Surprisingly, Gionee has released Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Elife E3 which you can flash yourself or get flashed from Gionee service center. To further assist your efforts, Gionee has listed a Toll free number which you can call for assistance, if required.
Apart from the obvious upgrade of Android version, Gionee has also added support for 9 local languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu.Gionee has also added a CamCard feature which allows you to scan and store a business card to your device and TouchPal for faster and smoother typing.
Several apps have been upgraded as well. These include We Chat, Saavn, UC Browser, NQ Mobile, Kingsoft Office, Texas Poker and Gionee Xender.
Gionee also mentioned on its facebook page, that Gionee P3 will soon be updated to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat as well. While there is still no word on upgrade for high end models like Elife E6 and Elife E7.
Elife E3 (Quick Review) which launched last year had a big role to play in Gionee’s success in India. The capable mid range phone posed offered great value for money in its time with highlights being great build quality, 4.7 Inch HD Display, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. In case you want to try and upgrade yourself, here is the step by step guide to help you out.
Official Change log for Elife E3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update:
- Android upgrade to KitKat
- Added 9 Local Indian Languages:Hindi,Gujarati,Punjabi,Kannada,Malayalam,Marathi,Bengali,Tamil and Telugu.
- Added one game: Hitout Heroes
- Updated one game: TexasPoker
- Added CamCard, users can conveniently save the contents on business cards into the phone by scanning the card.
- Added TouchPal input method for faster and more efficient typing experience.
- Updated WeChat with a new interactive interface and smoother communication experience.
- Updated UC Browser with optimized UI and page loading effects.
- Updated Saavn for a more enjoyable musical experience.
- Updated NQ Mobile Security for better protection of your phone.
- Updated Kingsoft office for more efficient work and study related operations.
- Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate.
- Updated Amigo Paper with a brand new UI interface design.