big share gains for Android, says Canalys

Aug 2, 14:32

Over 34 million tablets shipped in the second quarter of 2013, a 43% on-year increase. Tablets now account for 31% of worldwide PC shipments. But Apple's performance faltered. Its...

Bluetooth Smart support in Android 4.3 expected to boost demand for Bluetooth devices, say Taiwan makers

Jul 31, 20:35

Android 4.3's native support for Bluetooth Smart is expected to drive growth in demand for Bluetooth-enabled devices mainly for health care, sports and physical fitness, home entertainment...

Firefox OS aimed to become alternative to Android, says Mozilla vice president

Jun 21, 15:34

While Mozilla has offered Firefox OS for less than two years, the operating system based on HTML5 and Web technologies has been adopted by a number of smartphone vendors including...

Gong Li, Mozilla Mobile Device senior vice president and Asia Operations president

First-tier players may release smartphones that adopt heat pipes by the end of the year

Jun 17, 21:58

Smartphone players such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and High Tech Computer (HTC) have started showing interest in adopting ultra-thin heat pipes for their smartphones and are expected...

Over 1 billion Android phones to ship in 2017, says Canalys

Jun 6, 12:03

Worldwide smartphone shipments are set to top 1.5 billion units in 2017, contributing 73% to overall mobile phone shipments, according to Canalys. Shipments of Android models will...

Digitimes Research: 2Q13 brand tablet shipments to reach 34 million units

Jun 3, 12:02

Following the low season in the first quarter of 2013, many vendors from the non-iPad tablet camp will introduce new affordable models running on the Google Android platform in the...

BlackBerry to offer BBM on Android and iOS platforms

May 15, 22:16

BlackBerry plans to offer its messenger app, BBM, to competing platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Android LCD monitors are a new opportunity for vendors, says WitsView

May 6, 14:52

Research firm WitsView expects the LCD monitor market to be on the decline in 2013, adding that several vendors have begun orienting their business strategy to reduce shipments of...

Asustek to push Padfone Infinity in China

Apr 23, 09:57

Asustek Computer has recently partnered with China Unicom to sell its new Padfone Infinity in China and the company will also host a launch conference later this month (April) to...

Intel promotes Android convertible notebooks, say vendors

Apr 19, 14:54

Viewing that Windows 8 has been unable to stimulate global demand for notebooks, and global sales of Android tablets have been increasing, Intel has begun to promote Android tablet-convertible...

China-based vendors offer Android STBs

Apr 17, 15:20

A number of China-based vendors, including Mele Digital Technology, Geniatech, Giec Electronics and Bluetimes Technology, exhibited Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) at the 2013 China...

Tablet sales to reach US$64 billion in 2013, up 28% as tide turns to Android, says ABI Research

Apr 15, 14:50

In 2013, approximately 150 million tablets are forecast to ship globally, which is estimated to be worth US$64 billion (up 28% from 2012) in potential end-user revenues, according...

Microsoft reportedly developing Windows Blue for PC, mobile OS integration

Apr 8, 15:20

Microsoft is reportedly developing Windows Blue as an independent project that will help merge Windows (PC) with Windows Phone. Rumors have also spread that Microsoft is developing...

Compal Communications adopts Broadcom smartphone reference design

Apr 3, 12:14

Compal Communications has for the first time adopted a reference design platform offered by Broadcom to develop entry-level Android smartphones with the first wave of such models...

Digitimes Research: More software developers join Android camp

Mar 20, 16:03

More and more software developers and free software projects are willing to join development for the Android platform in view of the dynamic shipment growth demonstrated by Android-based...

Google executive reshuffle may affect relationship with handset brands, say sources

Mar 15, 15:37

Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, has stepped down from his current post. If Rubin is assigned to strengthen in-house handset products, it may affect Google's relationship with...

A Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows for 1-2 years, say Taiwan notebook platers

Mar 15, 12:22

While Google is likely to integrate Chrome OS with Android, such a Google OS would struggle to compete with Windows in the global notebook market at least for one to two years, according...

Google said to integrate Android with Chrome OS

Too late for China to develop own mobile operating systems, say Taiwan makers

Mar 7, 11:11

While China Academy of Telecommunication Research under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in its white paper calls for China's development of own operating systems...

China handset makers hope to reduce reliance on Android

Mar 6, 22:23

The China Academy of Telecommunication Research for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has published a white paper stating that China's handset industry has been...

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    Zoom Storage hybrid powerbank and wireless storage solution

    The Zoom Storage is a hybrid powerbank and wireless storage solution developed for Android, Windows and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2,000mAh wallet size and 8,000mAh traveller's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 30.

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    Acer Liquid Leap+ wearable device

    Acer is showcasing its latest mobile products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 from March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain, including the Liquid Leap+ wearable device, which is compatible...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone 2 smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone 2 smartphone at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), featuring Intel's Atom Z3580 2.3GHz processor,...

    Photo: Company, Jan 9.

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    CES 2015: Asustek ZenFone Zoom smartphone

    Asustek Computer is exhibiting its Android 5.0-based ZenFone Zoom smartphone at CES 2015 featuring a 13-megapixel 3x optical zoom plus 12x digital zoom camera. The smartphone adopts...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

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    Asustek ZenWatch smartwatch

    Asustek Computer has launched its Android Wear-based smartwatch, the ZenWatch in Taiwan, priced at NT$5,990 (US$188). The ZenWatch features Corning's Gorilla 3 glass and an AMOLED...

    Photo: Company, Dec 25.

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