AnTuTu benchmarks reveal best performing phones for 2014 Q3

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AnTuTu has released their top 10 performance rankings for smartphones for the third quarter of 2014. At the top of the list is the Meizu MX4 which made a statement with its MediaTek processor in holding off other contenders. MediaTek also grabbed the second spot with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Despite the prowess of the chip, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line still powered most of the devices in the top 10.
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MediaTek Labs launched to support development of wearables and other devices

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MediaTek announced today the launch of a new global initiative they are calling MediaTek Labs to provide resources for the development of wearables and “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. The new project tries to provide support for a variety of groups that may be involved in efforts to create new devices across a wide range of skill levels. According to Marc Naddell, vice president for the new MediaTek Labs, “with the launch of MediaTek Labs we’re opening up a new world of possibilities for everyone — from hobbyists and students through to professional developers and designers — to unleash their creativity and innovation. We believe that the innovation enabled by MediaTek Labs will drive the next wave of consumer gadgets and apps that will connect billions of things and people around the world.”
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Xiaomi Redmi Note successor to pack a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core chipset

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According to a report published in China this weekend, Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a high-end Redmi Note successor which it hopes will take on Meizu’s recently-announced MX4.

The device is set to pack a 5.5-inch display, be powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 chipset with four 2.2GHz Cortex-A17 and four 1.7GHz Cortex A-7 cores, include 3GB of RAM, incorporate a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as an astonishing 8-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 3,500 mAh non-removable battery.


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MediaTek opens up kernel source for first batch of Android One devices

android_one_devicesWith the first batch of Android One devices on the way, MediaTek has released the kernel source code for the devices for developers to take advantage of. The source is available on Google’s Android repository.

Other OEMs that use MediaTek processors typically aren’t compliant with releasing source code for their hardware, so it’s nice to see the company bypassing the company and releasing this on their own. Hopefully we’ll see other companies follow suit.

source: Google Source

MediaTek’s new high-end octa-core processor allows for super slow motion playback

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MediaTek’s MT6795 processor, which will be available by the end of the year, is a ‘true’ octa-core solution with LTE and 2K (1600 x 2500 pixel resolution) display support.

It’s a 64-bit chip, which is a break from MediaTek’s usual target market — the company has focused on mid-range devices in the past, and this chip is certainly catered to the higher end phones. It runs at up to 2.2 GHz and has dual-channel LPDDR3 memory up to 933 MHz.

The chip will let you play back 480 FPS 1080p full HD videos at 1/16 the original speed, at 30 FPS. You’ll also be able to record and playback 4K Ultra HD videos while using less power.

The high-end chips’s launch  comes alongside the MT6752 for mid-range phones and the MT67932 for entry-level phones. Hit the break for the full press release from MediaTek and a video of the chip in action.


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Low-end processor support indicates that Chromebooks can get even cheaper

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Thought $199 was cheap for a Chromebook? Or how about $179 for a Chromebox? Get ready, because the race to the bottom for a Chrome OS device has not even started. Found within the code for the backbone of Chrome OS is support for a low-end processor with the source being MediaTek. Low-end means that the prices would drop; however, do know that performance would also drop. Currently, there are Chromebooks out there that experience problems with multiple tabs being opened at once. That is why Intel stepped forward to support the operating system with quality processors at decent price points. That company has backed Chromebooks with its Bay Trail, Celeron, and Haswell processors.

Source: Chromium
Via: Engadget

Google forges partnership with MediaTek for Android One device development

 

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At the Google I/O keynote this week, Google announced that it would be working on a new initiative, called Android One, which would aid OEMs in the development of low-cost smartphones geared towards users in emerging markets.

Google has decided to work with MediaTek on this initiative, which will most likely be manufacturing the chips for the devices.


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Xiaomi announces new Android smart TV with 4K display

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Xiaomi has officially announced a new television, the MI TV 2,  after releasing its first smart TV last fall. This one proves to be a bit bigger (49 inches), and a really nice new feature — a 4K display — for only CN¥3,999  (equivalent to $640).

Android is built into the TV (MIUI TV skin) and side loading for other TV apps is simple. The 4K panel has 3D capabilities with a 6.2mm aluminum bezel. The processor is a quad-core MediaTek MStar 6A918 chip (clocked at 1.45 GHz), 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can support up to 64GB. 


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