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

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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9 Comments

1. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 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

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

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

3. p51d007

Posts: 701; Member since: Nov 24, 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.

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 ..

5. Pirx73

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

6. mobifan

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

7. mohamed12520

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

what about huawei mt7-l09

8. wingchun88

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Hopefully the M7-L09 gets it soon.

9. joedevil

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

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

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