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HUAWEI Mate 2 owners can now register to test Android 5.0 Lollipop update
HUAWEI is easily one of the best Chinese smartphone makers out there, and with recent products they have done a lot to push both hardware and design forward to levels that compete with more mainstream OEMs. One area of weakness, however, is the software. Not only is HUAWEI’s EMUI one of the more bloated software experiences out there, HUAWEI is also less than great when it comes to updating to newer versions of Android — as evidenced by the fact that my Mate 7 is still running on KitKat-based software. The good news for Mate 2 owners is that Lollipop is finally about to arrive.
The good news for Mate 2 owners is that Lollipop is finally about to arrive. As we speak, HUAWEI is allowing Mate 2 owners to register for the opportunity to test out an upgrade to Lollipop-based software. During the first testing phase only a select number of registrants will be chosen, though they will slowly roll out more invites as they come closer to the Mate 2’s full rollout next month.
It seems a bit ironic that the Mate 2 is now receiving Lollipop ahead of higher-end devices like the Mate 7, but it’s still great news to see HUAWEI supporting the Mate 2, especially considering it is one of the few HUAWEI devices officially available in the U.S. market. Mate 2 owners looking to register can do so from HUAWEI’s website.