Huawei Ascend P6 will make the move to Android 4.4 Kitkat in January

by: Andrew GrushNovember 15, 2013

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Now that Android 4.4 KitKat has been fully unveiled, we are already starting to see several major manufacturers coming forward with details regarding their upgrade schedules. While manufacturers like Sony and Samsung have been vague (at best) with their timeline, HTC and Motorola are among the first companies to get a bit more specific with their plans.

Joining the pack is Huawei, which has announced that their Ascend P6 handset will see the upgrade to KitKat in early January, making the leap all the way from its existing Android 4.2.2 build. Keep in mind that Huawei has yet to clarify if this January update schedule is only for Chinese users, or if it also applies to international handsets.

Considering the Ascend P6’s already solid hardware, the device should perform blazingly fast once KitKat comes onboard.

As a refresher, the Ascend P6 is powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Huawei K3V2 CPU with 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.7-inch 1280×720 IPS display, 8/16GB storage, microSD, a 5MP front cam and an 8MP rear cam. The handset is also well-known for its ultra-thin design, measuring only 6.8mm thick.

Even if the Ascend P6 isn’t exactly an ultra-popular device, it’s great to see a lesser-known Android manufacturer making a relatively quick jump over to the latest version of Android. Here’s to hoping that more manufacturers follow suit with a timely upgrade to Android’s latest.

  • Jack Parker

    ” 8/16 GB of ram ” you mean HDD right?

  • thindude

    This phone has probably sold more than Lumia 1020 LOL

    • Rajvir Singh

      If I am not wrong, Huawei became the 3rd largest smartphone seller worldwide surpassing LG last month..

  • beboo

    it’s the first phone from Huawei to get an update

  • Kettzy

    Even huawei is moving ahead and samsung is struggling with its 4.3 update. Very disappointing.

  • Groud Frank

    Huawei can still do a lot better and most of us who are much more familiar with Huawei know that this will probably be the only phone that will see this update. My Ascend Mate is still on 4.1.2 and it was released in March 2013. I can’t even put widgets on my home screen… They announced a 4.2.2 update for China a week ago but it is not even sure if the rest of us will get it and at best it will take months. I have had it with these OEMs! They will probably use Kit Kat as a took to get consumers to buy NEW handsets. I’ll be using Oppo phones from now on. Quick and timely updates; no fuss, no worries.

  • RanRu

    In my [humble] opinion, Huawei should have done away with the “Ascend” moniker when they de ided they were going to make actually good phones. All I can think of is the original Ascend and what a horrid user experience that was.

  • Andrei Catalin Duta

    6.18, not 6.8. That “1” over there is very important. You made the slimmest smartphone (released and sold) in the world, 0.6 mm thicker. Kind of important for some people :)