owners know that the firmware still needs to bake for a while longer before it'll be ready for human consumption, but there's a problem: the M8's hardware is done, leaving a bunch of engineers without work. It seems that this little conundrum was the impetus Meizu needed to undertake its M9 project
, because CEO Jack Wong has indicated on the company's forums that the new model will be strictly a hardware change from the M8 -- the software platform will be essentially the same. As he's mentioned before, the M9 will come in CDMA and TD-SCDMA flavors whereas the current M8 is strictly GSM, so that radio swap is where the real hardware re-engineering comes into play, it seems. There's still no word on how long this surgery might take, but we're sure data-hungry Chinese on TD-SCDMA spectrum are going to be putting on the full-court press to get it done sooner rather than later.
[Via Meizu Me