Lenovo’s on the verge of getting the Android 6.0 marshmallow update onto its flagship devices in the coming months. The Chinese giant plans on making it work by the second quarter of the year 2016 which is still likely to change (considering many factors that include optimization of the software and squashing of bugs).
The devices they are currently working on for next year are the K3 note, Vibe S1, Vibe P1, A7000 and A7000 plus. The A7000 and A7000 plus are slated for September 2016 and the others, for June 2016.
Other companies like Sony, Motorola, Huawei, and Google, have also revealed their plans towards the Marshmallow update for their Smartphones.
Aside from the Vibe P1, that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, the rest of the Lenovo devices listed above currently run Android 5.0 Lollipop, and those are the only devices from Lenovo that would receive the update to Android 6.0 marshmallow for now.
Some devices are no doubt expected to be added to the list of smartphones to be upgraded next year, but it’s quite a shocker that even Lenovo’s flagship – Vibe Z2 pro wasn’t included on the list and that of course, leaves the device stuck at 5.0.
After Lenovo’s handhelds might have been updated, we should expect to see all Marshmallow’s features alongside Lenovo’s custom skin on top (that will also include several nifty additions).
Of all the Lenovo devices listed above, Lenovo A6000 and K3 note belong to the mid-range category so there’s a possibility that these devices won’t receive the Marshmallow update anytime soon, as they are likely to be on lower priority.
However, Lenovo K3 is a new device with features that sit nicely in between the mid-tier and top-tier categories and it’s likely it will receive the update sooner than the A6000. Whatever the case may be, we will bring you up to speed as more details surface.
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