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MediaTek: The other protagonist of your Android with Qualcomm and Nvidia

He world of processors, although it is often oversimplified, it is a world of everything complicated even to understand in terms of specifications of these.

We are already used, computer users, to read about 32bits and 64bits. In the processors that are mounted on smartphones and tablets, however, they only exist 32bit processors (at least, for now). Within these 32-bit processors, the vast majority are from ARM architecture, there are several families of processors.

In this world of portable devices, we are also accustomed to reading about a specific family, the «Cortex» family. This family of processors includes, for example, the processors Samsung exynos, the Qualcomm Snapdragon and a very long etcetera which includes most of the processors that incorporate Android devices. In addition to in Android, on iOS and Windows 8 RT, the processors that give life to the operating system are also ARM architecture.

ARM is not new or exclusive to Qualcomm

ARM is an architecture or processor design that was born in 1983 although he did not see his first model until 1985. The processors with this architecture they triumphed for their "simplicity" combined with a minimum energy consumption. We are talking about 1985 and we are currently in 2013. Nothing more has happened and nothing less than 27 years of ARM processors and in those moments Android did not appear even in the best dreams of developers, not yet.

Since Android was born in 2007, companies such as, above all, Qualcomm, have been gaining name and prestige in this from processors. But although many do not know, the architecture of Qualcomm processors integrated in smartphones and tablets with Android operating system, is also used by Many other hardware manufacturers.

What architecture did we think Samsung Exynos had? Also ARM. Every manufacturer «touch up» on the basis of this architecture but, after all, they all start from the same.

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<h2>MediaTek, more ARM</h2>
<p>Lately, with the new smartphones that are being made known, we are seeing how <strong>MediaTek is going hollow</strong> in the market and, more and more new models incorporate chipsets of this brand.</p>
<p>In fact, <strong>April of this 2013</strong> has meant, for the company, <strong>the best of 39 months</strong>. MediaTek has grown in a surprising way although among its forecasts its revenues are somewhat lower since the Chinese market slows its orders in May.</p>
<p>And mentioned the Chinese market, another surprising fact is that not only are these those who mount SoC?s MediaTek but also <strong>both SONY and HTC</strong> They are designing smartphones that incorporate these chipsets.</p>
<p><strong>Why is MediaTek triumphing?</strong> This company is in charge of designing chipsets, <strong>for example, A7 and provide them with a power equivalent to the Qualcomm A9</strong>. Thus, what they achieve is a lower price and, of course, a very considerable energy saving. We could say, therefore, that what MediaTek is doing is taking the possibilities of somewhat more obsolete chipsets to the last step, with their low price justified by ?obsolescence, that the power is not far behind with respect to chipsets anymore Modern The fundamental thing of the previous thing is that the consumption of energy is reduced remarkably.</p>
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