Android Lollipop isn’t just reserved for well-known international flagships, but we haven’t been reminded of that very often lately. Yet, there is some good news for those of you who recognize the value behind some Chinese smartphones, like the Meizu MX4 and the Meizu MX4 Pro. New information has come up suggesting that both these cheap phablets will end up running a new version of Flyme OS, based on none other than Android Lollipop.
Flyme OS is Meizu’s own UI built upon Android and it reflects the same design elements their Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro do: looking a bit like an iPhone. There aren’t many people out there complaining about Meizu copying iPhone design and iOS UI, but there is a feeling of cheapness behind an iPhone-wannabe. Anyhow, we are far from saying that these two flagships are cheap clones, they are in fact very powerful devices with very affordable prices compared to other flagships you might find out there.
It seems that Meizu has buckled up and started working on a new Flyme OS based on Android Lollipop, our sources telling us that it will be as flat as stock and as beautiful as Material Design can get. We suspect that since the Chinese manufacturer is gaining momentum in the face of increasingly fierce competition from Xiaomi and Huawei, they will embrace their uniqueness and try to design something that is representative entirely of Meizu.
The Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro are set to receive Android Lollipop and implicitly the revamped UI sometime in March, according to our tipsters. Many might be hoping that the release date for the update would be pushed up sooner, but at this point, we don’t even know if we should trust this information. Regardless, we’re looking forward to seeing the revamped UI and curious about how much Material Design and Android Lollipop feel it will come with. Until Meizu comes forward and issues a press release about sending out Android Lollipop to their latest flagship devices, take this information with a grain of salt, as per the recipe.
What do you think about the Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro? Do you think this Chinese company is headed for the top or do they need a design overhaul in order to make it in the big bad smartphone market? Would you be interested in buying one of these if it came with Android Lollipop? FYI: you can get the Meizu MX4 for around $340, while the MX4 Pro price is set at $600. Pretty cheap huh? The first device comes with a 5.36 inch display with a 1152*1920 resolution, quad core MediaTek MT6595 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear cam, 2 MP front cam and hopefully Android Lollipop. The Pro version gets a larger 5.5 inch display with a 1536*2560 resolution, quad core Exynos 5 Octa 5430 CPU, 3 GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear cam, 5 MP front cam and once again, Android Lollipop coming up.