World's slimmest smartphone Gionee S5.5 upgrades to KitKat

Are you looking to buy the Gionee S5.5 or are you using one? Gionee announced the much awaited update for its Elife S5.5 smartphones on July 3, 2014. Gionee S5.5 is now getting updated to Android KitKat 4.4.2, skipping the earlier Android 4.3 version. Read the article to know more.

Here's an exciting news for all those who own Gionee S5.5. Gionee Smartphones, the leading global designer & manufacturer of mobile devices announced the much awaited update for its Elife S5.5 smartphones on July 3, 2014. Gionee S5.5, the world's slimmest smartphone (5.5mm) is now getting updated to Android KitKat 4.4.2, skipping the earlier Android 4.3 version.

The phone was unveiled in March this year for the Indian market after which it went on sale in early May. It is a single-SIM smartphone with an excellent 5-inch Super AMOLED (1080x1920 pixels) display having pixel density of 441ppi and an excellent performance delivered by 1.7GHz octa-core CPU coupled with 2GB RAM. Other major specifications include 16GB inbuilt storage, 13-megapixel rear shooter camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera and 2300mAh battery. It is available for Rs. 22,999 in market.


This new software update is a major development for the S5.5 as it offers its users simpler, faster & more intuitive ways to use the phone. It brings with it various improvements and a host of new features for seamless user facilities. To enjoy all this, Gionee S5.5 users can easily download and install this new software. As this 865MB update is available OTA (Over-The-Air), upgrading the phone is easy & hassle free.

What new to expect:

  • There is an all new desktop layout.

  • The new update offers a new user interface with which users will get enhanced features such as an updated Amigo paper, upgraded game zone for better control of gaming apps, improved security and wall papers application.

  • The updated UC browser makes the Gionee S5.5 more responsive. Thus, you can expect improved page loading effects.

  • There is an upgraded Gionee Xender for optimized performance. This allows high speed transfer of files for improved linking success rate.

  • Du speed booster is added to speed up operations. I have used the S5.5 before and know that performance was already good but addition of a Du speed booster is definitely a welcome step.

  • The world cricket championship is removed.

  • There is an updated NQ Mobile Security to give your Gionee S5.5 even better protection than before.

  • The new updated Kingsoft WPS improves work and study related operations. Office going people and students will like this feature as it can be a great aid in their daily work.

  • The updated map now has only one entrance to the main menu.

  • There are some other changes as well such as new pre-installed apps including BBM, subtle animations and redesigned notification drawer.

  • Gionee is a fast growing hi-tech company. It was established twelve years back in 2002 and today it sells more than 23 million handsets per year worldwide. It ranks number 10 in the world by smartphone market share and is engaged in all major mobile phone related activities including R&D, designing, manufacturing, international sales & mobile internet application services. At present, only Gionee CTRL V5 and Gionee S5.5 have received the KitKat update but the company will be updating more such devices (including Elife E7) in the coming weeks. So, get ready for more surprises from Gionee.

    Read How to upgrade Gionee S5.5 to Android KitKat

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