MediaTek Introduces MT2601 for Google’s Android Wear
MediaTek officially announced their newest SoC MT2601 which will be primarily for Android wearable devices, with this Chipset we can expect an affordable Android Wearables soon. There are already some affordable smartwatches in the market but it’s still not running an Android Wear OS some are just custom build and even Smart Dialers like the Cherry Mobile G2 which also has a MediaTek chip.
The MT2601 includes 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A7, ARM Mali-400 MP GPU, and supports qHD display resolution. The MT2601 interfaces with a whole host of external sensors and the wireless connectivity SoC MT6630 for Bluetooth — all in a PCBA footprint of less than 480 mm2. This small PCB size meets the design requirements of the widest variety of wearable devices in sports and fitness, location tracking, and various other categories. MediaTek is a strong supporter of Android Wear and will continue to evolve MT2601 to align with the Android Wear road map.
“The MT2601 has an incredibly small die size and is highly optimized for cost and power performance. The platform solution, comprised of MT2601 integrated with Android Wear software, will fuel the maker revolution and empower the application developer community worldwide to create a broad range of innovative applications and services,” said J.C. Hsu, General Manager of New Business Development at MediaTek.
MediaTek also mentioned that the MT2601 is in mass production now and ready for inclusion in Android Wear devices.