There is a new rumor that has made its way out from China, touting that Internet search giant Google will select MediaTek as their chipset supplier for their upcoming Nexus smartphone model. It might be nothing but hot air, really, considering how just about everyone else makes use of Qualcomm processors in this day and age, it would be a real surprise if Google were to make use of MediaTek’s achievements in this department.
After all, we did hear about MediaTek working on their very own hexa-core chipset that they call their own earlier this February, not to mention the MT6732 processor that targets the mid-range market, also heard of in February this year. It must be noted that MediaTek themselves are an up-and-coming mobile chipset manufacturer, so it would make perfect sense for Google to consider them at one point or another. Perhaps, if this were to be true, that Google too, could eventually wield their power of persuasion over the company to release sources for its chips in order for additional custom ROM developments to happen on MTK-based devices.
MediaTek has somewhat gained a reputation for churning out affordable chipsets in the past, so does this mean that we can also expect the next generation Nexus device to be easy on your bank account as well without compromising on performance?