The Vernee Mars Nougat update rolls out tomorrow


Vernee announced a while back that their new device, the Mars, would be receiving a Nougat update soon. Now, the company has announced that the update rolls out on the 6th of December, or in other words, tomorrow.

The Vernee Mars is Vernee’s attempt at a premium mid-range device, and it was a pretty good attempt. According to our own Zi Jin, the Mars is a good device, if not slightly overpriced (read his review here). The prospect of timely Android updates is nice though. Vernee Mars can buy here.

It’s great to see that Vernee is hard at work updating their existing devices instead of releasing too many to keep track of (*cough* Elephone *cough*). We’re definitely looking forward to what they’ll do in the future, as it’s looking pretty promising.

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17 Comments

  1. lildwell
    December 5, 2016

    This is good. Now they just need to release sources to the Apollo lite and Mars.

    • December 5, 2016

      Don’t think that’s going to happen

      • lildwell
        December 5, 2016

        Well they promised to release sources for the Apollo lite already. Its the smartest thing they can do at this point IMO.

  2. quodvadis
    December 5, 2016

    mars getting nougat before apollo lite? really vernee? are they telling us, “buy our latest phone or get f with updates.”?

    • Airyl
      December 5, 2016

      Seems like the Thor is next in line, not sure about the Apollo Lite.

      • quodvadis
        December 5, 2016

        They’ve already said apollo lite will get one in December.

        • lildwell
          December 5, 2016

          They would be better off releasing sources anyway.

          • quodvadis
            December 5, 2016

            that’s even worse, they promised and promised but never actually deliver. they will learn the consequence the hard way if they keep it up.

            • lildwell
              December 5, 2016

              That’s the main reason I haven’t replaced my redmi note 2 yet. I was excited about the Apollo lite because they announced that they were going to release sources but haven’t yet. Now it looks like the Le Max 2 is my best bet but I dont want to give le eco my money since they removed the headphone jack….

            • quodvadis
              December 5, 2016

              funnily enough I have redmi note 2 AND apollo lite with me. the lite is ultimately the better phone sans its weight and rather blocky edges. way faster than note 2 even though I’ve installed Cyanogenmod on note 2, way better camera if you use third party app like camera fv-5. that’s it though, if you can live without those, I suggest to look elsewhere.

            • lildwell
              December 5, 2016

              Well it better be better than the note 2 since its an ancient budget device. I know its time to upgrade but I need a phone with released sources so I can get my own updates from XDA. They are currently working on CM 14.1 for the Le Max 2. I’m also looking at either the Mi Max because of my big hands, or sacrificing screen size and going for a Mi 5s. But again, no sources means no cm 14.

  3. Floans
    December 5, 2016

    it’s wired that Vernee had already released the source code of Apollo Lite on their own official forum, and XDA had also reported about this, why you guys still don’t know ?

  4. Floans
    December 5, 2016

    the Vernee CEO said that it’s not Vernee don’t want to get the Apollo Lite updated with Android 7.0, it needs more assistance from MTK to help them solve the stability issues of software competibility, that’s the reason why we need wait for so long.