Ascend Mate2

Huawei relents, Ascend Mate2 will get Lollipop next year

Smartphone users who invested in Huawei's first big product in the US can now breath a sigh of relief. After receiving no small amount of flak from their users, the Chinese OEM has "reassessed" their update strategy and have now announced that the gigantic Ascend Mate2 will indeed be updated to Android 5.0 after all. The only minor catch is that the update won't take place until sometime within the first half of 2015.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 will not get Android KitKat

In our excitement over Android 5.0, we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2, will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. That practically puts an end to the software life of a smartphone that was practically just launched in January this year.

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 hands-on; big screen, small price

What if Android looked more like iOS? What if a 6-inch screen were somehow normal? In the world of Android, anything goes, including the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. Originally unveiled at CES, the device is an impressive, natural iteration from the Ascend Mate, but is it worth merit? More importantly, we attempt to find out if you should spend your hard-earned cash on this one as we go hands-on with the Ascend Mate 2.