Breaking: Meizu pull the plug on Flyme cloud service; end cooperation with Ali


Meizu flyme cloud

Of late, more and more people have been relying on cloud storage services in order to save up on built-in storage while making their data more accessible. Meizu customers are among those and they aren’t going to like this new development. Meizu are all set to close Flyme’s cloud storage services altogether, leaving users pretty empty-handed, at least for now.

Meizu flyme cloud

Meizu said the current Flyme cloud services, including Gallery app and Document Management app are shutting down, thus ending the cooperation with Ali’s cloud servers.

Ali cloud servers had already stopped providing online storage to individual users back in October 2015, but the Flyme team managed to pressure Ali into giving almost one year of extra services to Meizu users.

That has now come to an end!

How is this going to work?

Meizu will close it’s Flyme cloud services gradually:

On September 28th, they will not allow you to upload more photos to your albums on the cloud, but you’ll be able to download and backup all the photos on it from the my.yunos.com website.

On November 28th, Ali will completely shut down Flyme’s servers, so you won’t be able to access it anymore. You should make a backup before this day.

But it’s not all bad news! Meizu are going to launch a new album cloud service in November 2016.

The new service will be safer, more flexible and operated independently, thus it should have a more stable environment overall.

Meizu flyme cloud

Currently, Meizu and Ali are working together to migrate users’ album data from one service to another, but they still suggest to make a backup as the process might not work 100% of the times.

Meizu also said that the Flyme account data synchronization for desktop, contacts, call history, text messages, notes and other data will not be impacted from the migration.

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16 Comments

  1. rimakus
    September 20, 2016

    Shocking! You wont believe your eyes! This news stopped internet!

  2. Tony Halls
    September 20, 2016

    imo it’s not really that bad, considering that they’re going to roll out a newer and presumably safer cloud service.

  3. Raul
    September 20, 2016

    Finally no more YunOS phones or what the hell was the name.

  4. rimakus
    September 20, 2016

    Shocking! You wont believe your eyes! This news stopped internet!

  5. Tony Halls
    September 20, 2016

    imo it’s not really that bad, considering that they’re going to roll out a newer and presumably safer cloud service.

  6. Raul
    September 20, 2016

    Finally no more YunOS phones or what the hell was the name.

  7. ramon
    September 21, 2016

    I’m glad that I have switched from Meizu to Xiaomi. I really liked one button solution of meizu phones, but that’s the only thing they really made. Everything else are stolen ideas. FlymeOS is copy paste of MIUI. First thing I really hated that meizu stopped license with HiFi software solution they had in Music player. Then they stop Cloud Storage? What else they will stop? Why should I buy phone which has “trial” features? They were very good year ago, but now it’s worse and worse with them.

    • Raky_b
      September 22, 2016

      except, MEIZU was there before Mi, and they all just copy Apple products and visualisation.
      and one more thing, just hope you won’t have to contact Xiami’s support and ask for help of any kind.
      you won’t get it…not just help, you won’t get their support neather.

      • ramon
        September 22, 2016

        Really? Look on Music app for example. It’s different on iOS, on FlymeOS and MIUI it has basically the same UI. Why are you comparing company’s start date? You should compare OS dates:
        – MIUI Initial release 0.8.16 / August 16, 2010
        – FlymeOS Initial version 1.0 / June 12, 2012
        I am trying Xiaomi support right now, and will let you know how much it takes to get reply 🙂

        • Raky_b
          September 23, 2016

          they will answer to say “they are sorry for your problems”, but i hope you will get some help, bicause i did no’t and i did contact them 3-4 thimes.

          Meizu was there before their FlymeOS…and off corse they will not hawe all identical to iOS (which has been changed a lot during a time), but see how other android skins (OS-es) look,and tell me, isn’t this chinese manufacturers trying to be closer to iOS???
          and just look their first devices, they ware obvious copies od iphone.

  8. ramon
    September 21, 2016

    I’m glad that I have switched from Meizu to Xiaomi. I really liked one button solution of meizu phones, but that’s the only thing they really made. Everything else are stolen ideas. FlymeOS is copy paste of MIUI. First thing I really hated that meizu stopped license with HiFi software solution they had in Music player. Then they stop Cloud Storage? What else they will stop? Why should I buy phone which has “trial” features? They were very good year ago, but now it’s worse and worse with them.

    • bojan radovanovic
      September 22, 2016

      except, MEIZU was there before Mi, and they all just copy Apple products and visualisation.
      and one more thing, just hope you won’t have to contact Xiami’s support and ask for help of any kind.
      you won’t get it…not just help, you won’t get their support neather.

    • ramon
      September 22, 2016

      Really? Look on Music app for example. It’s different on iOS, on FlymeOS and MIUI it has basically the same UI. Why are you comparing company’s start date? You should compare OS dates:
      – MIUI Initial release 0.8.16 / August 16, 2010
      – FlymeOS Initial version 1.0 / June 12, 2012
      I am trying Xiaomi support right now, and will let you know how much it takes to get reply 🙂
      EDIT: It took half a day to get support for my dumb issue from Xiaomi 🙂 http://imgur.com/a/DpyZW

    • bojan radovanovic
      September 23, 2016

      they will answer to say “they are sorry for your problems”, but i hope you will get some help, bicause i did no’t and i did contact them 3-4 thimes.

      Meizu was there before their FlymeOS…and off corse they will not hawe all identical to iOS (which has been changed a lot during a time), but see how other android skins (OS-es) look,and tell me, isn’t this chinese manufacturers trying to be closer to iOS???
      and just look their first devices, they ware obvious copies od iphone.

  9. Raky_b
    September 22, 2016

    well, if they just change it, and transfer all files to new one, no loss for users…
    i lost all mine on Mi cloud, just by adding anodther sim in my dual slim xiaomi…they have blocked my account and even though i can see all photos, and every new one that i take goes to that f**ng cloud, i cant reach them….i can’t download them or anything else, because when trying to log in, they are asking for usual things, user name and password….and then,when that is inputed, i got message that “user is not found”!?
    contacting their user support is something that shoud take a weak to write about…they are useless.
    and bad…and….fu*k them.

    so, don’t save your data on MiCloud!!!
    or any cloud what’s so ever…or save it on 10 different, so at least you will have one that allways works.

    don’t rellay on Xiaomis support…and if this with Meizu’s cloud transfer goes bad, than it will be obvious that there is no point of buying their products, without any support for custemers, just like there is no point of buying Xiaomi.

  10. bojan radovanovic
    September 22, 2016

    well, if they just change it, and transfer all files to new one, no loss for users…
    i lost all mine on Mi cloud, just by adding anodther sim in my dual slim xiaomi…they have blocked my account and even though i can see all photos, and every new one that i take goes to that f**ng cloud, i cant reach them….i can’t download them or anything else, because when trying to log in, they are asking for usual things, user name and password….and then,when that is inputed, i got message that “user is not found”!?
    contacting their user support is something that shoud take a weak to write about…they are useless.
    and bad…and….fu*k them.

    so, don’t save your data on MiCloud!!!
    or any cloud what’s so ever…or save it on 10 different, so at least you will have one that allways works.

    don’t rellay on Xiaomis support…and if this with Meizu’s cloud transfer goes bad, than it will be obvious that there is no point of buying their products, without any support for custemers, just like there is no point of buying Xiaomi.