The global migration to Android 4.0 has been plagued with delays since its announcement, with network carrier testing and UI (such as HTC Sense and Samsung TouchWiz) compatibility being major issues. Over the last few weeks, the rollout has been picking up speed, and now Meizu, the Chinese smartphone specialist, is joining the ICS party.
The Meizu MX Quad-core, expected to be available in June, will arrive with with Meizu’s own customized-Android 4.0 version, styled as Flyme. The Chinese company announced today that the Flyme 1.0 update will be rolled out to the Meizu M9 and MX in June, bringing its entire smartphone lineup into the Ice Cream Sandwich era.
The Flyme OS 1.0 offers a number of advantages over the native Android 4.0 system, such as:
- The UI will be more consistent, making it more user-friendly
- Interactions will be more streamlined
- Pre-installed apps will be comprehensive
- Backup and sync services
- Lost phone locating service
- New cloud storage service for personal files
- In China, Music Online, Meizu’s music streaming app, will have its entire library upgraded to lossless audio formats.
Flyme OS promises a powerful range of features and user-friendliness, combined with a simpler and a more elegant design. The update will be available for the MX and M9 over-the-air (OTA) or downloaded from Meizu’s website, starting from June.
Flyme OS 1.0 comes in June for MEIZU MX and M9
HONG KONG – April 24, 2012 – MEIZU today officially announces that the MEIZU MX and M9 smartphones will be upgraded to Flyme OS 1.0 (based on Android 4.0) in June 2012. This announcement indicates that MEIZU’s entire current range of smartphones will be brought into the Android 4.0 era, reflecting MEIZU’s unyielding commitment towards its old users.
MEIZU’s Flyme OS offers a powerful range of features and user-friendliness together with a simple and elegant design, receiving praise from users both at home and abroad. It is the result of
MEIZU’s focus on user experience since the start. Combining all the best elements from past products and iterations, Flyme OS 1.0 provides a superior user experience.
Flyme OS 1.0 will offer a slew of advantages over the native Android 4.0 system. The user experience will be more logical; interactions more streamlined and pre-installed apps more comprehensive. Under the hood, Flyme OS 1.0 offers backup and sync, lost phone locating, as well as a new cloud services such as personal file storage. In Mainland China, MEIZU’s Music Online music streaming app will have its entire library upgraded to lossless audio formats.
Customers with the MEIZU MX and M9 will be able to upgrade to Flyme 1.0 via an OTA (over the air) push directly on their phones, or by downloading the firmware upgrade from the official MEIZU website in June this year.
MEIZU MX comes with an Exynos dual-core A9 processor and a high resolution 4-inch 292 PPI display with the world’s most naturally beautiful ASV display technology, giving users the ultimate visual experience. It also comes with an 8 megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) camera with a lens aperture of f/2.2, capable of taking great photos even in low light conditions.
As China’s first flagship smartphone, the MEIZU M9 was released in early 2011 with a 1 GHz CPU, 3.5-inch 960×640 resolution ASV display and a 5 megapixel camera to much fanfare in China and beyond.
The MEIZU MX 16GB retails for ¥2399 CNY in Mainland China and $2599 HKD in Hong Kong, while the MEIZU M9 sells for 1699 yuan in Mainland China.
Founded in 2003, MEIZU began producing music players which later came to be world renowned. Since 2008, all efforts have been focused on creating great smartphones, which has made the company one of China’s most loved smartphone brands. As a company, MEIZU seeks to transcend convention and imagination, with the ultimate goal of making products worthy of dreams. For more information, please visit http://en.meizu.com