Runs Linux on the cheap
We came across a rather unusual smartwatch from Krüger&Matz, with an interesting choice of hardware and software, and an even more interesting price.
But sticks to 28nm for much of the year
A MediaTek SoC roadmap has been leaked on a Chinese social network, but we cannot confirm its authenticity at this point. The image was taken down by a number of sources, but GSM Arena managed to save a copy for posterity.
MediaTek MT6595 does even better in AnTuTu 5.6
We have created a lot of noise with Meizu MX 4 phone powered by MediaTek MT6595, a big.LITTLE SoC part with quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A17 and quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex A7.
Lollipop Android 5.0 on a TV
Last week we saw a great smart TV powered by a MediaTek Quad Core SoC running Android 5.0.
Single-digit growth this year
Chipmaker MediaTek expects to see a substantial slowdown in tablet shipments this year. The company expects single-digit growth in 2015 and its most optimistic forecast is 9%.
Rumours from China suggest that the chip designer Mediatek is apparently on the verge of launching 10- and 12-core system on chips.
Dual Cortex-A7, tiny footprint
MediaTek has introduced its first System on Chip (SoC) specifically designed for Android Wear. The MediaTek MT2601 sports to ARM Cortex-A7 cores and Mali 400 MP graphics.
Quad-core big.LITTLE running Android 5.0
MediaTek has struck a deal with Google to power the first UHD TV platform for Android TV. The company has some new silicon for smart tellies and plans to demonstrate Android TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
MediaTek MT6595 octa-core inside
We had a chance to play with a phone that’s relatively uncommon in the western hemisphere. We are so focused on iPhone, Galaxy phones, Motorola, HTC and LG high-end phones that we don’t get to see Xiaomi and Meizu, both Chinese mobile phone manufacturers coming with very fast phones.