Huawei Ascend Mate 2 to skip KitKat to go directly to Android 5.0

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 to skip KitKat to go directly to Android 5.0
You might recall that there recently had been a question about whether the version of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 available in the U.S., would be updated to KitKat. At first, it seemed as though the update would not be coming to the phablet, but Huawei later said that it would reconsider the decision. However, it now seems like a moot point in light of some new information revealed by the manufacturer.

On Friday, Huawei said that the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will skip over KitKat and go straight to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This will take place in the first half of next year. Currently, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is powered by Android 4.3.

The bottom line is that Huawei Ascend Mate 2 owners in the U.S. will have to stick with Android 4.3 a little bit longer than they would have wanted to, but the device will eventually be powered by the latest and greatest build of the Android OS.

source: 9to5Google

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Ascend Mate 2 4G
  • Display 6.1 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 3900 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
    Huawei Emotion UI



11. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

He who can't stand straight due to round the clock booz (alcohol), is saying that he will win olympics running race tonight...

10. Stanley198513

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

There is no denying the fact that at present the design of some of China's mobile phone manufacturer has reached the level of manufacturer of a few international, rather than to stay at the levels of shanzhai design companies, such as xiaomi, oppo, vivo, etc., are looking forward to the back of some of the products

9. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Why just US?? Damn it.

6. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Even though it had seemed that they'd abandoned this phone, I wish more OEM's would follow suit and just skip to the latest version of Android when they're a few iterations behind. Just update to the latest now and then keep up from there...

5. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Huawei's marketing ploy to gather more attention to the phablet

2. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Taking a page from Motorola's page, I see. GJ.

3. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Motorola's book ?

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

My typing skill is starting to deteriorate... Can I pretend the autocorrect screwed up? =P

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Not being a jerk. But how is this a page from Motorola's book? Motorola keeps its UI pretty stock, and updates all their apps through the Play Store so they can update everything VERY quick. Huawei is skipping a crucial update(Kit Kat) to bring the new update(Lollipop) 7 months after its release(because you know they're not going to release it until the end of the first half...) Motorola's update style is awesome, they even best the Nexuses sometimes. Huawei hasn't showed their customers the love they needed to to make a big splash on their first unlocked phone they're selling in the USA.

1. Busyboy unregistered

Shame on Huawei. The hardware could support 5.0 yet at first they didn't want to update to 4.4?

4. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Yeah, I was very disappointed by their initial decision to basically abandon the device, but I'm glad they realized their mistake and made a pretty fantastic save.

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