New Kindle Fire HD tablets may run on MediaTek processors


Recently a rumour hinted at the new Kindle Fire HD tablets running on quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, on top of some hefty specs to keep the Kindle Fire in the tablet battle-zone.

This may not be the processor Amazon will finally go for on the Kindle Fire HD, a new rumour points to the MediaTek octo-core processor. This is the first true mobile octo-core processor with big.LITTLE ARM technology.

MediaTek has yet to make a sale with the new octo-core processor, named the MT8135, until now. It seems Amazon will be the first buyer, the question is will it come on both tablets or just the Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

Amazon was left to choose out of a few new processor makers when Texas Instruments decided to move out of the mobile processor industry, citing the fact they simply could not compete against Qualcomm and NVIDIA.

Qualcomm has emerged as the leader for most high-end mobile chips, with no Tegra 4 smartphone on the market right now and we have heard most companies adopting the Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips.

It is true, the MediaTek processor would be very impressive when it comes to multitasking, but it has yet to be tested on any smartphone or tablet and Amazon has always been an American company, working with Texas Instruments and other US suppliers, it would be weird to see them choose MediaTek over Qualcomm.

Source: Android Community

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