The company rolled-out the Android 4.4 KitKat updates for the Elife S5.5 (Review | Pictures) and the Elife E7 Mini last month. Interestingly enough, Gionee's flagship, the Elife E7, still runs the dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and there has been no word from the company about the Android KitKat update for the handset.
The company also revealed the changelog for the Android KitKat update for Pioneer P4 which 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.
The Pioneer P4 also gets several changes to applications with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, including updates for GioneeXender for optimised performance and improved the linking success rate; UC Browser for optimised UI and better page-loading effects; NQ Mobile Security; Kingsoft Office, updated WeChat app with new interface, and an updated Map app for one-click access to the main menu, come as a part of the OS update.
Other changes in the Pioneer P4 with Android KitKat include the addition of two games - Hitout Heroes and TexasPoker, and the removal of two games - World Cricket Champion and Real Football.
The Pioneer P4 offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support, and features a 4.5-inch TFT display with FWVGA (480x854 pixels) resolution. A quad-core MediaTek (MT6582V) processor powers the smartphone, clocked at 1.3GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 2-megapixel 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.