Lenovo has finally cleared the air as to 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.
Update: Lenovo has removed mention of the five smartphones - the K3 Note, Vibe S1, Vibe P1, A7000, and A7000 Plus - from its Android Upgrade Matrix Support page. The company may possibly have revised its timelines for the rollout of their Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates.
According to the Chinese tech company's Android Upgrade Matrix Support page, the Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Plus are scheduled to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow by September next year. The Lenovo K3 Note would also receive the OTA update in the same month. Under its 'Vibe' series of smartphones, the Lenovo Vibe S1 and Lenovo Vibe P1 would be getting the update in June next year. Currently, all the aforementioned smartphones have already run Android 5.0 Lollipop except for Vibe P1, which runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The support page adds that those handsets customised by operators or that are under contracts are "not covered" for the OS update. Also, the 'Release Date' section is subject to change. No other Lenovo handsets for now would be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Currently, all the aforementioned smartphones already run Android 5.0 Lollipop except for Vibe P1, which runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Until now, besides the Google Nexus and Android One devices, companies such as Sony, Motorola and Huawei have also revealed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roadmaps for their smartphones. The latest Android mobile operating system version is now on 0.3 percent of all the Android devices visiting Google Play. The number is a slight rise from the less than 0.1 percent from last month. Android 4.4 KitKat version still dominates the chart with 37.8 percent, followed by Android Jelly Bean and Android Lollipop OS versions, as per the distribution data.