MediaTek BQ breaks and cancels the update to Lollipop FHD E5, E6 and E10

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the latest update of the strong Aquaris E series models BQ will be a stage version beta Android 5.1 Lollipop. After months of work, the Spanish company has decided to abandon the development of stable final version and MediaTek has blamed lack of support. So he has decided to break with the Chinese company.

E5 Fhd

In the same statement, BQ has promised a compensation to buyers because since 2014 it is on the table the promise of a higher version of Android. However, its user base has not taken too well and has been on the warpath, has even started collecting signatures


The current beta itself will be available

smartphones Aquaris E5 FHD, E6 and tablet E10 BQ will never receive the update to Android 5.1 Lollipop, a commitment that had been acquired publicly by the company as ya Engadget Android we tell and remember this old twit.

The company has stopped the development of new version, which had even entered en public testing phase. To not miss all the work, announces that it will allow the download the ROM beta of Android 5.1 Lollipop for those devices in the state in which they are to those who want to be the install so manual. That means you can have several errors and bugs that prevent normal operation of the device.

In addition, BQ will also share the GPL code publicly so that any developer can make use of its progress on their own projects.

Complaints to MediaTek, greetings to Qualcomm

The problem, according to the official statement issued by BQ, is in the lack of support MediaTek for the chip riding both smartphones, the MT6592. Yes there with this chip terminals that have advanced to Android Lollipop. This is the only explanation and, apparently, the development was really advanced.

Today, we are at a point where it is essential intervention Mediatek to troubleshoot located in these versions level drivers of the component, but the manufacturer of the SoC has us statement will not offer more support to this platform. This means that we can not resolve these issues and continue the development of firmware.

 X5 Plus

Therefore, the Spanish assembler asserts that he will “go for Qualcomm” in all future devices because it relies more on its support for updates. It is not too surprising decision and throughout 2015 and in its latest announcement of 2016, the X5 Plus has dominated the brand of US automaker SoC.

Financial compensation and complaint from users

Although it has been over a year and a half, the promise of Android Lollipop update is still present in many buyers. After the los Aquaris E5 and E6 FHD were among the highlights of the catalog of BQ with launch prices of 250 and 300 euros respectively.

Anticipating more than presumable anger of their aware of how Android works users, who are not all, has offered to who request compensation in the form of voucher code: Check 50 euros to spend on buying a Aquaris M5 a Aquaris Aquaris M5.5 or M10 without giving the other terminal . You have to apply before June 30 by your contact form .


it has not done much because most of the buyers who expressed their opinions on the official forums or other open spaces is outraged by the gap. Regardless of who is to blame, demanding responsibilities BQ for who made the promise. Even it opened a petición in that for the moment it is having little success.

Do you have any legal obligation to the company? At first glance it does not seem to have too travel that path because a promise is not a contract. However, it can indeed affect a little more to your brand image, quite damaged by the dismissal of these months and the continuing lack of optimization software.

More information | Comunicado BQ, BQ official forums ,
In Engadget Android | bq seeks beta testers for Android 6.0 Marshamallow

The news BQ breaks with MediaTek and cancels the update to Lollipop FHD E5, E6 and E10 was originally published in Engadget Android by Sergio Figueroa .

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MediaTek BQ breaks and cancels the update to Lollipop FHD E5, E6 and E10
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April 15, 2016

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