Will Verduzco · Mar 31, 2012 at 07:15 am

Stock Android 4.0 Beta (V1037) for the Meizu MX and M9

Not too many people around these parts are familiar with the name Meizu. Despite making highly popular flagship devices for the China and Hong Kong markets, they haven’t stirred up too much commotion in other parts of the world. This is unfortunate, however, as their flagship MX and upcoming quad-core MX pack some seriously high end hardware.

Normally their devices don a heavily skinned version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread dubbed “Flyme OS.” Luckily for power users, however, this ICS beta update comes in vanilla flavor instead. Going forward, Carl Pei of Meizu (XDA Forum Member caarl) informs me that Meizu plans on releasing joint updates—one with Flyme, one without—so users can choose which they would prefer. Now wouldn’t it be nice if HTC and Samsung could follow suit with Sense and TouchWiz by making them optional?

Official Release Statement:

MEIZU has today released a public beta testing version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the MEIZU MX and M9. The newly released firmware will be based on stock Android 4.0 without any customizations.

The Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade brings an entirely new look and feel to Android on MEIZU MX and M9, with a redesigned user interface as well as new design and usage concepts.

Prior to the public beta testing, MEIZU launched a private beta testing program for Android 4.0, which began mid-February for the MEIZU M9. During the private beta, users were amazed at the speed and responsiveness of the testing firmware. The newly released public beta firmware brings many bug fixes and also the support for MEIZU’s flagship device, the MX.

With the release of the public beta testing stock Android firmware, the company continues supporting the MEIZU M9, a device that has been on the market for more than a year. By doing so, MEIZU once again displays its focused commitment to the user experience and satisfaction of its many customers and fans.

The ICS beta firmware is available as of today for the MEIZU MX and M9.

Now that we have the ICS goods, it’s time to get cracking on ROM development. You can find more information, along with all the relevant download links, in the ROM thread. For those installing the goods, please note that Gmail is not included in the ROM, and for some reason cannot be installed from Google Play. Instead, use this version.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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