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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 15 January 2015 [524 news items]

Lenovo plans to roll out Intel- or ARM-based Android notebook/tablet convertibles in 1H13

Jan 14, 12:58

Having unveiled its IdeaPad Yoga 11S notebook/tablet convertible mobile device at CES 2013, Lenovo reportedly plans to expand its IdeaPad Yoga family by also launching Intel- or ARM-based...

Archos unveils multi-touch Android TV

Jan 4, 15:22

Archos has released a new TV called Archos TV connect, a multi-touch set supporting Android, allowing users to access their apps and games.

Arima Communications looks to ship 12-14 million smartphones in 2013

Jan 2, 15:43

Arima Communications is expected to ship 12-14 million smartphones in 2013, with NEC and Sony Mobile Communications together taking up over 60% of the shipments, according to an industry...

Linux-based mobile platforms hope for adoption in 2013, but smartphone vendors to keep watching

Dec 20, 20:33

While Android and iOS together occupy about 85% of the global smartphone market, other mobile platforms, mainly Tizen, Open webOS, Firefox OS and Sailfish OS, hope to be adopted in...

Handset and platform makers compete to dominate map data

Dec 13, 21:19

Handset and platform makers such as Nokia and Google have been expanding in-house map data platforms. Apple is reportedly considering buying Tom Tom, a Dutch navigation product provider,...

Digitimes Research: Android phones to account for 70% of global smartphone market in 2013

Dec 6, 12:19

Android will further solidify its market leadership in the smartphone operating system race in 2013, thanks to a broad support from smartphone vendors and the rollout of a wide range...

Patent disputes hike royalty fees for Android handset makers

Nov 22, 14:22

Hardware vendors who use the Android platform for mobile devices are now finding their costs mounting up because of royalty payments, mainly to Microsoft and recently to Apple, according...

Intel reduces StudyBook shipment forecast

Nov 21, 21:02

Intel originally expected its StudyBook tablet shipments to reach 3-4 million units in the period from January 2013 to June 2014; however, the company has reduced the forecast volume...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to grow 30% in 2013

Nov 19, 15:52

Global smartphone shipments are expected to grow 30% to 865 million units in 2013, accounting for 43.9% of total handset shipments in the year, Digitimes Research has estimated.

Taiwan market: ViewSonic unveils 22-inch touch-control monitor

Nov 16, 12:16

ViewSonic on November 15 unveiled Smart Display VSD220, a 22-inch smart touch-control monitor featuring dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0, Full HD 1080p LED-backlit display and...

Android takes 90% smartphone platform market share in China

Nov 15, 21:43

Google's Android platform has taken a 90% share of the smartphone platform market in China. However, as iPhone 5 and many Windows Phone 8 models will be introduced to the China market...

Commentary: Will Apple soften its stance against Samsung after reaching peace deal with HTC?

Nov 14, 10:59

The announcement of a comprehensive settlement of patent lawsuits between Apple and HTC comes as a surprise to the smartphone industry, given Apple's previous hostile attitude against...

Commentary: Notebook ODMs face uncertainties in tablet market

Nov 6, 16:16

The rise of tablets and smartphones, plus the economic downturn in the US and Europe, have been causing PC brands such as HP, Dell and Acer to report unsatisfactory sales results...

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Google, Amazon and other vendors in China to lead pricing in low-cost smartphone segment, say sources

Nov 5, 22:59

While sales of low-cost smartphones are expected to continue growing in the next few years, Google, Amazon and other Internet service companies in China may lead price competition...

Lenovo to launch a table-shaped all-in-one PC

Nov 5, 22:57

Lenovo plans to launch a Windows 8-based all-in-one PC that features a similar industrial design as Microsoft's Surface, a table-shaped PC. The machine features four legs and when...

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...

