UMI Touch could be the first Mediatek getting CM13


CM13

Good news just came through for all the fans of the famous CyanogenMod, because UMI has just officially announced development of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based CM13 for their UMI Touch model.

It’s not the time to pop the champagne yet though, because even in the press release itself they are not so optimistic about the expected time frame of the actual CM release. Porting to Mediatek and difficulties with the source code have been cited as the main obstacles, but they are optimistic enough to claim that UMI Touch is going to be the first Mediatek phone ever succeeding in that feat.

In general UMI is not slacking with software updates and since its March release the Touch model has already received two new OTA firmwares. Marshmallow-based CyanogenMod OS13 if of course a different kind of an animal and a significant challenge, but fortune favors the bold so wishing all the best to the UMI engineers.

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60 Comments

  1. jirkous
    April 14, 2016

    Imho it will be same story as with Umi Emax (the Lolipop promises) … hope I will be wrong as I have ordered Touch already.

  2. Maksim
    April 14, 2016

    This is not the first time that they do CM, CM system but never released, hope this is not just marketing.

  3. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    April 14, 2016

    When Lenovo release the complete kernel drivers for VibeUI based on Android 6.0 and this will happen soon then K3 Note would be the first. 😉

  4. Stanislavla
    April 14, 2016

    Oukitel K6000 Pro VS Ulefone power VS Leagoo Elite 1 VS Elephone P8000 VS Umi Touch VS Jiayu S3+ VS Doogee F5.
    https://youtu.be/32ZLIYQfAfY

  5. Young
    April 14, 2016

    Believe UMI at your own peril.

  6. Candy
    April 14, 2016

    The good news, Chinese mobile phone manufacturers began to focus on software, ulefone, Umi is a good representative.

  7. Jason
    April 14, 2016

    Unlike some local Chinese smartphone companies, UMi seems to be spending some time developing the ROMs for its new devices. They have release two FOTA, since they released the UMI Touch.

  8. Sami
    April 14, 2016

    I received my Umi Touch last Friday, it’s It looks fabulous, more beautiful than I expected and the battery life is pretty long. this is my second Umi Phone, my first umi phone is UMI HAMMER S, and I’m so satisfied.

  9. Cherry
    April 14, 2016

    I have a Umi Touch, I trust Umi, I believe they won’t discard us.

  10. Daniel
    April 14, 2016

    I also updated the newest FOTA in my Umi touch, camera is better, fingerprint is more sensitive, umi is a trustworthy company.

  11. Martin
    April 14, 2016

    Umi Touch with Windows 10 Mobile include or at Rom ?

  12. Larry
    April 14, 2016

    Good job Umi

  13. Petty
    April 14, 2016

    Umi Touch, it’s outstanding compared with other phones, I like it.

  14. Assefa Hanson
    April 14, 2016

    LOTS of umi believers down below i dont think umi is a good brand or bad either they are like ehhhhhhhhhhhhh?

  15. Stanislavla
    April 14, 2016

    GPS signal test of Ulefone Power, Oukitel K6000 Pro, Umi touch, Doogee F5, Jiayu S3+, Elephone P8000, Leagoo Elite 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZkRcVlhAAw

  16. jirkous
    April 14, 2016

    Imho it will be same story as with Umi Emax (the Lolipop promises) … hope I will be wrong as I have ordered Touch already.

  17. PSGF1
    April 14, 2016

    This is not the first time that they do CM, CM system but never released, hope this is not just marketing.

  18. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    April 14, 2016

    When Lenovo release the complete kernel drivers for VibeUI based on Android 6.0 and this will happen soon then K3 Note would be the first. 😉

  19. Stanislavla
    April 14, 2016

    Oukitel K6000 Pro VS Ulefone power VS Leagoo Elite 1 VS Elephone P8000 VS Umi Touch VS Jiayu S3+ VS Doogee F5.

  20. Young
    April 14, 2016

    Believe UMI at your own peril.

  21. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    The good news, Chinese mobile phone manufacturers began to focus on software, ulefone, Umi is a good representative.

  22. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    Unlike some local Chinese smartphone companies, UMi seems to be spending some time developing the ROMs for its new devices. They have release two FOTA, since they released the UMI Touch.

  23. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    I received my Umi Touch last Friday, it’s It looks fabulous, more beautiful than I expected and the battery life is pretty long. this is my second Umi Phone, my first umi phone is UMI HAMMER S, and I’m so satisfied.

  24. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    I have a Umi Touch, I trust Umi, I believe they won’t discard us.

  25. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    I also updated the newest FOTA in my Umi touch, camera is better, fingerprint is more sensitive, umi is a trustworthy company.

  26. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    Umi Touch with Windows 10 Mobile include or at Rom ?

  27. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    Good job Umi

  28. Guest
    April 14, 2016

    Umi Touch, it’s outstanding compared with other phones, I like it.

  29. Assefa Hanson
    April 14, 2016

    LOTS of umi believers down below i dont think umi is a good brand or bad either they are like ehhhhhhhhhhhhh?

