Its been about a month since the last firmware update for the Chinese aversion of Ascend P1. http://huaweinews.com/2013/12/ascend-p1-b708-firmware/ We know a lot of you outside China uses this Chinese firmwares because Huawei is so late updating  the international firmwares for Ascend P1. Even these Chinese firmwares are marked as development versions and mostly includes bug fixes and performance improvements over the current firmwares.

Today Huawei released B709 firmware update for the Ascend P1 with so many bug fixes and improvements over current latest B708. As the previous versions this update includes a small incremental update which you can use to get B709 running quickly if you are on B708. Or you can use the full update file to upgrade to B709 from any firmware version. Here are some of the important big fixes and new features taken from B709 changelog.

* Gmail attachment issues fixed
* Bluetooth received files issues fixed
* Home screen unlock issues fixed
* .3GP video format is now supported

Here is the full changelog translated from Chinese to English – http://goo.gl/Jn1wxI

Here are the details of this B907 firmware,

Supported phones – Ascend P1 U9200-1 / P1XL U9200E
Android version – 4.1.1
Emotion UI version – 1.6
Firmware version – B709 1V100R001CHNC00B709

Release date – January 22, 2014
Google Apps included – NO

If you are running B708 firmware on your P1 at the moment you should definitely consider updating to this new firmware given the amount of bug fixes and new additions of B709. 

Full version download link (597MB) – http://dl.huaweinews.com/Roms/Ascend-P1/U9200-1_EmotionUI_1.6_V100R001CHNC00B709.zip

Huawei official page with download link for incremental update – http://goo.gl/rJaVW1