International Huawei Ascend Mate 2 might get KitKat update after all

International Huawei Ascend Mate 2 might get KitKat update after all
As October was coming to an end, Huawei USA said that there would be no update to KitKat for the international version of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. This is the version of the phablet that is available to those in the U.S., and is less than six months old. The decision not to update the model upset a number of Huawei customers, who weren't given a reason from Huawei why it arrived at this decision.

But the suits at Huawei USA apparently took notice of the complaints, and the powers that be at the manufacturer are said to be reconsidering the decision. On Wednesday, the company put up a post on its blog, saying that it is reevaluating its options. A decision is expected by the end of the week.

In looking at the handset, the Ascend Mate 2 features a 6.1-inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with an Adreno 305 GPU crunching graphics. Of the 16GB of native storage on the phone, 12.7GB is available to the user. A 64GB microSD slot is on board for those needing more memory. A 13MP camera adorns the back, while a 5MP "selfie" camera is on front of the device. A massive 3900mAh battery keeps the phone powered up for a long time.

Will Huawei make sure that Android 4.4 powers the unit? We should know the answer shortly.



Thanks for the tip, Zami!

source: HuaweiNews

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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)

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12 Comments

1. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

KitKat ?! Come on, Lollipop or riot.

2. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

WAS GONNA BUY THE G7 BUT AFTER THIS I DOUBT I'LL BUY A HUAWEI PHONE, LIKE THE ASCEND MATE 2 FOR THE BATTERY LIFE. GUESS I'LL GO FOR THE G2 OR ONE PLUS ONE NEXT YEAR

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Meanwhile, the Moto E gets ready for its Lollipop update...

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why not just update it to Lollipop???...

6. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

then why complain for not getting kitkat update ?

5. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

USA is not equal to "international".

7. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Lollipop!

8. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

translate: everyone owning a mate 2 threatened not to even think of buying again a huawei, so huawei had no other choice. crappy support btw.

9. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

12. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

I don't speak Chinese

10. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

YEAH YEAH YEAH !!! the worst company ever when it comes to updates, the fans have to lick their A** to let them lick the lollipop 5.0 I sold my MediaPad X1 because of that

11. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Gotta love that this phone is fighting for an update and then there was a small following saying "Flagships are useless, just get an Ascend Mate."

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