ZTE: first Chinese vendor to bag Jelly Bean Android 4.2

ZTE: first Chinese vendor to bag Jelly Bean Android 4.2Ever heard of the ZTE N880E? Me neither. Turns out it’s exclusive to China and part of ZTE’s Blade family, and reportedly made a minor stir as one of the first phones to offer Jelly Bean - Android 4.1.

In similar news, the ZTE N880E is among the first phones in the world to rock Jelly Bean - Android 4.2, huzzah!

ZTE is so proud of its accomplishment (first Chinese vendor to roll out Jelly Bean Android 4.2) that it’s fired out a full press release.

“This announcement highlights ZTEs long standing strategic relationship with Google and ZTEs determination to provide consumers with cutting-edge technology and the best Smartphone experience," purred Mr. He Shiyou, ZTE’s EVP and Head of the Terminal Division.

The slightly strange thing here is that the ZTE N880E is an incredibly modest handset. ZTE N880E specs include a 4in display (480 x 800), “energy efficient” single-core processor, 3MP rear camera, and 512MB of RAM.

The ZTE N880E won’t exactly have you booking flights to China, but it has reportedly sold over a million units, hence the rapid Android 4.2 lovin’.

Google lifted the lid on Android 4.2 at the end of October, and while it’s not exactly a massive update (key features include Photo Sphere and gesture typing), it’s reportedly a tad buggy.

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mikbak  Nov. 24, 2012 at 17:19

Been running 4.1.1 CyanogenMod on my Blade Mk1 for a while now ...

Pondlife  Nov. 25, 2012 at 00:01



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