AOSP Support for MediaTek Devices

Dear MediaTek,

Lots of people have bough Android devices with MediaTek chips inside.

For many of those people, trying to keep their devices updated to the latest version of Android has been an exercise in futility.

The main issue with your platform seems to be it's closed nature.

Because of that, it's extremely difficult for the Android developer community to provide any support for devices that rely on MediaTek chips.

Please, openly provide all necessary binaries and source, so there can be proper Android developer community support for MediaTek based devices.

Basically, full support for AOSP + Custom ROMs.

You could aim to be the "Asian Nexus" and reap all the benefits of the Android developer community enthusiasts.

For more information:
Google Nexus devices:http://www.google.com/nexus/
XDA Developers forum:http://forum.xda-developers.com/
AOSP:https://android.googlesource.com/
CyanogenMod (Custom ROM):http://get.cm/
Paranoid Android (Custom ROM):http://www.paranoid-rom.com/
AOKP (Custom ROM):http://aokp.co/
Thanks in advance.

Regards.

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  • ChrisL I consider buying MTK6592/MTK6589T china phones. However without support for AOSP + Custom ROMs (CyanogenMod) I will wait to do so.
    Best support is only possible trough openess!
    Consider...

  • Fabien Lusseau I'm a big fan of Mediatek phones and I will love to have the right to enjoy it at its fullest.

    Mediatek is doing an awesome job to keep the price low and giving the needed performance at the same time.

  • Michał Well, firend of mine asked about phone I bought. Right now - my answer is - do not repeat my mistake, buy something without mediatek...

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    Boukhairi

    1 day ago Comments: Imagine your future with open source. No serious reason to keep your code closed !! And concentrate your skills in develloping reliable hardware........
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    Daniel Skog

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    Amir

    2 days ago Comments: My first android phone was a mediatek Lenovo A750 dual sim mt6575, immediately changed over to an unoficial rom from xda developers and worked phenomenally well and i still use it as my daily phone. SInce then i´ve purchased two ZTE V970, and my latest acquisition is a Lenovo S650. As i said before, the Lenovo A750 reliability is very good. battery lasts a whole day 34-40 hours on a single charge with both sims active with daily 2G data for background data, changing to 3G for active browsing as well as wifi usage, GPS works whenever i need it, satellite lock may take about 1 minute but once it starts it works, I have no doubt that the hardware works well. But lately being stuck to an old platform with no possibility in the future to upgrade to third party AOSP roms is becoming a limiting factor. Relying on hardworking developers that port/hack from other devices ROMs in order to reap the most benefit from the hardware is difficult, they do a great job with what little information and support they have and they are truly the ones that in my opinion make me want to continue with mediatek. There is a tremendous market for dual sim chipsets, you (Mediatek) are in definitely in my future buying options but please, release the source code, embrace the developing community and prove that longevity is also a top priority for Mediatek.
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