Chinese manufacturer ZTE has officially pushed its first Android 4.2 update– albeit to a device no one has really heard of outside of China at least. The lucky device receiving the update is the N880E, a mid-range device which was actually among the first devices to ship with not just Android 4.1, but a nearly stock build of Jelly Bean at that. So considering it runs on nearly a stock build of Android, ZTE probably didn’t need to do too much work in order to get the 4.2 update ready for the device. The update is rolling out as we speak, so most (if not all) owners should be getting a heavy dose of that Android 4.2 goodness before most other Android owners get a chance to enjoy it.
Yes— life is good for those of you who own the N880E smartphone. Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait to see the same update for its other devices elsewhere in the world.
source: Android Central
Today ZTE announced they will re-release the ZTE N880E. This is the first device in China (third in the world) to launch with pure 4.1 Jelly Bean, and just days after Jelly Bean was launched into the wild.
Back in May, the N880E launched with 2.3 Gingerbread and has already sold more then one million units. This could be why ZTE is relaunching, pure popularity…or it could be about marketing, but we can only speculate on the intentions of the relaunch. ZTE has said they have a very solid relationship with Google and will continue to release Jelly Bean devices. Based on their relationship, I’m very curious to see if ZTE got their hands on Google’s new PDK.
The specs of the N880E are not very impressive at all: 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4 inch WVGA display, a 3.2MP camera, 4GB of internal storage, and a 1,650mAh battery. Like I said, nothing special, but I’m sure Chinese natives will be pumped to get their hands on some Jelly Beans goodness.