The Lenovo Vibe S1 is finally receiving the much-awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, months after the OS started rolling out to Nexus devices.
In fact, it is possibly a few days before a newer version of Android, dubbed N, hits the market, yet a good number of current-gen smartphones are yet to be updated with the latest version of the Google-owned mobile OS. While some users never confirm whether their phones are eligible for updates, it seems the Lenovo Vibe S1 is one of the rare cases where a hardly known device is receiving the Marshmallow update.
The update, just like other software updates, is meant to bring better optimization of the device’s hardware, add new features as well as take care of stubborn bugs and errors from the previous version. The latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow being pushed to the Vibe S1 smartphone is going to do just this. However, the company is currently rolling out the update to those with the device in India.
The Lenovo Vibe S1 Marshmallow update follows the likes of Lenovo A7000, Lenovo K3 Note and the Lenovo Vibe P1 in receiving this updated firmware, Lenovo Head of Product and Marketing, Anuj Sharma, confirmed via his Twitter account.
Android Marshmallow features
As mentioned earlier, software updates bring along with them new features, improvements as well as tweaks from previous versions. The new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update introduces some interesting features for users of the Lenovo Vibe S1. There is Google Now on Tap that essentially scans your current open page for any relevant information and presents it to you in form of cards. The Doze feature will keep track of your phone’s activities and whenever it determines that the phone is not in use, it will switch off all background apps in a bid to save battery life and other resources such as data.
The updated Lenovo Vibe S1 will also let users decide which permissions individual apps installed on the phone can access. For instance, you can only allow WhatsApp to access your microphone when recording a voice message and when done, disable this option. This is possible with other permissions and apps as well.
Those using the Vibe S1 can get the firmware via an OTA update. As a result, not all users of the phone will receive the update on the same date. If patience is not one of your virtues, go to the Lenovo Vibe S1’s settings and under the About Device, you can proceed and check for updates. If not available, you may have to get some lessons on patience.