  30. Stanislavla
    April 14, 2016

    GPS signal test of Ulefone Power, Oukitel K6000 Pro, Umi touch, Doogee F5, Jiayu S3+, Elephone P8000, Leagoo Elite 1

  31. deeeeeezy
    April 14, 2016

    this sounded interesting as a CM fan, until I saw the fake reviews below from Umi employees…now not so interested. Shady company to do that.

  32. Marco Lancaster
    April 14, 2016

    I don’t think so…
    Jiayu S3, on development by a group of good developers in partnership with Jiayu.de, they already working on it for S3 and S3+ (read MT6753 minus version :P)
    But doesn’t really matter who’s going to realease it first, but the stability is what counts for the end user.

  33. MitsosDaBest
    April 14, 2016

    Positive UMI comments below, with 1-3 minutes difference! Pick one.
    Maybe is:

    A) A bad troll,
    B) A UMi worker who tries to convince us that UMi is a good company (not).

    • tauerman
      April 14, 2016
      • Egon Olsen
        April 14, 2016

        Sorry its my first umi, i have it sale just for fun. I read any bad post about older umi devices, i think she have learned after older released devices.

        My first impression about the touch, it is a good device in this price class. Sure it can be better quality hardware (clearence), but umi have heart some software bugs and fix it in one week and will optimize it in next time.

        The software is really fast an camera shots good photos.

      • balcobomber25
        April 14, 2016

        Speaking of employees, see comment below….

  34. deeeeeezy
    April 14, 2016

    this sounded interesting as a CM fan, until I saw the fake reviews below from Umi employees…now not so interested. Shady company to do that.

  35. Marco Lancaster
    April 14, 2016

    I don’t think so…
    Jiayu S3, on development by a group of good developers in partnership with Jiayu.de, they already working on it for S3 and S3+ (read MT6753 minus version :P)
    But doesn’t really matter who’s going to realease it first, but the stability is what counts for the end user.

  36. MitsosDaBest
    April 14, 2016

    Positive UMI comments below, with 1-3 minutes difference! Pick one.
    Maybe is:

    A) A bad troll,
    B) A UMi worker who tries to convince us that UMi is a good company (not).

    • tauerman
      April 14, 2016

      Yes have a look

    • Egon Olsen
      April 14, 2016

      Sorry its my first umi, i have it sale just for fun. I read any bad post about older umi devices, i think she have learned after older released devices.

      My first impression about the touch, it is a good device in this price class. Sure it can be better quality hardware (clearence), but umi have heart some software bugs and fix it in one week and will optimize it in next time.

      The software is really fast an camera shots good photos.

    • balcobomber25
      April 15, 2016

      Speaking of employees, see comment below….

  37. balcobomber25
    April 14, 2016

    I have like UMI, they make do software great. Camera is fastest and best.

    • Marco Lancaster
      April 14, 2016

      Lol

    • George
      April 18, 2016

      I also trust Umi, UMi has released two FOTA update for Umi Touch, I’m a Umi touch owner, they indeed improved a lot, camera is better than before, the fingerprint is more sensitive, the battery life is pretty long.

      • balcobomber25
        April 18, 2016

        Lol…..

  38. Zealer
    April 14, 2016

    A lot of UMI company employees,,,They don’t have any credibility. Instead, their quality of UMI phone is really bad.

  39. balcobomber25
    April 15, 2016

    I have like UMI, they make do software great. Camera is fastest and best.

    • Marco Lancaster
      April 15, 2016

      Lol

    • Guest
      April 18, 2016

      I also trust Umi, UMi has released two FOTA update for Umi Touch, I’m a Umi touch owner, they indeed improved a lot, camera is better than before, the fingerprint is more sensitive, the battery life is pretty long.

    • balcobomber25
      April 18, 2016

      Lol…..

  40. Zealer
    April 15, 2016

    A lot of UMI company employees,,,They don’t have any credibility. Instead, their quality of UMI phone is really bad.

  41. Jeji
    April 15, 2016

    Looking forward to Touch with CM13, diferent brand roms is the characteristic of Umi. They call rootjoy, http://www.umidigi.com/page-ROOTJOY.html

  42. krzysiekb92
    April 15, 2016

    Official CM13 or unofficial build?

  43. Guest
    April 15, 2016

    Looking forward to Touch with CM13, diferent brand roms is the characteristic of Umi. They call rootjoy, http://www.umidigi.com/page-ROOTJOY.html

  44. krzysiekb92
    April 15, 2016

    Official CM13 or unofficial build?

  45. Chickens
    April 16, 2016

    Reminds me of UMi eMax lollipop advertisement.

  46. Chickens
    April 16, 2016

    Reminds me of UMi eMax lollipop advertisement.

  47. April 17, 2016

    I see that the UMI Touch weighs 190 grams, a brick compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 at only 164 grams – these phones are a good comparison in the sense that they both have 4000 mAh batteries which may lead to greater weight.

  48. Moose
    April 17, 2016

    I see that the UMI Touch weighs 190 grams, a brick compared to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 at only 164 grams – these phones are a good comparison in the sense that they both have 4000 mAh batteries which may lead to greater weight.