Huawei Ascend Mate 2 To Get Android 5.0 Update In 2015

huawei mate 2 review hands on 090 640x426Earlier this year Huawei introduced us to the Ascend Mate 2, a handset with decent specs and a even more decent price at $300. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately you might have also heard the news from last month that Huawei had decided not to bring Android 4.4 KitKat onto the phone, which also meant that chances of it seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop was slim, if not no chance at all.

Well the good news is that if you are the proud and happy owner of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, it looks like Huawei has had a change of heart. First of all, no, the handset will not be seeing the Android 4.4 update. Instead Huawei has announced that the Ascend Mate 2 will be getting an upgrade to Android 5.0!

Yes, it looks like Huawei will be skipping one generation of Android entirely in favor of the latest build, which doesn’t happen often enough but we guess we should be pretty thrilled by the news anyway. According to Huawei, “In light of your feedback, we have reassessed our upgrade strategy. We take our customers’ feedback seriously and want to ensure they have the best experience possible with the Mate2.”

The update has been scheduled to be rolled out in the first half of 2015. No specific dates were mentioned but hopefully we will hear from Huawei soon regarding that, but in the meantime are you thrilled that the phone will be upgraded to Android 5.0?

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