Elephone P8000 and P6000 Pro will get Android 6.0 update


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Elephone will be rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Elephone P8000 and P6000 Pro, while the new P9000 range will ship with Android 6.0 out of the box.

There was a time in the past that Chinese smartphones were among the last to get the latest Android updates. Either the newest Android release would come up to 12 months late or in some cases not at all.

The past 12 months has seen a dramatic change brought around by a combination of Chinese phone companies wanting to update phones now and chip maker Mediatek being a lilttle more forthcoming with sources codes (at least to the manufacturers who use them).

So which Chinese phones will receive Android 6.0? Well we hope the majority of them will, but at least we know that some Elephone owners will be happy to hear they will receive Marshmallow (sometime in the future). Elephone have confirmed that the Elephone P8000 and P6000 Pro will definitely get Android 6, while other phones are under testing. New Elephone phones in the P9000 range will ship with Android 6.0 out of the box.

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60 Comments

  1. Tajwar
    October 22, 2015

    Good move

  2. mikey
    October 22, 2015

    still waiting for the promised lollipop on my p6000

    • Xalis
      October 23, 2015

      What are you talking about the P6000 as been running lollipop for like half a year.

      • mikey
        October 23, 2015

        Not official! Read the forum…… Was promised by ota.
        But you have to do it with risk…Back-up radio frequency……..ect…

        • Pip_X
          October 24, 2015

          What the fucuk u talking about?
          My p6000 running OFFICIAL lollipop since half year ago all all was working fine.
          Lollipop was preinstalled on the phone when I got it.

          • mikey
            October 24, 2015

            I bought this phone when it was first available. They promised it would have an update but never happend. The only thing is that they search developers to put lollipop on it as good as they can . they didnt make an update because its complicated and with a lot of risk…loosing emei, radio freq..and other failings! If you put lollipop by yourself its your own problem and not elephone. You are lucky because you waited so long they allready put it on for you. If i was you i didnt bought it at that time because there were some other better phones on the market. But reading your language you are young and brainless to known were we fucking talking about

          • qandrav
            October 26, 2015

            “Lollipop was preinstalled on the phone when I got it.”

            Yeah, because that is the official lollipop…it’s just a custom rom

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    October 22, 2015

    WOW …
    Elephone are offering support for their OLD devices ?!

    is the END of Times near ?!

    • Joel Adames
      October 22, 2015

      i though i’d seen it all , jaajajajaja!!! hope they can come real with the deal. at least if they are only doing it with those it is a begining, rigth?

    • Marius Cirsta
      October 23, 2015

      Yeah I was like …. seriously ? I mean they did release these a couple of months ago, they could have just left them at Lollipop in the good Chinese tradition …
      You make a phone, people buy it, suckers, you leave them with that Android version. If they want a newer Android they can always buy your newest phone 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 23, 2015

        haha !

  4. Joel Adames
    October 22, 2015

    could this be the reason the vowney is being delayed and delayed???? if it is i think it’s the only reason worth the wait then.

    • E8hffff
      October 22, 2015

      They probably need to sell off old stock to finance new production. Crazy if so as they keep bringing out mid-range phones that have to compete with 1000’s of other brands. The Vowney has good will and they are burning their hopeful customers.

    • balcobomber25
      October 22, 2015

      The reason it is delayed is because it’s Elephone, they love to announce products with fictitious release dates.

  5. Yeti hand
    October 22, 2015

    one day we’re going to joke about how they promised this 6.0 update

  6. Tajwar
    October 22, 2015

    Good move

  7. inquirercet
    October 22, 2015

    Sometime in the future – when android nougat is already the standard.

  8. mikey
    October 22, 2015

    still waiting for the promised lollipop on my p6000

    • Guest
      October 23, 2015

      What are you talking about the P6000 as been running lollipop for like half a year.

    • mikey
      October 23, 2015

      Not official! Read the forum…… Was promised by ota.
      But you have to do it with risk…Back-up radio frequency……..ect…

    • Guest
      October 24, 2015

      What the fucuk u talking about?
      My p6000 running OFFICIAL lollipop since half year ago all all was working fine.
      Lollipop was preinstalled on the phone when I got it.

    • mikey
      October 24, 2015

      I bought this phone when it was first available. They promised it would have an update but never happend. The only thing is that they search developers to put lollipop on it as good as they can . they didnt make an update because its complicated and with a lot of risk…loosing emei, radio freq..and other failings! If you put lollipop by yourself its your own problem and not elephone. You are lucky because you waited so long they allready put it on for you. If i was you i didnt bought it at that time because there were some other better phones on the market. But reading your language you are young and brainless to known were we fucking talking about

    • qandrav
      October 26, 2015

      “Lollipop was preinstalled on the phone when I got it.”

      Yeah, because that is the official lollipop…it’s just a custom rom

  9. Guest
    October 22, 2015

    WOW …
    Elephone are offering support for their OLD devices ?!

    is the END of Times near ?!

