MediaTek joins OHA to bring cheaper Android Phones
MediaTek is famously known for supplying chipset to Chinese phone manufacturers. Many of the cheap phones available in India as well as China are powered by MediaTek’s SoC. The company is yet to impress the western markets but there has given an appearance as last year, the company had signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with one of the world’s largest SoC developer, Qualcomm.
MediaTek has now joined the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) which is a group of chipset and phone manufacturers, mobile network operators and other companies playing a role in the mobile markets. The group is managed by Google and it plans to bring the Android OS to various devices in various markets.
We have also recently heard that Google has plans of penetrating the Indian and Chinese markets with low cost Android phones and MediaTek being a part of the OHA is just another step towards making it possible. Until know, Chinese phone manufacturers lacked a strong and efficient operating system and this can now be fulfilled by Android and MediaTek. The MediaTek SoC’s will also get official hardware drivers and performance optimizations for Android.
It looks like the green robot has a really bright future.
Source: Unwired View