Got a Gionee Elife E7? Kitkat confirmed soon


It might seem a little ridiculous to be talking about Kitkat updates while everyone moves on to Lollipop, but that’s what owners of the Flagship Gionee Elife E7 can look forward too.

The Gionee Elife E7 is a phone with amazing hardware which has always struggled with poor OS. The phone run’s Gionee’s own Amigo OS based on Android 4.3, which is a buggy mess, but an update is coming in March that might make everything a lot better.

Gionee have confirmed that a new version of Amigo will be released for their current flagship based on Android 4.4 Kitkat, and hopefully this will run a lot better. We also hope to see Lollipop at some point in the future.

The Gionee Elife E7 recently received a price drop making the phone cost below $200, pretty amazing for a Snapdragon 800 phone with 16 mega-pixel main camera.

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42 Comments

  1. RoS
    February 26, 2015

    Little preview of this update:
    http://androidadvices.com/gionee-elife-e7-android-kitkat-update/

    And there is some project on XDA for lollipop:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/elife-e7/general/elife-e7-discovery-elite-32-3-t3006957
    it would be nice if someone can help in this project 🙂

  2. iKosh
    February 26, 2015

    Very good news. I’m thinking about buying this phone.

  3. Marco Lancaster
    February 26, 2015

    Lol what Shame, with Lollipop out, you think users will be satisfied with this very very late update?

    • RoS
      February 26, 2015

      Kitkat update is better than no update 🙂

      • Marco Lancaster
        February 28, 2015

        Indeed. But still unrespectfull a expensive phone, with high-end specs, and the open sources from the manufactures of SoC, still not providing uptades.

        • balcobomber25
          March 4, 2015

          How is it disrespectful for them to update a device? It may not be the update you want but they are still updating it. They could be like many other Chinese brands and just release products and forget about them.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2015

      If I owned the phone I would be very satisfied with this update.

  4. Steve B
    February 26, 2015

    Great phone, brilliant camera, BUT the check for update feature on mine causes a system closure everytime. I presume/hope an OTA update won’t require that function?

  5. Guest
    February 26, 2015

    Little preview of this update:
    http://androidadvices.com/gionee-elife-e7-android-kitkat-update/

    And there is some project on XDA for lollipop:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/elife-e7/general/elife-e7-discovery-elite-32-3-t3006957
    it would be nice if someone can help in this project 🙂

  6. Venci
    February 26, 2015

    only 2500mah battery + shit OS
    I would go for Meizu m1 note, it has better battery(3100mah), processor(40k on antutu and x64) and OS.
    The camera and 1gb more ram are not so important to me.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2015

      Why would anyone need a better camera and more ram when you have 40k Antutu???? LOL
      Suddenly Antutu points became a feature to list on phone specs.

      • Venci
        February 28, 2015

        feature ?
        Antutu is just a decent way of measuring processing power, thats it.

        • kzm
          March 7, 2015

          processing power is not everything

    • RoS
      February 28, 2015

      According to review at gizchina.it battery is not bad. And the OS with changed launcher is also ok.

      • Venci
        February 28, 2015

        Not saying its a bad phone, just in my eyes Meizu M1 note is the better one.

    • balcobomber25
      February 28, 2015

      An extra 1GB of RAM means a lot more than an antutu score or the fact that it is 64 bit in terms of the overall performance of the phone.

      • Venci
        March 1, 2015

        You shure? The android itself takes less than 1gb(lolipop takes 600mb) and if you don’t play games, i think its impossible to go over 2gb only with general browser, facebook, etc.

        • balcobomber25
          March 1, 2015

          Yes I am sure that more RAM is more important than a benchmark score.

  7. iKosh
    February 26, 2015

    Very good news. I’m thinking about buying this phone.

  8. Marco Lancaster
    February 26, 2015

    Lol what Shame, with Lollipop out, you think users will be satisfied with this very very late update?

    • Guest
      February 26, 2015

      Kitkat update is better than no update 🙂

    • Marco Lancaster
      February 28, 2015

      Indeed. But still unrespectfull a expensive phone, with high-end specs, and the open sources from the manufactures of SoC, still not providing uptades.

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2015

      If I owned the phone I would be very satisfied with this update.

    • balcobomber25
      March 4, 2015

      How is it disrespectful for them to update a device? It may not be the update you want but they are still updating it. They could be like many other Chinese brands and just release products and forget about them.

  9. Steve B
    February 26, 2015

    Great phone, brilliant camera, BUT the check for update feature on mine causes a system closure everytime. I presume/hope an OTA update won’t require that function?

  10. Venci
    February 26, 2015

    only 2500mah battery + shit OS
    I would go for Meizu m1 note, it has better battery(3100mah), processor(40k on antutu and x64) and OS.
    The camera and 1gb more ram are not so important to me.

    • MaxPower
      February 27, 2015

      Why would anyone need a better camera and more ram when you have 40k Antutu???? LOL
      Suddenly Antutu points became a feature to list on phone specs.

    • Guest
      February 28, 2015

      According to review at gizchina.it battery is not bad. And the OS with changed launcher is also ok.

    • Venci
      February 28, 2015

      feature ?
      Antutu is just a decent way of measuring processing power, thats it.

    • Venci
      February 28, 2015

      Not saying its a bad phone, just in my eyes Meizu M1 note is the better one.

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2015

      An extra 1GB of RAM means a lot more than an antutu score or the fact that it is 64 bit in terms of the overall performance of the phone.

    • Venci
      March 1, 2015

      You shure? The android itself takes less than 1gb(lolipop takes 600mb) and if you don’t play games, i think its impossible to go over 2gb only with general browser, facebook, etc.

    • balcobomber25
      March 1, 2015

      Yes I am sure that more RAM is more important than a benchmark score.

    • kzm
      March 7, 2015

      processing power is not everything

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    February 27, 2015

    Lollipop on 800 ?!
    IMPOSSIBRU

  12. Guest
    February 27, 2015

    Lollipop on 800 ?!
    IMPOSSIBRU

  13. Steve B
    March 1, 2015

    There’s a report on XDA that the camera suffers after the update, so I’d wait to see if that is an issue before proceeding.

  14. Steve B
    March 2, 2015

    There’s a report on XDA that the camera suffers after the update, so I’d wait to see if that is an issue before proceeding.

  15. Civin Vincent
    March 29, 2015

    Can we expect lollipop in this phone
    soon?? ???????

  16. Civin Vincent
    March 29, 2015

    Can we expect lollipop in this phone
    soon?? ???????

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