Huawei Ascend Mate 2 gets its Android 5.1 Lollipop update

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 gets its Android 5.1 Lollipop update
Huawei today announced that an official Android Lollipop update is now available to owners of the Ascend Mate 2, an extra-large handset that was released in 2014. The availability of the update doesn't surprise us, since testers were invited to download a beta release of it earlier this month.

Right now, the update (Android 5.1 with Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software) isn't being pushed over the air, but anyone can download it from Huawei's official website. You should backup your data before installing Android Lollipop on your Ascend Mate 2. You can find instructions on how to do that, as well as on how to actually install the update, at the first source link below. Interestingly, the Ascend Mate 2 is one of the few devices out there that's being updated to Lollipop from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, skipping the Android 4.4 KitKat update.

The Ascend Mate 2 is available to buy in may markets around the world, including the US, where it's sold by Huawei for $299.99 (unlocked). Sporting a 6.1-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, the Ascend Mate 2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and features LTE, a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3900 mAh battery.

source: Huawei via Android Central

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Ascend Mate 2 4G
  • Display 6.1" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3900 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Had a mate2 for just over a year. Holding off on the update a bit, JUST to make sure it's as close to stable as the 4.3 that came with the phone. Hate to screw with it as long as it is working as well as it is now.

2. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

FYI, looks like one minor glitch...if you use a 3rd party launcher it won't stick as the default launcher. I haven't installed it so not sure if it a 3rd party launcher will stick, until rebooted.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

My wife has a Mate 2, I won't be updating her. She gets pissed off with change. :) Besides the fact that Lollipop sucks so hard. Honestly I just wish they kept evolving and improving Kit Kat. Lollipop is a horrible version. I absolutely hate it on my OnePlus One and my Nexus 10...

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Lollipop is an updated kit kat. No company build their software from scratch. That problem come with a necessary low level change to support new features. Apple is facing similar problem with iOS 8 update.

3. waddup121 unregistered

Great to hear!

6. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

happy for those mate 2 user, how abou the mate 7, lollipop yet?

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