One of the major downsides of buying a smartphone with a Mediatek processor is that it doesn’t come with the latest Android software. It’s been a concern lately because most of the phones that come out today were released with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a version that’s almost a year and a half old.

The primary reason for the lack of update was because Mediatek doesn’t want to release their source codes for whatever reason they might have. Thankfully, the waiting will come to an end as they will finally be releasing the update to the following chipsets by the end of April.

  • MT6589
  • MT6582
  • MT6592

However, don’t expect the Android 4.4 Kitkat update to reach your device during that time. Manufacturers will still need to get and prepare the update themselves before it can reach the devices of their customers.

MyPhone Android 4.4 Kitkat update?

Yes, MyPhone will be releasing the Android 4.4 KitKat update to some of their devices. According to one of our sources, the update was already in the testing stages a few weeks ago (during the announcement of MyPhone Infinity) but was currently unstable – as expected from a test build. No specific time frame was given though, so don’t get too excited.

Cherry Mobile Android 4.4 Kitkat update?

They will be getting it as well and they already announced it during the launch of the Cherry Mobile Z2.  However, it was also delayed due to being unstable.

Other local brands can possibly update their handsets too when the source from Mediatek gets released. We’ll post an update once we hear more information.

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