Elephone OTA updates coming, and Lollipop will come ASAP

elephone p4000

Elephone announce some updates to their services and mention that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available as soon as possible.

If you are new to Android phones, and are not quite comfortable updating your phone through complex methods then OTA is a feature you will look at when buying a device. OTA (over the air) basically allows you to update your phones system by simply hitting update and letting the phone do its thing.

The function if found on many high-end phones and big brand companies and we are now seeing smaller brands also offer the feature.

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Elephant have announced that they too will be release OTA updates for phones, although which models is not confirmed, so that the update process can be streamlined and simplified. The second piece of good news is that Elephone have confirmed that they are just waiting on Mediatek so that they can begin work on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update we have all been waiting for.

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  1. saor
    November 7, 2014

    Andi in terms of build quality what are there phones similar to ? I have a z5s mini and its bomb proof! Reason I ask is I’m interested in p4000 for a gift for someone.

    • November 7, 2014

      The P4000 is meant to be a major step for them. I’m going to get one later this month so keep posted.

      • Adam Irvine
        November 7, 2014

        Hi Andi, I too am very interested in getting 1 or 2 as gifts for Christmas… (cutting it a bit fine now…) Any news on the release date and pricing yet?

      • desponent
        November 7, 2014

        Guessing that it still doesn’t have any kind of protection for the screen though?

    • Joey
      November 13, 2014

      If the p4000 is twice as good as the P2000, it is still absolute crap.
      High specs, but no support from Elephone at all. Really the worst company I know when it comes to support and updates. After 4 months, still users have problems with wifi, dual sim, camera, gps and battery drain. No updates, despite many promises, and no support.

      I would not consider it even for myself…so no way I would give it as gift (unless I really really disliked that person 🙂

  2. David Košič
    November 7, 2014

    I am kind of impressed that a maker of mostly cheap phones is actually happy to offer OTA. However I think they are a bit screwed since mediatek might be the worse chip provider when it comes to future support.

    • Airyl
      November 7, 2014

      That might change given that all of the current Android One handsets are powered by MTK6582 processors.

      • David Košič
        November 7, 2014

        Maybe but I think Google already said that future android smartphone will be powered by qualcomm chips.

  3. nietjason
    November 7, 2014

    Let me guess no support for elephone p6