Gionee started rolling the KitKat update on its flagship model the Gionee Elife S5.5. And now the E7 Mini gets the break. KitKat 4.4.2 has been rolled out for the E7 Mini model. This is good news for users using E7 Mini but there is a bad news too, you cannot upgrade OTA.

The Android 4.4.2 update on the Elife E7 Mini handset can be done only by visiting the service centre. This update will be done for free. According to Gionee due to some hardware restrictions the update cannot be done over the Air (OTA).

You will get a host of new feature once you update your E7 Mini to KitKat. There is a new desktop layout, DU battery saver has been added along with Touch pal, Camcard and Du Speed booster. With this update you also get a new UI, updated Game zone, Kingsoft WPS, UC Browser and NQ security for mobiles.

Some apps like Texas poker, Wonder ZOO, Cricket champion and Green Farmer have been removed. If you have updated your E7 Mini do leave your comments below. Non availability of OTA updates is disappointing, it would have been better if Gionee had uploaded the install file on their support page with instruction on how to update the handset.

Gionee Elife E7 Mini  gets the kitkat update

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -