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Gionee Elife S5.5 Android KitKat Update Starts Rolling Out in India

Gionee Elife S5.5 Kitkat update has been on the cards for some time now and today, Gionee will start rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat based Amigo ROM in Indian market after a notable delay. We wouldn’t mind the delay if Gionee manages to keep bugs at bay.

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The update is 866 MB in size and will also update some pre-loaded apps. You will get a new desktop layout and enhanced NQ Security. Gionee has also updated UcBrowser, GioneeXender and Kingsoft Office.

Gionee has also added new UI to Amigo paper and Game Zone. Gionee has also added Du Speed Booster which kind of acts like a task killer to remove stuff and data which slows down your phone or consume more resources. The update will also remove some bloatware including World Cricket Champion and Real Football game. The major highlight remains Adroid 4.4 KitKat.


Gionee has added a new Notification panel, which is missing settings menu but adds a few new toggles and animations. It also adds brightness bar at the bottom which many people use frequently. The Settings panel is not multi colored and sports a White back ground.  You will not loose any data if you download and install this new update.

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With resource efficient KitKat, Gionee Elife S5.5 will definitely become more responsive and will be compatible with more apps and Android Wear based smartwatches. Going by the Gionee Update Roadmap, the next two devices to get Android KitKat update should be Gionee CTRL V5 and Elife E7 Mini.

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We would advice our users to hold their excitement for some time and to wait till customer reviews start pouring in. Software updates can be a cause of great distress, for a section of users if not all. We are excited to see KitKat update on Gionee Elife S5.5 and are optimistic about the changes it brings along.

To download the update, you can go to Settings >>About Phone>> System update. You can also browse through our basic tutorial to get a better idea.

Gionee S5 5 Kitkat 4.4.2 Key Features, New Changes, Apps Update and Overview HD

Key Specs

Model Gionee Elife S5.5
Display 5 Inch , Full HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core
Internal Storage 16 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat (After upgrade)
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2300 mAh
Price Approx 20,000 INR

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