First promised in January, KitKat was ultimately rolled out over-the-air to Huawei’s Ascend P6 back in March, but exclusively for domestic users. Of course, Huawei pledged to spread the love “internationally” as soon as possible, which unfortunately is yet to happen.
A number of timelines were rumored, a June ETA was even made official, but as it turns out, the P6 makers won’t be able to meet the self-imposed deadline. Instead, they’ve simply set a new one – early July.
That’s what the Beta Tester section of the OEM’s German website points to, thought naturally, I’m reluctant to put my trust in Huawei’s word after so many unfulfilled promises. Besides, doesn’t it feel like an Android 4.4 update in July would be too little, too late?
Sure, software makeovers are (almost) always welcomed, but the P6 is growing old. That 4.7-inch 720p display is passé, the homebrewed quad-core K3V2 chip was never particularly hot, plus a highly improved Ascend P7, with a 5-inch Full HD screen, has recently seen daylight. And it’s in a good position to challenge the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or HTC’s One M8.
The only thing the OG P6 still has going for it is that crazy thin profile. Granted, 6.2 mm is no longer the world record, but it’s pretty darn close to it.
Oh, well, a couple of owners might want to cling onto the supermodel for a few extra months, so with them in mind, let’s hope the early July due date pans out. Also, fingers crossed it’s not limited to Germany, but instead valid for all international variants, available all across Europe and even in North America, thanks to importers and unlocked phone retailers. Do not disappoint us again, okay, Huawei?