Most of you might know that Google has released the latest version of Android called Android 4.4 “Kitkat” just a few days ago. Android 4.4 brings optimizations to the current Android 4.3 jellybean and sources claim Android 4.4 is much faster than the Android 4.3. Android 4.4 also includes a replacement for the current dalvik virtual machine called “Android ART” (Android RunTime). This new feature said to improve application responsiveness by 100%.

So getting back to the topic, Huawei Device, chairman “Yu Chengdong” mentioned that they are working to bring Android 4.4 Kitkat update to the Ascend P6 by the end of January next year. Information about this were posted on Sina Weibo and Baidu forums.

According this information it looks like Huawei won’t bother with Android 4.3 and they will provide Android 4.4 firmware update with Emotion UI 2.0. Huawei hasn’t mentioned about their plans for the other devices yet. But when thinking about current situation on Huawei firmware updates its really unlikely that the other Huawei smartphones will ever get Android 4.4. And its worth noting that if Ascend P6 gets Android 4.4 update, initially it will be only for the Chinese version of the phone. International update can take few months more.

Emotion UI 2.0 screenshots – http://huaweinews.com/2013/10/emotion-ui-2-0-screenshots-leaked/

Source (Chinese) – http://goo.gl/iNoXSh