Arguably, the most essential USP of a smartphone is its chipset. Two major giants Qualcomm and MediaTek are considered as the ace players in this segment. However, most of the higher-end flagships are coming with Qualcomm processors has raised concerns for MediaTek. Reason being MediaTek processors are still offering Android Jelly Bean till now whereas various Android smartphone makers have already started rolling-out the Android KitKat 4.4. The major concern for the Taiwanese manufacturers is that their developers have yet not released the source code of its latest chips that is required to upgrade the firmware, fix common bugs and address security issues.
However, MediaTek has been known well from providing chipsets catering to powerful yet cheaper handsets. It’s not that the company wants to hold the source code back but yes it would come at a cost thereby correspondingly increasing the price of its smartphones which will violate MediaTek cause of providing cheaper chipsets. Latest news from the company headquarters show that it very well understands the demand from its customers and will soon bring the Android KitKat 4.4 to most of its chipsets. Devices sporting the MT6589 and MT6582 along with the octa-core MT 6592 will soon this latest Android OS by this month.
Moreover, it will also put the KitKat update for its current MediaTek chipsets in the markets. Hence most of the Chinese smartphone manufacturers who host these MediaTek chipsets are the next beneficiaries of it. Well, we would like to see how the smartphone market swivels once the completion between Qualcomm and MediaTek is on!