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Huawei Ascend P7 gets Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Huawei Ascend P7 Android smartphone gets Lollipop update
Huawei Ascend P7
While owners of recent Huawei handsets are waiting to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Ascend P7 users get the 5.1.1 update with EMUI 3.1 included.

Huawei has announced the Ascend P7 back in May 2014, releasing it in June. This 5-inch dual-SIM handset arrived on the market loaded with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and now it finally gets the long-awaited Lollipop update. While the Huawei-made Nexus 6P can be already purchased with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-loaded, the Ascend P7 gets the 5.1.1 Lollipop update, which is the latest pre-Marshmallow Google Android version.

The OTA update rollout has begun at the end of last week, but since this usually takes some time to reach all devices, users in a hurry can also download the firmware file manually. Huawei made the 1.26 GB update file available on its website, but without revealing any details about the changes it brings. Since previous firmware was based on KitKat, the new one should fix the Stagefright vulnerability. According to the official update page, this new firmware comes with EMUI 3.1.

Next to this Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Ascend P7, Huawei also released an update for the P8 flagship. Strange enough, this firmware release is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop but comes in a package as large as 1.72 GB.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-10-13 (Update: 2015-10-13)