Cheap Android 4.0 Phones in India by April

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 05:21 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: MediaTek, a semiconductor company has launched its third generation platform (chipset) - the MT6575- which is meant to support Android 4.0 operating system on mid and entry level Android smartphones.



This new chipset will enable low-end phone makers like Micromax, Lava and Spice to come up with cheap Android 4.0 phones by April this year. These new Android smartphones is supposed to come under the price range of Rs.5000 to Rs.10000.



According to a release from MediaTek, MT6575 platform offers a 1 GHz ARM CortexTM A9 processer, a 3G/HSPA+">HSPA modem and it runs the latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 smoothly. The chip will also support 720p high definition video playback and recording with an 8 megapixel camera, and qHD (960 x 540 pixel) high resolution displays.



According to MediaTek, "In industry standard benchmark testing, MT6575 offered over 35 per cent improvement for browser applications and over 20 per cent improvement in graphics capabilities for gaming when compared to the competitors' best offerings in these segments."



Till now only high-end devices have come up with Android 4.0, even the upgradations are for high-end devices only. But this new chipset is determined to change this trend by making the Google’s latest operating system available on low-end devices.



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1: Android 4.0 will come so cheap? really?
Posted by:Pritham - 15 Feb, 2012
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Android is free. The cost is all on hardware. Tegra 3 processor for example which is in all high end phone right now is pretty costly.
Kishore Replied to: Pritham - 06 Apr, 2012

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