Exclusive : Hands On with Gionee’s S5.5 KitKat Update
Gionee will be pushing out Android KitKat Update version 4.4.2 with the new Amigo UI to some devices in the coming days (as told to us by Arvind Vohra in our LetsTalkShop ).
The first two devices to get the said update are the CTRL V5 and Gionee Elife S5.5, while most owners of the V5 should already be getting update notifications, owners of the Elife S5.5 will soon get a notification for the proposed update.
We went hands on with the Elife S5.5’s Android 4.4 KitKat Update, and we can tell you, it is one major improvement. Apart from being a major overhaul in frameworks the new upgrade is at least twice as responsive and 50% lighter on the resources.
Here is a ChangeLog for the devices:
For the Gionee Elife Slim S5.5 and Gionee Ctrl V5
1. Android KitKat Update
2. New Desktop layout
3. Removed the World Cricket Champion and Real Football game
4. Added Du Speed Booster
5. Updated Amigo Paper with a brand New UI
6. Updated Game Zone with a New UI
7. Updated GioneeXender
8. Updated UC Browser
9.Updated NQ Mobile Security
10. Updated Kingsoft WPS
11. Removed Settings Shortcut from Notification Panel
12.Theme and Wallpaper will be reset to Default after System Update, but Data will not be Lost.
While you wait for the final KitKat update which should be a big download 800-900 MB in size, other devices including the Elife E7 and possible previous versions are also set to get Android KitKat in the coming weeks. As mentioned above, we did an update and the data remains safe, while some of the settings get reset, including the wallpaper, which you can reselect.
Stay Tuned for more updates.