With lower-cost tablets often comes disappointing specs. As we continue to want a low price point in front of better specs, MediaTek has taken the reigns and delivered a chip that could be as powerful as it is cheap.
TCL has been rather quiet of late in Android circles, unless, of course, you include the line of Android smartphones from Alcatel, a brand that it owns. But it seems that the Chinese electronics company has been silently busy in its home court and is just about ready to announce its newest flagship, the TCL N3 smartphone.
Samsung has just made an announcement that might rock the ARM processor world: a Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution that will be applied to its Exynos 5 Octa core processors. This is practically the manufacturer's response to criticisms and alternative solutions being marketed by its rivals in the System-on-Chip manufacturing business.
Maxthon, creators of the cross-platform web browser for Android, iOS, and the PC, has just announced a partnership with RollTech, the value-added services arm of chip maker MediaTek. Their goal: to get Maxthon's web browser preloaded into the next 100 million or more Android smartphones.
In this industry, it is sometimes very easy to get swayed by numbers and specs. But sometimes "more" doesn't always translate to "better", a message that Qualcomm is trying to pass around in a new promotional video for their Snapdragon chips.
With every major tablet manufacturer planning or releasing new tablet lines, it seems only natural to expect Amazon to soon update its popular Kindle tablets. But one big question concerns who Amazon will choose as its system-on-chip provider. Although earlier speculation revolved around Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800, there are rumors that Amazon might banking on MediaTek's MT8135 instead.
Just after revealing its True Octa-Core System-on-Chip (SoC), MediaTek announced a new chip with some rather interesting new features. The quad-core MT8135 is designed to be used on tablets that require processor-intensive operations such as heavy web browsing, hardcore gaming, and video viewing, without sacrificing power efficiency.
MediaTek has officially announced over the weekend what it calls the world's first true octa-core processor, verifying rumors earlier this month about a new eight-core chip in the works. The System-on-Chip (SoC), which MediaTek dubs "True Octa-Core", is set to rival or even surpass Samsung's own octa-core offering, the Exynos 5 Octa chip which it announced at the beginning of the year.