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MediaTek launches Kompanio 900T chipset for tablets and Chromebooks

MediaTek has announced yet another new chip built for 5G tablets and Chromebooks, the Kompanio 900T. This follows up on the recent launch of the Kompanio 1300T, another SoC designed for tablet, which was more of a premium product. The Kompanio 900T, on the other hand, is more of a mid-range chip, with MediaTek touting...

MediaTek’s Dimensity 920 and Dimensity 810 chips are aimed at mid-range 5G smartphones

Taiwanese chip design firm MediaTek today launched two new products in its Dimensity lineup of mobile SoCs: the Dimensity 920 and the Dimensity 810. The MediaTek Dimensity family of SoCs is comprised of numerous chips designed for mobile devices, and they all feature integrated 5G modems. The latest additions to the Dimensity family are no...

Download Android USB Drivers for popular OEMs

So you've got an Android device and want to dive deep into the world of modding? Be it rooting or installing a custom ROM like LineageOS, most of the aftermarket modding requires you to connect your Android smartphone to a computer using a USB cable so you can use tools like the Android Debug Bridge...

MediaTek’s new 6nm Kompanio 1300T chip is built for 5G tablets

MediaTek on Tuesday announced the Kompanio 1300T, the company's latest chipset designed for computing devices. A direct successor to the Kompanio 820, the new chipset mainly targets tablets this time around rather than Chromebooks and claims to deliver powerful performance and a premium multi-media experience along with 5G capabilities. The MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is built on...

MediaTek refreshes its budet-friendly Helio G series with two new additions

MediaTek has refreshed its budget-friendly Helio chipset lineup with two new additions: MediaTek Helio G96 and Helio G88. The Helio G96 succeeds the Helio G95, while the G88 is a follow-up to the Helio G85. If the smaller number bump didn't already tip you off, both chips are a minor upgrade over their predecessors. There...

Acer announces new Chromebook range, including the world’s first 17-inch model

Among its new range of products for 2021, Acer has today announced four new Chromebooks including the world’s first with a 17-inch form factor. The company has also announced a refresh for its popular Chromebook Spin 713 which has been a highly recommended premium Chromebook option. Acer has also announced two new 14-inch models one...

MediaTek’s new Dimensity 900 chip will power upper mid-range 5G phones

Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer MediaTek launched its first 5G SoC, the Dimensity 1000, in November 2019. Since then, the company has launched several chips in its 5G-capable Dimensity series for phones across various price points. Earlier this year, the company launched two more Dimensity series chips for flagship 5G devices -- the Dimensity 1100 and the...

NVIDIA and MediaTek announce reference model that could bring RTX graphics to Chromebooks

At its GTC 2021 event, NVIDIA made some interesting announcements. NVIDIA had announced that it was buying semiconductor and software design company ARM, subject to regulatory approvals. Now we have a fair idea of what the company plans to do as it has announced a partnership with mobile chipset maker MediaTek. The two companies are working...

MediaTek reportedly passed Qualcomm as the top chip vendor in 2020

MediaTek has reportedly surpassed American mobile chipmaker Qualcomm to become the number 1 smartphone chipset supplier for the first time. According to smartphone research and analysis firm Omdia, MediaTek emerged as the biggest smartphone chip supplier in 2020 with a market share of 27.2%, up 10% from the year prior, snatching the top spot from...

MediaTek is providing Wi-Fi 6 chipsets for ASUS ROG and TUF gaming laptops

Wi-Fi 6 has become a common feature in most modern laptops today, and MediaTek has today announced that its MT7921 Wi-Fi chipset will be embedded in new ROG (Republic of Gamers) and TUF (The Ultimate Force) laptops from ASUS. According to a press note shared by the chipmaker, the MediaTek MT7921 offers reliable connectivity and power...

MediaTek’s new MT9638 chip may power your 2021 smart TV

MediaTek may not be the market leader in the smartphone SoC space, but the Taiwanese company holds the number 1 position when it comes to making chips that power our smart TVs. The company has a wide portfolio of TV chips covering entry-level to flagship smart TVs, with the top-tier S900 (MT9950) with 8K support...

It’s now easy to bypass MediaTek’s SP Flash Tool authentication

Devices with MediaTek chipsets have a BROM (boot read-only memory), which typically loads the preloader executable and subsequently boots the Android system, but also houses an alternative boot mode known as Download mode. It is strictly intended for OEM servicing and can be used to unbrick a device, just like Qualcomm’s Emergency Download Mode (EDL). A MediaTek-made...