Close on the heels of pushing out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its K3 Note, Lenovo is now rolling out the latest OS for A7000 smartphone users in India.
The software update is an over-the-air (OTA) one and will bring the Lenovo A7000 from Android Lollipop to Marshmallow.
The update is 1.3 GB in size and will bring several enhancements and new features to the A7000. According to users who have downloaded the software update, the build number is A7000-a_S153_151127_ROW_TO_A7000-a_S223_160405_ROW.
Those who have updated their A7000 phablet to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update are hoping that it would resolve the touch issue.
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For the unfamiliar, the Chinese smartphone maker released the A7000 in April 2015 in the region and the budget handset was priced at Rs. 8999 ($135) for Indian consumers.
The A7000 sports a 5.5-inch HD screen and under the hood it houses an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor, which is clocked at 1.5GHz and 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone also has a 2,900mAh battery. The device comes with 8 GB of storage capacity, which can be expanded to an additional 32 GB thanks to the microSD card support. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI on top. The handset also boasts an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
While no changelog for the Lenovo A7000's update from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available, the update is anticipated to bring several new features such as the Doze mode, the Google Now on Tap, enhanced app permissions, Android Pay mobile payment system, fingerprint APIs for developers and more.
The Google Now on Tap feature brings contextual search users' way, whereas the Doze mode enhances the battery life of the handset.
It will be interesting to see if like the K3 Note, the A7000 also benefits from support for TheaterMax, which enabled one to use the handset in tandem with Lenovo's Ant VR headset.
The software update is an OTA one and, therefore, it may roll out in phases and it could be a while before it reaches your Lenovo A7000. However, users can check if they have received the update manually by navigating to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
Since the update is nearly 1.3GB in size, it is advisable that one uses a Wi-Fi connection to download the update. Make sure that you have at least 2GB of space free on your Lenovo A7000 and that the battery charge is over 50 percent.
Has your A7000 received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow yet?