MediaTek today announced two new System-on-Chip (SoC) for providing Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software to smartphone makers, and after a deep collaboration with Google, MediaTek’s MT6739, MT6737, and MT6580 SoCs, among others, now have board support packages available to run Android Oreo (Go edition).
Google collaborated with MediaTek to ensure that Android Oreo (Go edition) works well with 512MB to 1GB of memory. This marks one of the first times that entry-level SoCs are ready to be used shortly after the latest version of Android, in this case, Android 8.1 Oreo, has been released to the Android Open Source Project. With Android Oreo (Go edition), Google has optimized its OS platform, first-party apps, and the Google Play Store to improve the capabilities of entry-level devices. Limited processing power and storage are top pain points for entry-level device users. Android Oreo (Go edition) was created to not only address these issues but to also ensure that the devices are secure and that users have more control over data usage. The new SoC’s offers full-featured technologies like Dual SIM and Dual VoLTE, Dual Camera and other photo and video enhancements, extended battery life, higher performance and improved connectivity at an affordable price.
T L Lee, General Manager, Wireless Communication, MediaTek, said: “India is growth intensive, a market of immense opportunities with its own set of aspirations and needs. We continue to intensify our technology collaboration in India, even beyond smartphones, and recognize its importance in the global marketplace. MediaTek is already powering New Premium devices in India – smartphones that have high-end features and experiences, as well as the power and performance users, demand, yet affordable to everyone. We will continue to innovate on the smartphone side this year in India to deliver devices that have become the primary access point for a connected lifestyle.”
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