Don't expect MediaTek to release chips that support Windows Phone in 2014
With an R&D department that is manned by 10,000 workers, the lack of a Windows Phone product isn't due to MediaTek's inability to produce such a product. Instead, the company is providing solutions for areas where business is red hot. Right now, that means it is working on 4G chipsets featuring both quad-core and octa-core technology.
This is the opposite approach to the one being taken by Qualcomm. The latter is building Qualcomm Reference Design handsets for Windows Phone. The first smartphones to be built based on the reference design will be launched in the second half of this year.
1. nlbates66 (Posts: 290; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
bleh, mediatek chips are rubbish anyway, their support even on android for driver source updates (to match newer android versions) is lacklustre so who would actually want their chips in their phone?
8. sgodsell (Posts: 1188; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Its kind of wrong when the article starts off don't expect mediatek to support WP in 2014. Last time we all heard windows phone is closed source. So the only one that could ever add support to WP for mediatek chips is Microsoft only, and no body else. Granted mediatek is poor for open sourcing some of the kernel drivers for the Android Linux kernel. But news recently stated that they are releasing the code to those drivers. Once that is done, then any and all OS's can be supported. Also some of their newer 64bit 2ghz octa core CPUs have impressive benchmarks.
2. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
MediaTek support isn't required for WP as yet. The Snapdragon 200 is quite cheap enough and can be used to power low end WPs.
3. fireblade (Posts: 693; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
I hate mediatek CPU because of many problems. Not optimized power usage, unfunctional GPS, no updates.
4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Probably the only thing I like about WP is only support for quality Snapdragon Kraits. Who wants Mediatek crap anyway LOL.
5. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
like 1 billion people in asia making your statement meaningless. That makes Mediatek Winning
6. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
did any body notice PA took down thier post on LG 3. the picures were the same of advertising but had different info. Wierd
9. GreekGeek (Posts: 745; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
MEDIATEK can't run Windows platform simple as that
10. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I wouldnt say that. MS just uses Qualcomm exclusively right now. Mediatek is used in some Android phones. If Android runs as bad vs WP as some of you say....Mediatek should have no problems with WP.