Marshmallow beta test kicks off for the Huawei Mate 7

by: Rob TriggsJanuary 20, 2016
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huawei ascend mate 7 unboxing initial setup aa (12 of 20)

Huawei is busy working on bringing its customized version of Android Marshmallow to its range of smartphones and the Mate 7 looks to be the next in line. The company is currently looking for beta testers to help iron out the bugs before a wider release to the public.

First up though, you will need to own either the MT7-L09 or MT7-TL10 versions of the handset to participate in the test. Your phone also apparently already needs to be running the latest B331 firmware too, which was released just a couple of weeks ago.

If you’re interested in providing some feedback, you just need to send an email off to [email protected]. Be sure to include your phone’s IMEI number, which can be found by typing *#06# into your dialler, along with your current firmware version, which is found in About Phone under the settings menu.

If you’re successful, Huawei will send out a reply and you should spot an OTA update notification appear in the new few days. Don’t forget to back up all of your important data before testing, as there are bound to be some bugs and Huawei expects users to perform a factory reset.

Applications are open for the next couple of days, until January 22nd 2016, so get those emails sent off. Android 6.0 Marshmallow should be heading out to other Mate 7 customers in the next few months.

  • … It’s not Ascend anymore. This is not the Ascend Mate 7. It’s the Mate 7. It was released after the name change.

  • ghostdroid

    really hate the use of emui. i wish i was able to use stock android but huawei wont release kernel source. never again huawei….. never again!!

  • Snigger

    Still a superb handset at least Huawei are not understanding the desire for faster implementation of improvements on android. Love my dual sim functionality.