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Huawei Ascend Mate7, P7, Mate 2 and G7 will all be updated to Lollipop this year

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Huawei Ascend Mate7, P7, Mate 2 and G7 will all be updated to Lollipop this year
While getting ready to announce the P8, Huawei is also preparing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for some of the devices that it released in 2014, including the Ascend Mate7, Ascend P7, Ascend Mate 2, and Ascend G7.

The first to get the update (starting May) will be the Ascend Mate7, which was released in September 2014 with Android 4.4 KitKat on board. Next will be the Ascend P7 and Ascend Mate 2, both of which are scheduled to get Lollipop starting July. Interestingly, the Mate 2 will be updated directly to Lollipop from Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. As for the mid-range Ascend G7, this will be updated to Android 5.0 starting September.

Besides Lollipop, all updates will also (probably) bring a refreshed Huawei Emotion UI (aka EMUI), which is currently at version 3.0.

Needless to say, Huawei isn't as fast as other manufacturers when it comes to delivering Lollipop updates (some companies, like Motorola and Samsung, started updating select devices last year). However, it's still nice to see that Huawei isn't ignoring its important handsets.

source: Digi-wo

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posted on 07 Apr 2015, 19:52 1

1. electrophage (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

My Mate 2 has been outstanding on AT&T for a mere $299. Glad I sent back my Nexus 6, and now it'll have Lollipop too, although, from my week with it on the Nexus, it was no great shakes

posted on 07 Apr 2015, 19:56

2. shy2papa (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

FINALLY!!! why did it have to take so long

posted on 07 Apr 2015, 23:11

3. p51d007 (Posts: 372; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

Ummmm....the Mate2, LTE version that works in the USA, is the MT2-L03, which I do not see listed. Personally, I'll probably stick with JB4.3, since it is so stable for me. Stock out of the box, no added kernels, flashing other than what came from Huawei. I'd hate to screw up a good thing.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 00:55

4. Simona (unregistered)

Even 5.0 won't be any.good as it is buggy and laggy ..
There.is already 5.0.2 ?
So when that.version will release on huaweis phones? Christmas 2016?
I'll stay on 4.4.2 whi h is best ..

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 02:23

5. Pirx73 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Apr 2015)

Simmer down. 5.0 is generic name for all 5.x versions. I am pretty sure Huawei will use 5.0.2 just as Sony and Samsung have done.

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 08:58

6. mobifan (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)

I updated my mate2 to 4.4.2 from needrom.com with the official ROM and it has become very smooth. The user experience has improved as lot. Low light photography is much better indoors but leaves a lot to be desired outside. This is the only drawback remaining. Battery life is stellar and the device feels more polished and user friendly. JB felt slow in comparison. Hope with 5.0 the camera is brought in the big league. A great device at a great price!

posted on 08 Apr 2015, 15:51

7. mohamed12520 (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)

what about huawei mt7-l09

posted on 19 Apr 2015, 10:55

8. wingchun88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)

Hopefully the M7-L09 gets it soon.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 10:05

9. joedevil (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2016)

Mate 7 with Marshmallow (oficial) : androidgeek.pt/huawei-mate7-marshmallow

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