Don’t expect Windows Mediatek phones this year


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The popularity of Windows phones in China will not mean that we will be seeing a low-cost Mediatek Windows phone this year, claims sources in Taiwan.

Mediatek are currently under a lot of pressure from Chinese phone makers and rivals Qualcomm. Local Chinese phone makers are pressing Mediatek to release a SoC with 4G LTE support with many moving over to Qualcomm to supply processors for mid-range LTE phones, rather than wait for the Mediatek solution.

Qualcomm are also currently being chosen by manufacturers of Windows Phones as the OS gains popularity across Asia. This has caused Mediatek to make a difficult choice, do they work on LTE or Windows, it is no surprise then that LTE has won meaning a Mediatek powered Windows Mobile phone isn’t expected this year. The launch of a new 64Bit Mediatek chip is also being blamed for the lack of Windows support.

The news is hardly a blow to most of us here at GizChina, but it does make us wonder want is going to happen to Neo’s plans to release Windows Mobile for their MT6582 powered Neo M1?

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4 Comments

  1. Chico Migraña
    May 24, 2014

    I never spect Windows phone either, I hate that OS, if you don’t have a faster phone this OS stinks u_u
    Good move for Mediatek

    • Konstantin Paramonov
      May 25, 2014

      why would wp be more resourse demanding?

  2. Alex
    May 24, 2014

    Same here, that OS sucks on a smartphone! my friend has one of the Luma or however you say it and it sux. Can’t hack it as easily as Android, root etc etc…Don’t get me wrong, I like Windows 8.1, have it on almost all the computers in the house, but NOT on phablets please…!

  3. mfmx
    May 26, 2014

    What popularity?