Lenovo recently launched Phablet named Lenevo Phab at Rs. 11,999 in India. The company has also started seeding Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for its budget smartphone Lenovo A7000 to the users in India. The upgrade not only brings Android 6.0, but also includes the Android security patch that was released in the month of March.
The Lenovo K3 Note already started receiving the upgrade less than a month ago. After A7000, Lenevo A7000 Plus, A7010, VIBE K4 Note, VIBE Shot, VIBE X3, VIBE S1 and VIBE P1 are also lined up to get their upgrades.
Lenevo A7000 was launched in April, 2015 with Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop). It has 5.5 inch display with a screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels.
It has 1.5 GHz octa core processor and Mediatek MT6752m chipset. It has 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB through a microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP), USB (microUSB v2.0) and GPS.
The upgrade is done through Over-The-Air (OTA) and weighs around 1.3 GB in size but the users are recommended to have at least 2GB of free space on the device and change data connection to Wi-fi before upgrading. The upgrading process may delete your personal data so please make sure you back up your personal data before performing OTA upgrade. You can also manually check availability of the new software by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates>Check For Update. The upgrade is labeled A7000-a_S153_151127_ROW_TO_A7000-a_S223_160405_ROW.
About Android 6.0
Android 6.0 Marshmallow have many of the new features compared to Android Lollipop. The interface is pretty much the same because most changes are hidden under the surface and are not very visual. Some of the things expected from the upgrade are fingerprint support, Google Now on Tap, enhanced app permissions, Android Pay mobile payment system and battery saving tools for power optimization. Marshmallow Upgrade in K3 NOTE added support for Theatermax technology, it is expected that this upgrade does the same.