ZTE is the first Chinese smartphone manufacturer to roll out a handset powered by Android 4.2
0. phoneArena posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:04
ZTE is an up and coming smartphone manufacturer that happens to be based in China; the OEM might have surprised many by passing Taiwan's HTC to become the fourth largest smartphone producer globally in Q3...
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1. byazatt posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:13 3 0
ZTE makes rather solid devices, anyone who has used a low range ZTE blade can bear me witness.
27. Nadr1212 posted on 24 Nov 2012, 10:29 0 0
So exactly, what r the top 4 smartphone manufacturers now?
2. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:13 2 0
Thumb up for ZTE, HTC and SS are still struggling with 4.1 updates for their TOP phones, HTC said they would only upgrade phones with more than 1G of RAM.
ZTE has shown to all Android OEMs a great way to do business.
7. darkskoliro posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:36 4 0
its because sense uses a lot of ram and pure android uses less, hence 512 is enough for stock
10. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:01 1 1
1 more reason for HTC to drop Sense or make it lighter.
11. darkskoliro posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:31 4 1
Sense in my opinion is absolutely brilliant and gives me way more eye candy than stock
17. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 24 Nov 2012, 03:01 0 1
I think that's tradeoff and there are many more people like Sense, but I guess the resource eating side of Sense is 1 of main reasons that make One X lose the war to GS3.
28. yt6nin posted on 24 Nov 2012, 15:26 0 0
HTC still only put 1GB of RAM in the newer One X+... -_- They could've put in 2GB RAM to make the One X+ more of a competition amongst the SGS III, Optimus G, and even the Galaxy Note II....
15. RapidCat posted on 24 Nov 2012, 03:00 0 0
because zte use stock android, SS and HTC need to modify the android to add their feature, thats why they need more time,
aosp and CyanogenMod like another OEM they need time to modify stock android
3. ABDULGHAFOOR posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:17 0 0
"The ZTE N880E offers a 4 inch, WVGA display with a 1GHz Qualcomm 7627A processor and 512MB of RAM on board"
whereas xperia arc s has 1.4 Ghz but not updated to Jelly bean
ZTE is better than Sony .
6. thunderising posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:35 0 0
That too an ARM Cortex A5 CPU with Adreno 200 GPU on the ZTE device.
25. yowanvista posted on 24 Nov 2012, 07:56 1 0
Blame Sony's poor development, the Kernel used in their ICS-updated 2011 devices were just the old 2.6.x gingerbread kernels which they managed to port to ICS with few modifications, but they couldn't do the same thing for JB since they would run into vsync and hwcomposer problems. They should have ported at least Kernel 3.0.52 but that would require a lot of resources and time not to mention that those devices were already obsolete by this time.
Usable RAM is also a problem on MSM8255T chipsets, only around 352MB is usable out of 512MB since the kernel and hardware features like the GPU and camera will take up some RAM leaving the system with a far lower amount of usable RAM, that would clutter the multitasking experience.
Sony had to phase out old devices in order to introduce their newer lineup, makes sense.
5. dickwyn posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:33 0 0
dang it, Samsung faster release the 4.2 update for the Galaxy Note II or Galaxy S III
8. darkskoliro posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:38 3 0
ZTE released the pure android experience, putting a touchwiz over it takes time especially with all of ss' features
9. dickwyn posted on 24 Nov 2012, 00:55 0 0
i think for the 4.2 update Samsung will be using an all new touchwiz skin presumably the one coming with the S4
19. Shubham412302 posted on 24 Nov 2012, 03:07 1 0
samsung only update frequently the 4 flagships (note,note2,s2,s3)
12. supersammyfans posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:34 1 8
Anything other than Sammy phones is a piece of s**t
13. fnakhi posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:40 1 0
The likes of Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and the rest of the lot needs to learn from ZTE.
21. _Bone_ posted on 24 Nov 2012, 04:36 0 0
That's not the 4.2 clock, probably not the 4.2 lockscreen.
23. thunderising posted on 24 Nov 2012, 06:28 0 0
It's an old screen shot from the previous article, please understand
22. ogy_dogy posted on 24 Nov 2012, 04:44 0 0
Just goes to show you dont need top end specs to run 4.2. Up yours htc, samsung...
24. redmd posted on 24 Nov 2012, 06:31 0 0
everyone needs to understand that it's a stock android. it's in the nexus level so it's fast to update.
26. ronjr123 posted on 24 Nov 2012, 08:25 0 1
Just because they can put the latest software on it, doesn't mean they should. I am sure the user experience is one that most of us would hate.
29. MC1123 posted on 24 Nov 2012, 17:49 0 0
the only reason why ZTE surpasses the likes of nokia and HTC its because they partner with other small mobile maker... coz it is said that the phones in india (karbonn and micromax to be exact) are ZTE and Huawei... they manufactured it (just like nexus---samsung, LG, HTC, ASUS manufactures it for google's part) but not made by these companies! and phone companies in my place,Philippines, rebrand the micromax or karbonn phones...
coz when you ask anyone if they know ZTE or Huawei, they dont know! but they are actually using it (in the means of pocket wifi, broadband stick etc.) and some carrier rebrand these phones for their cheap line ups (like t-mobile mytouch series, and in my place, the netphone and cloudfone)
so for me, the biggest player in mobile space are Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, Apple, LG,Motorola and Sony..... coz they have the biggest name in this space!
30. networkdood posted on 25 Nov 2012, 08:55 0 0
"The ZTE N880E offers a 4 inch, WVGA display with a 1GHz Qualcomm 7627A processor and 512MB of RAM on board. 4GB of native storage can be expanded to 36GB using the microSD slot. A 3.2MB camera is on back and a 1650mAh battery keeps the lights on"
So, these guys can JB 4.2 on this phone and other companies refuse. Thanks to XDA and CM my captivate - a much better phone than this ZTE one - has JB 4.2.
Kudos to ZTE!!