MediaTek is all set to work in close association with Google on Android One, which will deliver a family of high-quality and affordably priced Android devices for consumers in emerging markets. The search engine giant is planning to work in partnership with various companies in order to manufacture the smartphones faster. The first set of Android One devices launched in India under the brands like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice are powered by MediaTek’s MT6582 processor.
Speaking about this association, Mohit Bhushan, Vice President of U.S. Business Development at MediaTek, said, “MediaTek has always advocated of providing high-quality devices at reasonable prices. Our all-inclusive product road map stands as a strong proof point of that commitment. By collaborating extensively with Google on Android One, we are enabling a total solution that encompasses hardware, software and testing, for manufacturers and brands globally. This initiative is directly in line with MediaTek’s vision to democratize high-quality technology — to allow anyone to achieve their limitless potential and become, what we like to call, an Everyday Genius”.
On the other hand, commenting on the partnership, Caesar Sengupta, VP of Product Management, Google, said, “Google is pleased to partner with MediaTek on the Android One initiative. MediaTek has the expertise to provide what is needed for Android One devices and insights into the needs of consumers in emerging markets. Together with an ecosystem of partners, including MediaTek, we’re building a future where high-quality smartphones are accessible to mainstream consumers at affordable prices. This work together will also allow our partners to pool resources to bring these great phones to market faster”.
Both the companies will be working together in bringing out the best possible Android smartphones for the growing and price conscious markets.