Exclusive: Elephone P6000 running Android Lollipop video

There are plenty of Chinese phone makers who claim they are working on Android 5.0 Lollipop but so far it is only Elephone who have the proof. Keep reading for video of the Elephone P6000 running Android Lollipop.

Each year there is a long wait for Chinese Android phones to get the latest version of Android. The wait is getting shorter, but it can still be an unbearable wait for some phone users. The Android Lollipop update is especially long overdue as it will unlock the true potential of the latest 64bit processors in new phones.

There are plenty of Chinese smartphone companies who say they are working on Android Lollipop updates, but so far it is only Elephone who have gone ahead and shown us how far development has come along. The video below shows the 64bit Mediatek powered Elephone P6000 running early build of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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Elephone admit that Lollipop on the P6000 is still in its early stages of development and there is some lag and a few bugs to be fixed before they have a stable build for release, still it is good to see Android Lollipop is in fact on the way, for Elephone users at least.

Which Chinese Android phones are you waiting to get Android Lollipop on?

[ Elephone.hk ]
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  1. Marco Lancaster
    February 12, 2015

    Very good to see this update turning to be real! It’s exciting to see a MTK cheap phone, running Lollipop first even some high brands. But there’s some factors to notice. I guess for the Brands is better to go directly to Lollipop 5.1 like lollipop, because is more bug free than early 5.0. I guess Elephone will launch on 5.0 and don’t care, but I expect other brands be intelligent and launch with the real new. Also about this Rom for Elephone. It’s not even a Beta, it’s a Alpha, because Ethan stated on their forums there’s two bugs.
    The camera don’t work – ( But on a beta you can expect that)
    And the phone won’t charge (That’s a critical! Bug don’t install it if you don’t have a external charger, because if the battery dies, what you gonna do?”

    This Rom is only for advanced users, or perhaps developers.

  2. John
    February 12, 2015

    Hope they fix the lag problem and other things before they release it

  3. Spyros
    February 12, 2015

    That’s the reason i got a moto g 2nd gen instead of waiting for the chinese market to catch on. (I need lollipop )

    • Airyl
      February 13, 2015

      Out of curiosity, why do you need Lollipop? It’s not like there’s much of a difference between Lollipop and KitKat in terms of usability and features.

      • True_Neutral
        February 13, 2015

        What? No offence but that’s rather ignorant.

        Off the top of my head the standout features:

        1) Better performance due to ART being used by default (Apparently even the ART in kitkat is inferior to Lollipop ART)
        2) Better battery life due to Project Volta
        3) Material Design
        4) Better Camera performance due to Camera2 API (when supported by manufacturer

        No 1 and 2 are pretty huge in my opinion, and makes Lollipop a huge leap over Kitkat.

        • Airyl
          February 13, 2015

          Going off my findings from using Lollipop on my Mi3.

          1. True, but it’s nowhere near as drastic as you make it sound. It’s barely even noticeable.

          2. This one doesn’t really apply. MIUI 6 with KitKat lasts longer than Lollipop from my experiences.

          3. That’s actually the main reason many people dislike Lollipop. I’m not included in that group, but I can see why Material leaves a bad taste in some people’s mouths.

          4. I haven’t really noticed any difference in the pictures taken on my friend’s Nexus 5. Perhaps I’m not looking hard enough.

          Honestly, the only reason I’d ever update to Lollipop would be because of 64-bit support, and the Moto G 2 lacks that.

          • Jimmy
            February 13, 2015

            Very good points but i big reason why i want lollipop is because it reverses the foolish decision made with kitkat and allows third-party apps to write to the sd-card. Thats a frustrating limitation with kitkat on my tablet.

      • trapchan
        February 13, 2015

        Because it’s pretty, and KitKat is ugly.

        • Airyl
          February 13, 2015

          KitKat isn’t ugly. It’s anything but ugly. Lollipop may look more refined, but that doesn’t make KitKat an abomination to look at. Also, a lot of people seem to dislike material design because it’s apparently “too bright”. Visuals isn’t exactly a huge plus point for Lollipop.

          • trapchan
            February 13, 2015

            beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. let’s agree to disagree.

            but, to me, it’s the main reason.

  4. Nancy
    February 12, 2015

    Elephone P3000s MIUI download here : http://pan.baidu.com/s/1dDH7CB3 Password: 5ue4

  5. trapchan
    February 13, 2015

    Lags … lags everywhere … even android one devices with 5.1 seems much smoother.

  6. Airyl
    February 13, 2015

    Apparently Ulefone have also posted a video of the Be Pro running Lollipop.

  7. Giuse
    February 16, 2015

    Why has it got software nav bar? Where are the soft touch buttons?