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MediaTek reveals two new gaming-focused chipsets destined for the low-end

MediaTek reveals two new gaming-focused chipsets destined for the low-end

MediaTek has just taken the wraps off two new G-series gaming chipsets: the Helio G25 and G35.  These new chips fill a void at the lower end of the companies lineup, supplementing the previous G90, G85, G80, and G70. Whether you call that entry-level, budget, or “mainstream,” as MediaTek does, either way it means faster...

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The MediaTek curse all but ruins LG’s cheap Galaxy Note

The MediaTek curse all but ruins LG’s cheap Galaxy Note

If you’ve ever walked into a prepaid carrier store in the United States, you’ve probably seen an LG Stylo. As much as the company has struggled with its flagship offerings (despite some of them being totally decent), LG’s line of Stylo phones has been consistently popular for years. I reviewed the Stylo 5 when it...

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Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

Mediatek announces 8-core Helio G85 gaming chipset with 1GHz GPU

MediaTek has just revealed a new gaming-oriented chipset for its G series: the Helio G85. Pricing isn’t public, and plenty of the more interesting specs have yet to be revealed, but the new chip expands the company’s gaming chipset lineup and smartphone manufacturer options for gaming devices. The company hasn’t revealed enough information for a...

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MediaTek has been caught cheating on benchmarks, and it’s not pretty

MediaTek has been caught cheating on benchmarks, and it’s not pretty

Though individual phone manufacturers have been accused of cheating on benchmarks in the past, it’s usually a relatively localized problem: Only certain phones from certain companies were disingenuously using a higher-performing mode when running certain apps. But according to a report by Anandtech, MediaTek has integrated this sort of “cheating” into the software it gives...

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Frightening Mediatek vulnerability active for months because Android updates are hard

Frightening Mediatek vulnerability active for months because Android updates are hard

Over at XDA Developers, Android lovers tinker with the software application that runs phones, tablets, and other pieces of tech. Mostly, modders are enthusiasts who wish to do easy things with their devices such as eliminate bloatware, flash a brand-new ROM, or fix a broken phone.However, one XDA modder came across a make use of...