MediaTek and Google to enter agreement for Android Oreo (Go edition)

After Google announced its Android Oreo (Go edition) for devices that featured entry-level hardware, it did not take MediaTek long to enter an agreement with the tech company. MediaTek, as you all know, is not known for manufacturing high-end chipsets to compete with the likes of Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895. Instead, it delivers mid-ranged chipsets that pack quite a punch in smartphones that carry an affordable price tag.

MediaTek and Google to enter agreement for Android Oreo (Go edition)

According to the agreement, MediaTek will be providing chipsets to Google ranging from its MT6739, MT6737, and MT6580 SoCs and others to power devices that will feature between 512MB-1GB of RAM. These devices are not going to be impressive in the hardware department but that is going to be obvious, seeing as how Android Oreo (Go edition) is meant for phones with weak internals.

These phones will also have a starting storage capacity of 8GB, but that is not going to stop them from housing a lot of applications because Android Oreo (Go edition) will be able to decrease the size of applications while it is active on these phones. If you want to learn more about the agreement, you can check out the press release given below.

Also read: Android Oreo 8.1: All the features you get in Google’s latest OS update

“MediaTek Inc. today announced that it is a System-on-Chip (SoC) partner for providing Google’s AndroidTM 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 on its line of processors, enabling a faster time-to-market mechanism for device manufacturers, and ensuring a quality Android smartphone experience that is both secure and affordable for devices 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.”

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