Lenovo Vibe Z receives Android v4.4.2 KitKat


Lenovo’s entry into the Snapdragon 800 race for last year, the Vibe Z is now getting some KitKat treatment thanks to an OTA update.

It seems as though the Chinese maker is seeding the update only in Malaysia for now. Worry not, it shouldn’t take long before other markets get the update as well; it is a common practice for OEMs to seed OTA updates market by market so as to avoid server overload. This especially sounds like a good idea in this case, because the download measures a massive 1.2GB in size!

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The Lenovo Vibe Z comes with a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM and a 13 mega-pixel / 5 mega-pixel camera combo, and an update to a more recent, optimized Android iteration should definitely give the device a bump in performance. Of course it perhaps won’t be as pronounced as on other lesser-powered phones due to the superior hardware, but that doesn’t mean you don’t give it a shot.

Let us know if you are based in a country other than Malaysia and if you receive the update.

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11 Comments

  1. desponent
    June 9, 2014

    Poor internal memory and it’s non expandable. 🙁

    • mfmx
      June 11, 2014

      It has OTG so get over it. And all Lenovo phones with memory card slot are partitioned with “internal SD-card” wasting lots of space, so this is actually much better (Vibe Z has over 12 GB memory for apps, I think Lenovo S8 with 16GB memory + card slot has around 2GB for apps…)

      • desponent
        June 11, 2014

        Nah I won’t “get over it” and just buy better phone for the same price. And no, 16GB+64GB is much better, yes I can and will use all those space.

        • mfmx
          June 11, 2014

          Your only problem with that is that there is no better phone for the same price. A “better” phone would be Note 3 Dual SIM which is more than twice the price of the Vibe Z (because it has the laggy TouchWiz and the AMOLED screen which usually get burn-in I write “better”).

          MT6592 phones from basement companies are hardly better, other Chinese Snapdragon 80X phones are not dual-SIM.

          EDIT: And if you consider the pentaband WCDMA support or the magnetic smart cover support your list of “better” phones get even shorter…

          • desponent
            June 11, 2014

            That’s subjective, I don’t need super phone with crippled storage, that defeat the point of having the phone with such spec in the first place.

            Enjoy your Lenovo.

  2. Michael Strauss
    June 9, 2014

    Gizchine, can you please also always put the device’s other international names into the article somewhere? I didn’t know which Lenovo this phone is until I saw the number in the screenshot… it’s the Lenovo K910.

    • desponent
      June 9, 2014

      you should demand people to start calling Galaxy S5 G900 and LG G3 D850/LS990 etc too

      • Michael Strauss
        June 9, 2014

        You are kind of right….. BUT I’ll tell you why I wrote that. 1.) 95% of Lenovo phones have numbers as their names, P780, P770, S860, etc….and not Vibe Z, Vibe P, Vibe T…. 2.) Lenovo is calling their Android interface “Vibe UI”. Samsung doesn’t use Touchwiz as a phone name, neither does LG. But Lenovo does. It’s a Lenovo only problem with the other 5%. Bye.

    • mfmx
      June 11, 2014

      Actually it’s NOT the K910 (which has had Kitkat for _months_) but the K910L Single-SIM phone released in Thailand, India and Malaysia.

  3. Ευτύχης Κωνσταντουδάκης
    June 9, 2014

    Lenovo K900 we know if it is gonna get Kit Kat!?

  4. Renu Bisht
    June 10, 2014

    Oh wow, good news for Lenovo Vibe Z users.

    http://www.techgreet.com/