If you own a Huawei Ascend Mate 2, your wait for Lollipop is over — so long as your willing to flash it yourself. Following it's release to beta testers earlier this month, the first release preview is now available to download and flash for anyone who is interested.

From Huawei:

Starting today, Android 5.1 (Lollipop) is available to Huawei Ascend Mate 2 owners. This major update also includes Huawei's new EMUI 3.1 software. Interested customers can download and install this first release version of the software now. Huawei will continue to enhance the software, even after this initial version is made available, to deliver the best experience to you, our customers. We look forward to your feedback.

If you plan to take the dive and install Lollipop on your device, Huawei recommends backing your data up to an SD card using its software. If you're interested, you can find instructions on how to back up your data and flash Lollipop to your device from Huawei at the link below.

Download and flash Android 5.1 Lollipop preview for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2