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Meizu announces Flyme 5.0 update for its flagship MX5 smartphone

Meizu rolls out Flyme 5.0 update for MX5 with updated lock screen, multi-tasking card layout and split-screen mode

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: October 27, 2015 2:17:53 pm
Meizu starts Flyme 5.0 roll out for MX5 smartphone with split-screen and multitasking support Meizu starts Flyme 5.0 roll out for MX5 smartphone with split-screen and multitasking support

Meizu has started rolling out Flyme 5.0 version of its forked Android OS for its MX5 smartphone. The MX5 is the flagship smartphone from Meizu, launched in the month of August.

The new update brings changes to desktop, notification, lock screen and flyme communication. With Flyme 5.0, the desktop gets support for split-screen mode and multitasking with card based layout. The new updated desktop also gets floating notice which allows floating information to avoid interrupted operation.

Meizu has also updated the notification bar with expanded view of all the default switches and pull-down notifications. It also now supports application notification management, application switching and priority setting for notification.

The Meizu Flyme 5.0 brings changes to music lock screen which displays cover and lyrics directly. The lock screen settings offer option whether to display notifications. There is also a customer service assistant with online chat support.

There some other changes which include floating notice for new calls, suspended dial plate design, recording list and number tags. Also on tap is a new 4 x 2 weather widget and full-screen handwriting keyboard input. The complete changelog can be read here.

The Flyme OS v5.0.0.1A is currently rolled out to users in China in batches and is expected to be available globally later this year.

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