Gionee Pioneer P4 Started Receiving Android 4.4 KitKat Update In India [OTA]

Its’ official now! Gionee after rolling out Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Elife S5.5 and Elife E7 Mini a few weeks ago, has now announced the OTA update for its budget-range smartphone, the Poineer P4 in India.

The Gionee’s mid-range smartphone actually went on sale in India back in April running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Now, it gets Android 4.4 update over-the-air!

gionee_pioneer_p4_official-KitKat-UpdateThe KitKat update for the Gionee Pioneer P4 is now available over-the-air (OTA) and is about 808MB in size. The changelog of the update can be checked after this fold!

The new Android 4.4′ KitKat update brings features such as wireless printing, support for emojis and also brings a new homescreen layout, update for Amigo Paper and Game Zone as well.

In brief: the Android KitKat update for Pioneer P4 also brings a new desktop layout design; updated Amigo paper with redesigned user interface; new gaming user interface (Game Zone) giving a better grip over gaming applications, as well as a new TouchPal input method.

Gionee-Pioneer-P4-Android-4.4Alongside the aforementioned tweaks, the Poineer P4 also gets several other changes to applications with the 4.4.4 KitKat update, which includes:

  • New home-screen layout
  • Added Touchpad inputs method for faster and more efficient typing experience.
  • Removed the world cricket champion and Real football game
  • Updated Amigo paper with a brand new UI design
  • Updated Game Zone with a new UI design.
  • Updated Gionee Xender for optimized performance and further improved the linking success rate
  • Updated UC browser with optimized UI interface and page loading effects
  • Updated NQ mobile security for better protection of your phone
  • Updated Kingsoft Office for more efficient work and study related operations
  • Added two games : Hitout Heroes and TexasPoker
  • Updated WeChat with new interactive interface for smoother communication
  • Updated Map with only one entrance into the main menu
  • Theme and wallpaper will be reset to default after system update, but data will not be lost. Simply re-apply chosen theme and wallpaper.

Notably, the Pioneer P4 with Android KitKat OTA include the addition of two games – Hitout Heroes and TexasPoker, and the removal of two games – World Cricket Champion and Real Football.

The Gionee Pioneer P4 launched in India at Rs. 9,500 price tag this year, as the successor to the Poineer P3, initially came with Android 4.2 JB OS.

gionee_pioneer_p4_kitkat_update_screenshotsThe Pioneer P4 features dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support, comes a 4.5-inch TFT display with FWVGA (480×854 pixels) resolution. Powered by a quad-core MediaTek (MT6582V) processor clocked at 1.3GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, houses a 2MP front-facing camera also onboard. Other specifications include 8GB of inbuilt storage; expandable up to 32GB via microSD card; Bluetooth; Wi-Fi; GPS/ AGPS; GPRS/ EDGE; 3G, and 1800mAh battery.

You can now navigate through Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for Updates. Once notification seen as received Android 4.4 KitKat update. Install it!