Some people here seem to be elitists; poorer people have a right to access smartphones. That's why Mediatek exists; they were meant to be cheaper (albeit weaker) alternatives to other chips which back then were prohibitively expensive.
"The chip-maker says the issue in question only affects Android 4.4 KitKat devices."
In a nutshell, almost 90% of Mediatek based Android devices since mediatek never updates its drivers sources to OEMs and developers update android versions.
AnonD-130610, 30 Jan 2016Exynos are not good chipset performers? As i know lately they have been better than Snapdragon... moreI agree. My S6 runs perfectly since I bought it last year. Top phone hands down.
mediatek makes good chipsets. it is just that certain apps arent optimised for it.
AnonD-495013, 30 Jan 2016That's what i am hoping bro... PS:my device cost about 130 soo not that cheepIn the EU and USA, 130 dollars is a very cheap phone.
AnonD-265317, 30 Jan 2016Come on man, even a kid knows tht mtk is no match for snapdragon . Yeah it dominates Chine... moreExynos are not good chipset performers? As i know lately they have been better than Snapdragon. Starting in the Galaxy Note 4 Exynos version from there to here they all have been good.
AnonD-260029, 30 Jan 2016unfortunately, my device(s) do not use any of mediatek SOC. just want to respect them cause I ... moreWhat? I just said that 100 dollar low-end phones will never see an update (and there are a lot of Mediatek chipsets inside these). Same with Snapdragon really, if there was a bug in Snapdragon SoCs, many of these would never see an upgrade.
Devices with a MediaTek SoC and Android KtiKat are the main offer by the low-tear of the market, and some of the mid-tear. This is a huge problem and only comes to prove MediaTek is not a good option for a purchase.
Come on man, even a kid knows tht mtk is no match for snapdragon . Yeah it dominates Chinese brands market but snapdragon is the top one always. Hell i dont even consider samsung exynos as first choice when it comes to buying mobile.
yes my htc 620 g has affected for this reason but my mobile is in under warrenty so they have provided another phone but if i am in without warrenty who is responsible. please find a good solution for this problem of updater the version to lolipop.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2016Mediatek best . Snapdragon dead soonOnly in dreams you troll.
for smartphones there is always security/privacy issue just do not rely on them... be careful ... if it's iphone, android or any other internet enabled..device... they are all made for spying on human!!!
For spying purpose. Unfortunately security researchers found it. China government may not happy after this feature was revealed to public .
lol, 30 Jan 2016Hahahahhahaa keep hoping that your 100 dollar phones will get an update.unfortunately, my device(s) do not use any of mediatek SOC. just want to respect them cause I cannot make one. oh wait, you can make SOC ? so prove it to make it better than them :)
lol, 30 Jan 2016Hahahahhahaa keep hoping that your 100 dollar phones will get an update.That's what i am hoping bro... PS:my device cost about 130 soo not that cheep
AnonD-260029, 30 Jan 2016it's ok as long as they make the patch/update fast. respect to them for the competitionsHahahahhahaa keep hoping that your 100 dollar phones will get an update.