Android 6.0 Marshmallow was first unveiled in May 2015 at Google I/O under the codename “Android ‘M'” and it was officially released last month. And while there hundreds of millions of users who still don’t have even Android Lollipop, there are phone makers who are already making public their plans to bring Android 6.0 to their users.
Lenovo has announced through a support document called Android Upgrade Matrix when it would be rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its popular smartphones – K3 Note, Vibe S1, Vibe P1, A7000, and A7000 Plus. Here’s the rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow looks like for a couple of Lenovo smartphones:
- Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Plus – by September next year
- Lenovo K3 Note – by September next year
- Lenovo Vibe S1 and Lenovo Vibe P1 – June next year
It needs to be pointed out that all these smartphones already run at least Android 5.0 Lollipop. Lenovo further adds that these roll-out dates don’t include devices that are customized by carriers. The Chinese company also said it takes the liberty to modify the release date, so this should be more of an estimate, than something 100% sure.
For the time being, it seems that no other Lenovo handsets would be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Sony, Motorola, Samsung Huawei have all revealed their rollout plans and it seems that for the time being Lenovo is going to be among the slowest ones.
Since Android 6.0 Marshmallow was recently released, it’s no wonder that it has only a 0.3 percent share of all the Android devices visiting Google Play. Among the most important new features we find a new permissions architecture, Google Now On Tap, a new power management system, native support for fingerprint recognition and USB Type-C connectors, the ability to migrate data to a microSD card and use it as primary storage, and other various improvements.