The agenda of MediaTek phones lagging behind on Android iterations is well, well-discussed to say the least. While many MediaTek users have been trying to pressurize the company into releasing more up to date firmware, some have tried petitioning for open-sourcing of MediaTek resources.
According to a report, the Taiwanese fabrication giant is finally considering users’ pleas. Although it doesn’t look like it will be open sourced, but MediaTek is reportedly working on the release of Android v4.4 KitKat for a plethora of its chipsets. Devices based on quad-core chipsets including the MT6589 and the MT6582 along with the newer, octa-core MT6592 among other versions are in line for a KitKat upgrade, which should come later this month.
Most MediaTek devices, as you’d probably be aware, come with only Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, to the disappointment of many. Chinese manufacturers have been dishing out quality hardware for quite some time, which makes missing updates even more of a shame. However, this brings us a ray of hope. Whether or not manufacturers decide to implement the update would be up to them of course, but we don’t see a good reason why they wouldn’t.[Source, Via]