Meizu‘s modified android operating system, dubbed as Flyme, debuted on Meizu MX back in 2012. It was praised for its simplistic yet beautiful approach to user interface and its critical success story continues to this day.
As a usual firmware update, Meizu has officially released it’s latest Developer version of Flyme (Flyme v.18.104.22.168) which will bring in Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat to some of their phones.
The latest Flyme update will bring some software and hardware optimizations including a faster update and application installation speed and several other enhancements to camera, system, connectivity and settings. A support for new features such as payment authorization using a fingerprint sensor will also go onboard to some supported devices. Note that this is a developer ROM and not all features may function as intended to other devices. However, Meizu is working really hard to fix, if not dissipate, all the bugs before rolling out a stable version.
The update will be available for Meizu Pro 6 Plus, Pro 6, Pro 6s, Pro 5, MX6, Meizu E, M3 Max, M5 Note and M3 Note. It is quite notable that some of the supported models are released within the last two years, with Pro 5 the oldest among the group. Meizu did not reveal the reason for this but it is at least great to see the update coming to such older devices.
Several other models such as the MX5, MX4, MX4 Pro, Meizu X, Meizu U20, U10 will also support the Flyme 22.214.171.124 developer ROM update but their system kernel will not be upgraded to Android Nougat due to some hardware limitations.