meizu mx4 first impressions (1 of 16)

Meizu is one of many Chinese companies slowly gaining a following outside its home country. Combining sleek designs, excellent specs, and competitive pricing, its phones are worth taking a look at. Of course, for those who have already purchased one, or are on the fence, one tricky issue comes to mind: what’s going to happen next. Just last week Huawei caused quite a kerfuffle when the American branch decreed its 6-month old Ascend Mate 2 wouldn’t be receiving Kitkat.

Fortunately, the MX4 Pro handset is already well on its way to receiving Lollipop, aka Android 5.0. Yang Yan, Meizu’s Flyme OS (skin)’s Chief Designer offered the following pic on his Sina Weibo account:

 

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The image contains source code taken from Lollipop and thus shows work has already begun on the future firmware update. It is unclear as to what specific OS will be using the latest Android build, as Meizu has both its own Flyme and Alibaba’s (Ali)YunOS to develop for. The source also offered up this screenshot, presumably an image of what the phone will look like post Lollipop:

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It’s worth pointing out that even though the US Ascend Mate 2 isn’t receiving Kitkat, the Chinese version did. It remains to be seen as to if Meizu could also adopt a similar practice and only update specific regions to future firmwares. Until more is known however, at the very least the public can remain at ease in knowing something productive is going on as we speak.