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Web browser maker Maxthon has announced a partnership with Rolltech, the value-added services arm of MediaTek, the third largest global supplier of chipsets used in Android smartphones. The deal means that in 2014 Maxthon’s mobile browser will be preloaded onto upwards of 100 million smartphones and tablets made by manufacturers such as LGE, ZTE, TCL/Alcatel, Gionee, Phillips, Techain, Konka, Lenovo Mobile, CKT and LavaMobile.

“It’s a very broad and diverse list of OEMs, so when you look at where these devices will end up, that is what is most exciting to us,” says Karl Mattson, vice president of Maxthon’s International Division. “We’re talking about Russia, China, most of Latin America, as well as some very interesting markets in Indonesia and Thailand.”

Based in Taiwan, MediaTek has rapidly grabbed market share away from other smartphone app processor makers such as Qualcomm and Samsung by providing manufacturers with the chips…

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