MediaTek Continues to Adjust Stance Towards Developer Community by Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

MediaTek Continues to Adjust Stance Towards Developer Community by Sponsoring XDA:DevCon ’14

Over the years, much has been made about MediaTek not being open to the development community and not adhering to the GPLv2 requirements with regards to the Linux kernel. Recently, MediaTek has come around to understand that the development community has a wealth of resources to help an OEM grow and better their products, and their recent announcement that they were going to be opening up was a welcome bit of news.

In their continued endeavor to embrace the community, we are pleased to announce that MediaTek is sponsoring xda:devcon ’14 as a Senior Recognized Sponsor. Xda:devcon ’14 is being held in Manchester, UK on September 26-28. MediaTek will have information around their cutting-edge Systems-on-Chip (SoC) for Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smartphones, feature phones, tablets, HDTV, DVD, and Blu-ray. They will also be hosting sessions around their development platform and MediaTek LinkIt.

LinkIt is a new operating system designed for Wearables and IoT devices that can connect to other smart devices or directly to cloud applications and services. The LinkIt Development Platform makes it easy for developers and makers to prototype wearable and IoT devices and associated apps.

If you haven’t already got your ticket for xda:devcon ’14, make sure to get yours before they’re gone!

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Jeremy
Jeremy

Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to pre-Internet days. He has owned, to date, over 100 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being the Developer and Community Relations Manager, he is an Industry Analyst and News Editor for the News Portal, Senior Moderator and member of the Developer Committee at XDA.