This is the reason why Snapdragon phones gets Android12 faster than MediaTek
Google recently released the official version of the Android 12 and presently the developer’s version of the Android 12 is available for many smartphones. However, the first set of Android 12 smartphones use Qualcomm chips and they are flagships. The likes of Xiaomi Mi MIX 4, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, and others have Android 12 and they all use Qualcomm processors. Since they are flagships, they use either the Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 888+.
For the abovementioned reason, there are speculations that it may be difficult to adapt MediaTek chips to Android 12. However, today, MIUI engineers responded to the speculations to clear all doubts.
According to MIUI engineers, Google gives Qualcomm and MediaTek code ahead of time before the official release so that the platform can prepare in advance. They claim that not long after the release, smartphone manufacturers get the Android 12 platform. Thus, they can start working on the new system as soon as they want.
However, there is a reason why Snapdragon smartphones tend to get Android 12 faster than MediaTek’s. MIUI engineers said that Qualcomm has multiple teams working in parallel. Thus, these teams will deliver to all series almost at the same time. MediaTek on the other hand delivers in batches. This is why there is a delay for some processors. Some of these processors are in the second or third batch of upgrades.
From the perspective of manufacturers, batch upgrades are also an inevitable choice. There are two reasons. One is that there is not enough manpower to develop at the same time, and the other is that it can avoid the same problem on multiple platforms. This reduces the financial strain as well as the impact of the issue.