China’s Meizu M9 Receives Speedy Gingerbread Update


Looks like those guys over at Meizu are on top of things these days. With the launch of their successful M9 many people wondered what the future of the device would hold for consumers. All of those fears can be put to rest with the Meizu M9 users receiving their first taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This came in the form of a downloadable update which I think more companies should start looking into seeing how it can get an update out to users quicker than waiting around for a carrier to push out an OTA. Just my two cents.

If you aren’t too familiar with the Chinese Meizu M9 I’ve gone ahead an provided a video of some of the unique UI elements in action.

Apparently, the update isn’t without it’s bugs and early adopters have been reporting back small annoyances like power and display issues. But given Meizu’s new track record, I’m sure they will be on top of offering a new update soon enough to deal with said issues. Now c’mon guys, I think its time to officially welcome Meizu users into the Android family.

[Via Engadget]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Wow that some crazy ui looking like MIUI I wish they would make a phone for us carriers and working 3G and hopefully 4G definitely would get it

    1. Yeah, I had been following/drooling over this phone since way before it was released. It actually features a qHD display and was one of the first Android phones to offer it.
      I’m actually looking forward to slapping a port of this on my Evo 3D when it finally becomes available =D

      1. It’s actually higher than qHD, it’s a 16 million color 3.5-inch 960 * 640 resolution display, the only non iPhone one of its kind….

        1. Good. Gawd. I can’t believe I forgot =O

          1. Was the EVO port they did a while back not good?

  2. i gotta admit, that ui is pretty sexy.

    1. yeah, the ui is definitely sexy, would love to see this as a rom

      1. Since it has a qHD screen, most ports are weird. I’m hoping someone makes a great port of this for the Sensation/Evo 3D when they come out XD

  3. What the… I’ve never even heard of this phone.

    1. Its big in China.
      And that’s also why I included a video for you. I knew some people had never even heard of this awesome phone that came out months ago..

  4. Wow, I am loving the lockscreen on this thing

    1. Get the MIUI ROM, don’t even stop to think about it, it’s awesome, a similar lockscreen, themeable like crazy, and a bunch of features from iOS webOS, Touchwiz, Sense, and little additions like a flashlight by holding home on the lockscreen, AND it’s based on AOSP, and much much more!



  5. Ok so the title says Gingerbread which is 2.3, but the video starting at 1:35 shows the Android Version to be 2.2 which is Froyo….

    1. You know that video isn’t meant to show off 2.3, but rather the unique UI elements as explicitly stated in the post, correct?

  6. They can feel free to bring this to the US. It’d certainly have my attention.

  7. Nice copy of the galaxy s!!..

    1. actually there’s a M8 before M9 ,which is before galaxy s release

  8. Cut Copy and Groove Armada? Someone listens to good music.

  9. meizu m9 and galaxy s II phone design look almost identical.

  10.  I took a plunge and bought one off a chinese website last year, then spent 2 weeks waiting with worry that a) it would arrive and b) it would be worth the £270 i paid.

    It is worth it for the screen alone. The new 2.3 update is great too as it bring vectors to google maps! :D

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