    • Joel Adames
      October 22, 2015

      i though i’d seen it all , jaajajajaja!!! hope they can come real with the deal. at least if they are only doing it with those it is a begining, rigth?

    • Marius Cirsta
      October 23, 2015

      Yeah I was like …. seriously ? I mean they did release these a couple of months ago, they could have just left them at Lollipop in the good Chinese tradition …
      You make a phone, people buy it, suckers, you leave them with that Android version. If they want a newer Android they can always buy your newest phone 😀

    • Guest
      October 23, 2015

      haha !

  10. Joel Adames
    October 22, 2015

    could this be the reason the vowney is being delayed and delayed???? if it is i think it’s the only reason worth the wait then.

    • E8hffff
      October 22, 2015

      They probably need to sell off old stock to finance new production. Crazy if so as they keep bringing out mid-range phones that have to compete with 1000’s of other brands. The Vowney has good will and they are burning their hopeful customers.

    • balcobomber25
      October 22, 2015

      The reason it is delayed is because it’s Elephone, they love to announce products with fictitious release dates.

  11. Kut
    October 22, 2015

    Also android 6.0 for my elephone p8?
    No? ;-;

  12. Yeti hand
    October 22, 2015

    one day we’re going to joke about how they promised this 6.0 update

  13. inquirercet
    October 22, 2015

    Sometime in the future – when android nougat is already the standard.

  14. Guest
    October 22, 2015

    Also android 6.0 for my elephone p8?
    No? ;-;

  15. GhostMom
    October 23, 2015

    Wow that sounds great, keep me updated Andi 😉

  16. GhostMom
    October 23, 2015

    Just find their vowney is listed http://www.elephone.hk/MEvent

  17. Ivan
    October 23, 2015

    Yeah right, just like the Lollipop for P6000.

    • Xalis
      October 23, 2015

      Mmm my P6000 was running lollipop last time I checked.

      • Ivan
        October 23, 2015

        If you call that a good rom, then ok.

        First of all they promised OTA, but you have to install a full firmware. Second the UI feels slower than my old A820 with MT6589 and custom KK. Not to mention the most buggy CM12 in the world.

        My brother has the first P6000 revision, don’t know what is the situation with the later ones (with updated chipset).

        So I assume it will be the same with P8000 and P9000 runnin Android 6.

  18. Guest
    October 23, 2015

    Wow that sounds great, keep me updated Andi 😉

  19. Guest
    October 23, 2015

    Just find their vowney is listed http://www.elephone.hk/MEvent

  20. Guest
    October 23, 2015

    Yeah right, just like the Lollipop for P6000.

    • Guest
      October 23, 2015

      Mmm my P6000 was running lollipop last time I checked.

    • Guest
      October 24, 2015

      If you call that a good rom, then ok.

      First of all they promised OTA, but you have to install a full firmware. Second the UI feels slower than my old A820 with MT6589 and custom KK. Not to mention the most buggy CM12 in the world.

      My brother has the first P6000 revision, don’t know what is the situation with the later ones (with updated chipset).

      So I assume it will be the same with P8000 and P9000 runnin Android 6.

    • Rezneck
      October 24, 2015

      There are amazing custom rom based on 5.0 or even 5.1 for P6000. Try VibeUI or some AOSP 5.1.1
      Here is forum link : http://bbs.elephone.hk/forum-151-1.html

  21. spoint
    October 24, 2015

    My P6000 doesn’t have the right USA AT&T frequencies. My bad but I won’t buy another Elephone.

  22. Rezneck
    October 24, 2015

    This was unexpected ! It’s really amazing to see that they at least try to give some support, a lot of other chinese brand wouldn’t do it ….:)

  23. spoint
    October 24, 2015

    My P6000 doesn’t have the right USA AT&T frequencies. My bad but I won’t buy another Elephone.

  24. Rezneck
    October 24, 2015

    This was unexpected ! It’s really amazing to see that they at least try to give some support, a lot of other chinese brand wouldn’t do it ….:)

  25. 3_nity
    October 25, 2015

    FUCK!!!

  26. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    October 25, 2015

    And I’m still waiting for Lenovo’s official response about Android 6.0 for K3 Note…

  27. 3_nity
    October 25, 2015

    FUCK!!!

  28. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    October 25, 2015

    And I’m still waiting for Lenovo’s official response about Android 6.0 for K3 Note…

  29. Dael Ceja
    November 8, 2015

    What about P7000?

    • MattD
      November 9, 2015

      Seems like mediatek is not going to release marshmallow’s sources for 6752 powered devices, so we’ll hardly see android 6.0 on those!

  30. Dael Ceja
    November 9, 2015

    What about P7000?

    • MattD
      November 9, 2015

      Seems like mediatek is not going to release marshmallow’s sources for 6752 powered devices, so we’ll hardly see android 6.0 on those!

  31. Karel Beerten
    May 27, 2016

    Still no 6.0 for elephone p6000 pro, so promises are a joke with elephone

  32. Karel Beerten
    May 27, 2016

    Still no 6.0 for elephone p6000 pro, so promises are a joke with elephone