7-inch Android tablets expected to occupy 70% of non-iPad tablets, say Taiwan makers

Nov 2, 11:39

In view of booming sales of the Nexus 7, 7-inch Android tablets are expected to take up at least 70% of the total sales volume of non-iPad tablets, with the remaining 30% to be for...

7-inch tablets are expected to become new star products

Google aggressive pricing for Nexus 4 smartphone to affect sales of other brands

Oct 30, 21:45

Google's pricing of US$299-349 for its newly released 4.7-inch, quad-core Nexus 4 smartphone is lower than market expectations, and thus could affect the sales of Android-based smartphones...

LG sees 3Q12 smartphone shipments increase

Oct 24, 21:36

South Korea-based LG Electronics has reported smartphone shipments in the third quarter accounted for more than 50% of total mobile phone shipments. LG has been focusing on LTE smartphones...

Acer planning AcerCloud 2.0 service

Oct 17, 22:14

Acer is looking to launch AcerCloud 2.0, expanding its existing Android service platform to also support both Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS, while the new service will also be expanded...

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Asustek to launch second-generation Padfone in October

Sep 25, 01:20

Asustek Computer is set to announce its second-generation Padfone on October 16 as Qualcomm's processor supply has returned to normal due to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's...

Application development costs for Windows 8 only one-third those for Android, iOS, say Taiwan ISVs

Sep 20, 14:45

Total development costs for Windows-based applications, including time and manpower, is only one-third that for applications based on Android or iOS due to strong support by development...

ZTE to launch Open webOS smartphone in 4Q12, say sources

Sep 19, 14:04

China-based ZTE reportedly plans to launch its first Open webOS-based smartphone for overseas markets in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to industry sources.

Google attitude against modified Android may lead to split in Android, say Taiwan handset makers

Sep 18, 01:10

Google's opposition to Taiwan-based vendor Acer's launch of the A800, a smartphone based on the Alibaba-developed operating system Aliyun, reflects Google's attempt to check development...

New Lenovo tablet PC uses MediaTek chip

Sep 14, 01:00

MediaTek on September 13 announced that Lenovo has selected its Android mobile platform for the new LePad A2107, which is shipping to customers globally.

Cumulative Android smartphone shipments will exceed one billion in 2013, says IHS

Sep 12, 16:03

Just five years after Google's Android appeared on the market in 2008, IHS forecasts that cumulative global shipments of smartphones using the operating system since it was introduced...

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...

Insyde to put equal amount of focus on both Android and Windows: Q&A with Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

Sep 7, 14:07

As Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) platform is gradually becoming the next BIOS structure standard, the competition between BIOS designers is also becoming fiercer, and...

Jeremy Wang, chairman and president of Insyde

As Wintel dominance wanes, the Microsoft/Intel alliance frays, says IHS

Sep 5, 14:54

After a generation of setting the pace and calling the shots in the computer market, the Microsoft/Intel cartel known as Wintel now finds itself playing catch-up in the new era of...

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),...

Asustek to launch new smartphones in 2Q13

Aug 30, 13:53

After temporarily stepping out of the handset market in 2011, Asustek Computer president Jerry Shen, at the company's investors conference on August 29, said the company will return...

Digitimes Research: Android to account for 70% of handset market in 2H12

Aug 24, 16:18

Observing from the competition between handset operating systems in the second half of 2011 and in 2012, Android, which already accounted for more than 60% of the handset market in...

On-year handset shipment growth by major OS, 2010-2012

Sony Mobile moves into sub-US$200 smartphone segment

Aug 23, 14:53

Sony Mobile Communications has teamed up with Taiwan-based handset ODMs Foxconn International Holdings (FIH), Arima Communications and Compal Communications to venture into the sub-US$200...

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...

Hisense releases dual-core TD-SCDMA smartphone using Spreadtrum chip

Aug 7, 11:36

Spreadtrum Communications has announced that the Hisense T96 for China Mobile, which is a dual-core smartphone with Android 4.0 using Spreadtrum's TD-SCDMA modem and RF transceiver,...

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