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May 21, 2014

MediaTek Might Not Support Windows Phone This Year




Chinese chip maker MediaTek might not release chipsets with support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system this year, a recent report coming from DigiTimes suggests.

The company is determined to increase its market share in the 4G chipsets area this year, and it seems that this won’t allow it to focus on Windows Phone as well. Citing industry sources, DigiTimes claims that MediaTek is set to release new quad-core and octa-core smartphones this year, and that it will also work towards the launch of chips that offer support for 4G networks. Moreover, MediaTek is expected to launch its first 64-bit processors sometime in the third quarter of the year. Two such processors are expected to be released. However, it appears that the company is determined to grab as much market share off the 4G segment that is currently taking off in China, and that it will also come up with new 3G chips for smartphone makers in the country.

Although MediaTek might not join the Windows Phone party this year, rival company Qualcomm will expand its support for the mobile operating system. The company has decided to launch QRD (Qualcomm Reference Design) smartphones for Windows Phone this year, with the first devices built on it set to arrive on shelves in the second half of the year.

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Image credits to Microsoft

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